Internship Draft Day

College students looking for an internship, part-time job, or apprenticeship are invited to join the 2023 Internship Draft Day at Lambeau Field on November 2, 2023!

50+ Companies are looking for college student talent for 200+ PAID internships, part-time jobs, & apprenticeships.

Scholarships: Students have the opportunity to win a gift certificate and receive a $1,500 OR $500 scholarship.

#1 Draft Pick: One student will be voted by employers as the #1 draft pick and Mark Murphy, CEO, Green Bay Packers will present the awards.

FREE Draft Day Jersey: All student participants will receive a draft day jersey.


Register and schedule interviews online at

Student registration open September 15, to October 30, 2023

NEW ERA – Event Sponsor
Amcor – Gold Sponsor
AriensCo – Gold Sponsor
Carnivor Meat Co. – Gold Sponsor
EMT International Gold Sponsor
Green Bay Packaging – Gold Sponsor
Microsoft  – Gold Sponsor
Ornua Ingredients North America – Gold Sponsor
Paper Converting Machine Company – Gold Sponsor
Pioneer Metal Finishing – Gold Sponsor
Plexus – Gold Sponsor
Samuel Pressure Vessel Group – Gold Sponsor
The Village Companies – Gold Sponsor
Zepnick Solutions – Gold Sponsor
Fox Valley Tool & Die – Green Sponsor
Nercon – Green Sponsor
Nicolet Plastics LLC – Green Sponsor
Plexus – Green Sponsor
Waupaca Foundry, Inc. – Green Sponsor
Contact Ann Franz for available sponsorship opportunities in 2023.

Since 2015, hundreds of college students from Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have participated in Internship Draft Day at Lambeau Field. The event is like an NFL Draft, but instead of receiving a football contract, students can be awarded a scholarship, in addition to a possible paid internship by earning points.

Preregistered students receive points before the event based on their level of participation in clubs, past work experience, and Grade Point Average (GPA) documented on their resume. Students receive additional points during the draft day event based on their performance during scheduled interviews.

Each company doing interviews chooses their MVI – Most Valuable Interview at the end of the event. Then points of the preregistered students are calculated to determine the top draft picks. The top draft pick for each school is announced, followed by the overall #1 MVI. Students can also choose to network only and not schedule any interviews but will not be part of the scoring competition. Either way, Internship Draft Day is a win for college students and NEWMA member employers!

Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA) and the NEW Manufacturing Alliance (NEWMA) organize Internship Draft Day each year. The organizations work collaboratively to expand manufacturing career pathways and build a talent pipeline through internships.

2022 Overall #1 Draft Pick is Samuel Dick, a UW Oshkosh student.

2022 Overall #2 Draft Pick is Katelyn Desrochers, a NWTC student.