Partnership for Global Talent Funding
Funding available to host interns! The International Internship Program (IIP) at UW-Madison has teamed up with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to provide SEED FUNDING to help small-and medium-sized Wisconsin companies invest in developing global talent as part of their international business initiatives.
Are you headed in the right direction? Today’s working world is much more global than 20 years ago. However, according to a recent Next Generation Manufacturing survey, only 18% of Wisconsin companies rate their progress toward global engagement as good or world-class. Hiring interns for a position abroad or for an internationally focused project helps undergraduates develop intercultural professional skills, knowledge and attitudes, allowing these future Wisconsin workers to thrive in a the globalized workplace. By hosting an intern from UW-Madison, your company can be a leader in developing Wisconsin’s global talent and enjoy the success of being able to work across geographic and cultural boundaries.This grant will provide up to $4,000 in matching funds to help offset costs associated with hiring an intern. IIP helps companies identify candidates, but the selection of your intern is up to you. IIP supports students with internship advising, academic coursework and logistics related to overseas assignments. Imagine the potential!
Applications for 2016 (semester or summer) are now being accepted on a rolling basis. Priority deadline for summer 2016 internships is September 30, 2015.
Find out more
- View a recording of an informational webinar (in four parts) or review the webinar presentation as a PDF.
- Understand the shared responsibilities of IIP, employer & student
- Review the timeline
- Get more information about the budget and reimbursement
- Still have questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call IIP Director Maj Fischer at 608-261-1359