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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.


2021NonprofitGreenTree Community Learning Center
 Large EmployerNorthwestern Mutual
2019NonprofitWisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation
 Small EmployerZywave
 Large EmployerOshkosh Corporation
2018NonprofitWalker’s Point Youth & Family Center
 Small EmployerWaterstone Bank
 Large EmployerBMO Harris Bank
2017NonprofitCHW – Clinical Navigation Program
 Large EmployerBatteries Plus
2016NonprofitMilwaukee Center for Independence
 Small EmployerOceans of Fun
2015NonprofitWaukesha County Business Alliance
 Large EmployerSociety Insurance
2013Large EmployerJockey International
 NonprofitImpact 2-1-1
2012Large EmployerKohl’s
2011Large EmployerDirect Supply