Midwest Alliance in STEM offers opportunities for students and alumni with disabilities

The Midwest Alliance in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is continuing to grow in terms of providing opportunities such as mentoring and internship placement support by announcing a new year of its programs, resources, and events for students and alumni with disabilities.

This year we have adopted some changes to our programs, as well as taken on new initiatives designed to improve the services we offer and thus offer increased benefits to students. Here is a short snapshot of some of these changes and improvements.

What is the Midwest Alliance? A Regional Program with the Goal of Increasing Academic and Career Opportunities for Students and Alumni with Disabilities.

Check out our Internships, Mentoring Programs, and other Opportunities for Students and Alumni with Disabilities. The Midwest Alliance is currently recruiting high school students as well as any postsecondary level students or alumni with any type of disability to take part in our mentoring and internship programs. We have stipends available for in the amount of $200 for mentees and $300 for mentors for a 16 hour commitment.

We also help students and recent postsecondary alums find internships in businesses, research labs, camps, and summer programs, and provide $500-$1,000 in stipends. Our opportunities are offered to students at any postsecondary level (undergraduate, graduate, alumni) who have a degree in a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields, or who are in the process of earning one. For a complete list of eligible majors and fields, click here:

Note: You can receive a stipend for an internship you have found by yourself.

Applying to our program is easy: Applications are available at our website:
Send us your completed application by fax, postal mail, or email. Please let us know if you would like to receive an application by mail or in an alternate format.

Note to parents, educators, faculty/staff, and community leaders: We would like to attend your event, meeting, or campus to talk to students about our opportunities. Please contact us if you are interested!

Join our online mailing list to learn more: For events, news, and other announcements related to student and alumni opportunities, please sign up for our general announcement mailing list by sending a blank email to:

If you have any questions, please contact our Outreach Coordinator: For Wisconsin and Eastern Iowa: Dan Nordstrom
TTY/Voice (608) 890-0992 Email: