Ignite Internship Application

Apply for an Ignite Internship Grant

Want to develop a talent pipeline to your business? You’re not alone. The average NSCA member has at least seven open positions at any given time (that’s 17,000 open positions, nationally).

The Ignite Internship Program is here to help. It provides internship grants for qualifying integrator and manufacturer companies with a goal of transitioning paid interns to full-time employment. The program also provides helpful guidance on how to structure an internship. It’s part of our mission to assist businesses in recruiting and cultivating talent, while helping link students to promising careers in an industry where the only barrier to growth is a shortage of skilled workers.

Each Ignite Ambassador company can apply for reimbursement of $1,000 to offset the wages associated with hiring an intern. 


The Ignite Internship Structure

The Ignite internship program, available free to NSCA members through the NSCA online Learning Management Tool, is meant as a blueprint for your organization to jumpstart your own internal internship program.

The blueprint is structured as follows:

For more information, please contact Laura Janssen at ljanssen@nsca.org or by phone at 800.446.6722.

How to apply

Please fill out the application below

  • Company Contact Information

  • Intern Information

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Electronically submit supporting documents (pdf format preferred) to: nscafoundation@nsca.org Subject Line: IGNITE Internship Program

    If unable to email the information you may mail the documents to:

    NSCA Education Foundation
    3950 River Ridge Dr. NE Ste. B
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

    For questions, please call NSCA at 800-446-6722 or 319-366-6722.