Author: Steph Britz

Funds for HS STEM Internship Program Awarded to the GLWFB

The Greater Lowell Workforce Board has been awarded a STEM- Focused Internship grant in the amount of $150,000.

“The purpose of these grants is to provide stipend support to increase high school students’ (9-12th grade) access to highly engaging STEM internships, particularly in schools enrolled in schools with high concentrations of low-income and historically disadvantaged student populations, to explore and prepare for a STEM Career in the Commonwealth.

Through this grant, the Commonwealth hopes to expose students to exciting career opportunities in STEM while also
building the pipeline of talent in potential employees in the Commonwealth.”

The Greater Lowell Workforce Board (MassHire) will administer the funds to businesses that hire an intern to work on STEM projects in 2023 (approximately 100 hours/student). 

For more information on eligibility and how to apply for the Internship funds, please contact, Katy Gentile at the Greater Lowell Workforce Board, [email protected].

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EDIP and Vacant Store Front Applications are Now Online

The state’s Economic Development Incentive Program is now fully online!

All 5 applications, Preliminary Application, Supplemental Application (sent pre-populated to appropriate companies), Local incentive Only Application, Vacant Storefront District, and Vacant Storefront Project can now be accessed via Massachusetts Office of Business Development | or Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) |

The Preliminary and Local Only Applications can be found on this page:

Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) |

The Vacant Storefront Applications are located here:

Massachusetts Vacant Storefronts Program (MVSP) |

A friendly reminder of application deadlines: Preliminary Applications were due to your MOBD Regional Director by COB on July 13th. All other applications and associated paperwork from the municipality will be due by COB on August 17th.

Connecting Activities

Get Involved with Area Youth by Sponsoring an Intern

MassHire Greater Lowell Workforce Board (MH-GLWFB) will work with your business to place a high school intern.

The MH-GLWFB operates Connecting Activities (CA), a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) initiative that leverages statewide infrastructure to support “college and career readiness” for all students.

A Connecting Activities Employer Service Specialist works with area employers to develop relationships and facilitate part-time, after-school and weekend jobs as well as summer job opportunities for youth ages 16-21

Connecting Activities staff are onsite regularly at the following partner schools: Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut and Tewksbury High; Greater Lowell Technical High School.

Connecting Activities also partners with: Tyngsborough High, Westford High, and Middlesex Academy Charter School on special projects.

Connecting Activities staff also support a wide range of activities beyond work experiences, including  job fairs, job shadow days, career days, employer guest speaker series, workshops and other career development activities.

Employers that are interested in participating in these activities or would like to discuss hosting a youth intern, should contact the Kathleen Gentile,

Greater Lowell Workforce Board

Additional Ways to Get Involved: