2020 Business Application
Welcome to the online Business Application for Innovative Industries Internship Program. This application allows the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) to collect general information for the program.

*Ensure ALL required fields are completed, and the application is submitted in full. Only complete applications will be reviewed to determine basic eligibility. Businesses must be approved for funding and business agreement in place along with required documents before an internship can begin.

You will receive an e-mail notification if your business has been selected by March 1, 2020. For a complete list of business and intern eligibility requirements, visit the website at www.colorado.gov/cdle/innovativeindustries.

Please note: This is the fifth fiscal cycle and the final year of funding available for internships. All internships during this last cycle must be completed between March 1, 2020, and June 30, 2020. If program reauthorization occurs for this legislation a new cycle will begin in 2020 and run through June 30, 2021. The business announcement will be posted mid-February, and businesses notified via email.

For questions about the Innovative Industries Internships Program contact the program coordinator:
Email: wendy.corley@state.co.us
Phone: 303-318-8853
Email address *
Full Legal Name of Business *
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Doing Business As (if applicable)
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Business Address *
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City *
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Zip *
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Mailing Address (if different than physical business address)
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Your Name *
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Your Email Address *
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Back up Name and Email *
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Type of Business *
Please include business website address: *
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Total Number of Employees (for all locations) *
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In what industry is the business? (select all that apply) *
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Is your business a member of one of the following industry associations?
Is this the first time your business has participated in our internship program? *
How many internship spots are you hoping to fill using this grant for cycle 5? *
Internship Job Description *
Copy and paste the full job description here. If you have multiple job descriptions, include all.
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Please select the applicable occupational areas (select all that apply) *
Internships must cover at minimum two occupational areas to qualify for funding.
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Will the intern receive a license, registration or certification? *
If "Yes", provide the type of license, registration or certification.
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What is the anticipated START date for the internship/s? *
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What is the anticipated END date for the internship/s? *
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What are the anticipated number of hours to complete the internship? *
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What is the minimum education level you require for an intern? (check all that apply) *
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Are you willing to work with a school to provide credit for internship hours if needed? *
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What is the anticipated hourly wage for the internship? *
The minimum hourly intern wage required for this funding is $12.00 per hour (Colorado's new minimum wage standard as of January 1, 2020).
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Provide a breakdown of ALL anticipated internship costs including a total for all expenses. *
Include an itemized list of all costs for the internship, along with an overall total. Expenses may include (and are not limited to): intern wages, intern benefits, worker's compensation, supervision costs, equipment, supplies, space, etc.
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Will this intern displace a current employee? *
Would you like help locating an intern? *
If yes, list the contact name, email and/or phone number that interns should use.
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If you had support, would you be interested in developing a registered apprenticeship program? *
Should I receive grant funding, I agree to provide worker's compensation insurance for my interns. *
Should I receive grant funding I agree to add interns to payroll and have them complete a W-4. *
Attestation *
By clicking "I agree", I hereby certify that every statement I have made in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any false or incomplete answers may be grounds for removal from the Innovative Industries Internship Program and/or withdrawal of approval and reimbursement. I understand that I may be required to verify any and all information given on this application. I understand that this completed application is the property of the State of Colorado and will not be returned. I understand that I must notify the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment of any changes to this application. I understand that some of the information provided may be considered a public record and may be released upon request, subject to the exclusions and exemptions of the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA). I understand to qualify for funding the intern must also meet eligibility requirements. I certify that I have read and understand this attestation.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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