Michigan Corporate Relations Network

The Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN) is a statewide university network designed to create partnerships that will connect Michigan’s corporations to critical university assets to help promote innovative research and grow Michigan’s economy.

Small Company Internship Award

The Small Company Internship Award Program (SCIA) provides funding to help small businesses hire university students to work as interns on projects that are both beneficial to the company and academically relevant to the student. Especially targeted toward Michigan businesses in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) field, the SCIA program is designed to increase students’ exposure to innovative processes and products emerging from companies that employ high-skill workers and to encourage student job placements with innovative and dynamic Michigan companies after graduation.

To be eligible for the SCIA program, companies must be based in Michigan with significant business operations in the state. The SCIA is a matching grant program where funding for a 12-week internship or co-op position is split evenly between the SCIA and the hosting company.

Information for the 2020 Small Company Internship Award process will be available in December.  

For questions about the SCIA program, please contact:
Kristie Scanlon, Employer Relations Coordinator
Career Center
101 B DeVos Center
401 Fulton St. W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Grand Valley State University is a proud affiliate of the Michigan Corporate Relations Network.