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MACIC Award: Outstanding Employer Internship Program

The Milwaukee Area College Internship Consortium – MACIC was established to foster collegiality and support professionals who work with internships in Wisconsin’s public, private, and technical colleges and universities, through educational forums and networking opportunities.

In an effort to honor employers and partners from business, industry, government and nonprofits who have distinguished themselves by developing quality internship programs within their organizations that incorporate internship best practices, MACIC has developed the following awards:

  • Outstanding Internship Program: Large Employers
  • Outstanding Internship Program: Small Employers (fewer than 100 employees)
  • Outstanding Internship Program: Nonprofit/Public Sector

Each spring MACIC members nominate employer partners who distinguish themselves by developing quality internship programs. 


Award Criteria

  • University Engagement: Employer proactively establishes relationships with colleges and universities through activities such as on-campus career fairs, classroom/campus organization presentations, advisory boards, etc.
  • Structured Internship Experience: Employer provides a well-structured internship experience through activities that include providing interns with the opportunity to do work of a professional nature; establishing well-defined, measurable goals; providing constructive feedback through regular mentor/intern meetings; etc.
  • Professional Development Opportunities: Employer provides opportunities for the intern to grow professionally through activities such as supporting intern attendance at meetings, workshops, and conferences; building opportunities for networking with other professionals; encouraging community engagement by providing opportunities to work with other employees on community-related projects; etc.

Awardees are recognized at the annual Celebrate Internships! Employer Appreciation Event and Internship Student Showcase.


Year Award Company
2023 Nonprofit Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Public Sector Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Large Employer Rockwell Automation
Innovative Internship LMI Packaging
2022 Nonprofit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin- Language Services
Small Employer Dismas Ministry
Large Employer Baird
2021 Nonprofit GreenTree Community Learning Center
Large Employer Northwestern Mutual
2019 Nonprofit Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation
Small Employer Zywave
Large Employer Oshkosh Corporation
2018 Nonprofit Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center
Small Employer Waterstone Bank
Large Employer BMO Harris Bank
2017 Nonprofit CHW – Clinical Navigation Program
Large Employer Batteries Plus
2016 Nonprofit Milwaukee Center for Independence
Small Employer Oceans of Fun
2015 Nonprofit Waukesha County Business Alliance
Large Employer Society Insurance
2014 Nonprofit IndependenceFirst
2013 Large Employer Jockey International
Nonprofit Impact 2-1-1
2012 Large Employer Kohl’s
2011 Large Employer Direct Supply