WEDC program reimburses small companies for hiring interns

By Kathleen Gallagher of the Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin companies with 500 or fewer employees could receive as much as $4,000 each for hiring an intern from the University of Wisconsin-Madison next summer, the state commerce agency said.

The money will come from UW-Madison’s Partnerships for Global Talent Program, which is funded by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Its aim is to help state companies grow internationally and boost students’ global business skills, WEDC said in a news release.

Participating companies may host as many as two interns under the program, and are expected to match the money they receive, WEDC said. Preference will be given to companies in what the WEDC calls Wisconsin’s “driver industries”: advanced manufacturing; aerospace; bioscience; energy, power and control; food and beverage; and water technology.

Interested companies need to submit forms expressing their interest tothe international intership program’s web site to start a discussion with staff. Companies that choose to pursue the funding must submit a longer application by Sept. 30.


From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel