KEY PARTNERS AIDING IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF
THE THIRD FRONTIER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
STATE OF OHIO
The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) administers the Third Frontier Internship Program for the State of Ohio. Program implementation, marketing, payment of reimbursements, technical assistance are some of the major services provided by the ODSA.
Businesses offering eligible internships to eligible students are integral to the success of the Third Frontier Internship Program. Students gain insightful, hands-on experience related to their field of study and businesses supporting paid work experiences to eligible students are partially compensated for wages paid during these internships. The focus of this paid work experience internship is to enable businesses to train their future workforce and eventually hire interns at their respective firms as full-time employees after the student graduates.
Eligible students benefit by gaining a paid work experience in their field of study and can leverage their internship performance with their college education to gain full-time employment by the Ohio business offering the internship.
Ohio’s two- and four-year colleges and universities assist the Third Frontier Internship Program by helping to recruit eligible students and businesses into the program. These campuses are key sources of our recruitment efforts and are instrumental in helping students gain work experiences and businesses to attract students for internship employment.
REGIONAL THIRD FRONTIER INTERNSHIP PROVIDERS
There are currently seven regional grantees or Third Frontier Internship Program organizations that are located throughout Ohio. These grantees serve as regional technical assistance providers, program eligibility verifiers and reimbursement processors and may provide services to any student or business in any location in Ohio. If a business is not connected with a specific regional Third Frontier Program organization, one will be matched with the business in order to provide these services. To see a list of providers, click here.
The Third Frontier Internship Program Web site serves as the vehicle to enroll and match eligible students with eligible internships. If you are a business or student interested in participating in the program click on your link of interest to enroll.
For Third Frontier Internship Program inquiries, please contact one of our regional providers referenced above. Companies are required to work with the designated provider for the region in which the company is located. For companies located in either Northeast or Southeast Ohio, these companies may choose which specific Northeast or Southeast provider they wish to contact. Students may work with a provider for the region in which the student wishes to conduct an internship.