WCMA Accepting 2020 Internship Applications to Enhance Industry Workforce Pipeline

Posted By: Ellie Herman WCMA News ,

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is now accepting Fall/ Winter 2020 applications for the WCMA Internship Exchange. This program pairs students with WCMA members, including dairy processors, manufacturers, and industry supplier partners, for at least one full semester of hands-on work experience.

“Internships offer the next generation of workers a meaningful introduction to the industry, while they offer employers a much-needed workforce pipeline,” WCMA Executive Director John Umhoefer said.

The WCMA Internship Exchange will receive applications from students interested in the following career fields: Production, Machine Operation, Maintenance, Packaging, Quality Assurance/Food Safety, Marketing, Accounting, and Human Resources. WCMA works with the University of Wisconsin System, Wisconsin Technical College System, and high school guidance counselors to promote these opportunities.

WCMA invites members to indicate interest in hosting interns. Employers should expect to commit to an intern for a full semester, offer structured and supervised opportunities for learning, and be prepared to complete evaluations on the intern’s efforts for educational credits. Interested employers can email Communications, Education and Policy Coordinator Ellie Herman.

To participate in the WCMA Internship Exchange, visit our internship page.