Major State Funding Boost Means More Maryland College Students Can Get Tech Internships

When Vamshi Krishna Ginna started his graduate studies in computer science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), he was searching for an internship that would provide work experience in software development.

He previously worked in product maintenance at a couple of companies in Hyderabad, India, but wanted to pivot to something more creative. He’s learned a lot from his classes at UMBC, but needed job experience. That’s where the Maryland Technology Internship Program (MTIP) came in.

Launched by the college in 2018, the program provides funds for Maryland tech companies to hire interns from colleges across the state. Now, thanks to an influx of money from the State of Maryland, more students will be able to take advantage of this same internship program.