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LSSU accepted as MCRN affiliate
Internship program available


March 26, 2017

SAULT STE. MARIE —  Lake Superior State University has signed with the Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MRCN) as an affiliate, enabling it to offer assistance to small companies through the SCIP/TCA and SCIA programs.


The Small Company Internship Award (SCIA) program 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. Technology-based companies should submit applications to LSSU by April 15 for the limited number of $3,500 internship awards available. See more information and application forms at


The Small Company Innovation Program/Technology and Commercialization Assistance (SCIP/TCA) program provides matching funds up to $40,000 to Michigan small businesses to help cover the cost of conducting a project at any state of Michigan public university. The program is intended to help small companies access university resources to get to commercialization faster. LSSU has engaged in several SCIP/TCA projects to date. For more information visit the LSSU Business Engagement Center web site at


For more information, contact the LSSU Business Engagement Center by email at or phone 906-635-2738.

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