Civic News
Hiring / Municipal government

Maryland state legislators want to give you $3k to hire tech interns

The Maryland Technology Internship Program would "give 40 small businesses up to $3,000 per year to hire interns."

The crowd at NET/WORK Baltimore 2014, the tech jobs fair. (Photo by Daniel Hess)

The Maryland General Assembly is considering a bill that would “give 40 small businesses up to $3,000 per year to hire interns.”
According to the Baltimore Business Journal:

[T]he Maryland Technology Internship Program would give 40 small businesses up to $3,000 a year to hire interns. The bill (HB1317) to create the program was approved by the state House of Delegates and is being considered by the Senate. If approved, Gov. Martin O’Malley would need to authorize funding for the program, estimated at $190,000 in fiscal 2015.

Read more at the Baltimore Business Journal
Recruiting and hiring skilled tech workers is a challenge for Baltimore city startups, as discussed in its February podcast on hiring. The Maryland Technology Internship Program would seek to create a pathway for impending or recent college graduates to find work with the region’s tech companies, something national groups such as Venture for America are already doing by placing college graduates into two-year positions with several of this city’s startup companies.

Companies: Maryland General Assembly / Venture for America

Knowledge is power!

Subscribe for free today and stay up to date with news and tips you need to grow your career and connect with our vibrant tech community.


Wrap up 2023 with these 11 tech events in Baltimore and DC

How I Got Here: Det Ansinn's career as a CTO and founder taught him to prioritize the people behind the tech

WeWork approached physical space as if it were virtual — which led to the company’s downfall

Download the inaugural State of the Baltimore Tech Economy Report

Technically Media