Program Eligibility

MTIP Program Eligibility

What companies are eligible to participate?

Companies eligible to participate in the MTIP summer program must meet the following criteria:

  • Be in the Massachusetts digital technology sector. Priority focus areas for 2021 include: Cybersecurity, Digital Health, Fintech, Internet of Things (IoT), and Robotics;
  • Be headquartered and have operations in Massachusetts;
  • Have less than 100 employees globally; 
  • Hire an eligible summer intern to work in Massachusetts; and
  • Treat their interns as employees of the company and not contractors or subcontractors, and pay interns as W-2 employees with required payroll withholdings.

What interns are eligible to participate?

Eligible student interns for the MTIP summer program MUST meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • A Massachusetts resident currently enrolled at or a recent graduate (class of 2019 or later) of a two- or four-year college, university, or other post-secondary training program; or 
  • A student currently enrolled at or a recent graduate (class of 2019 or later) of a Massachusetts two- or four-year college, university, or other post-secondary training program; or 
  • A graduate student or recent advanced degree recipient who is a Massachusetts resident or who is enrolled at a Massachusetts graduate school. Recent graduates must have completed their advanced degree program in 2019 or 2020.

MTIP summer interns MAY be:

  • Service members and members of the National Guard and Reserve who are Massachusetts residents, graduates of 2-year or 4-year colleges, and have transitioned from active duty to veteran status within the past 18 months (DD-214 documentation marking the date of your transition will be necessary).

MTIP summer interns may NOT be:

  • Anyone who is the spouse, child, grandchild, sibling, niece, nephew, or spouse of a child, grandchild, sibling, niece, or nephew of ANY employee of the company; 
  • Anyone whose internship is supported by another state-sponsored program during the period covered by MassTech's program; and/or
  • Anyone who is a current or former full- or part-time employee of the company. Former paid or unpaid interns of the company are eligible.

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