Grant money available to help hire summer interns

Freeman Staff

Aug. 10, 2015

MADISON — Funds will be available for small- to mid-size companies in Wisconsin to help offset the cost of hiring an intern for the summer of 2016 to implement the companies’ global growth goals.

The program is offered by The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Partnerships for Global Talent Program, funded by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and provides up to $4,000 per intern to help offset the costs associated with hiring an intern. Each participating company can host up to two undergraduate interns.

Each participating company is expected to contribute matching funds that meet or exceed WEDC’s contribution, or to secure matching funds from another source.

The program is open to Wisconsin companies with 500 or fewer employees. Companies seeking more information can submit an initial expression of interest via the International Internship Program website,

“This program eliminates some of the headaches that can go along with creating an international internship,” said IIP Director Maj Fischer. “IIP takes care of advertising, and also assists with structuring the internship, conducting interviews and handling logistics, which can be complicated in an international context. IIP helps ensure a good experience for both the employer and the intern.”