The Students in Technology Transfer And Research (STTAR) program provides upper-division students (i.e., juniors through graduate students) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with an opportunity to use their academic training and experience to address challenging science and technology-based problems faced by North Dakota companies. Although related to the more general cooperative education and internship programs offered throughout the state, the primary emphasis of STTAR is on research and development rather than sales and marketing. The ND EPSCoR State Office cost-shares the student salary. The ND EPSCoR State Office has partnered with 20 ND-based companies that sponsored 88 post-secondary students and 28 companies in ND since 2014 in the STTAR program. Benefits include:
- support for companies in technical areas
- practical work experience for students
- better trained workforce
To apply for STTAR support, companies complete a brief form indicating how students will make a contribution to company performance, products, or processes using science and technology. Companies must provide a minimum 2:1 match, but can elect to increase their cost share.
Interested ND-based businesses:
- will need to complete the Business Application Form. With a limited number of sponsorships available, early application is encouraged.
- should review the Business Participation information on eligibility, timelines, and other guidance.
Students, please review the brochure above, and contact your campus career office for more information on how to apply for an internship.