NEWMA announced the 8th annual “Internship Draft Day” at Lambeau Field on Thursday, November 3, 2022  from 3 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

The event is co-sponsored by the NEW Manufacturing Alliance (NEWMA) and the Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA).  Over 100 college students from throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan will have the opportunity to interview with over 50 NEWMA member companies offering more than 200 paid internships and co-ops.

Ann Franz, executive director of NEWMA stated, “Internship Draft Day is an innovative approach to the college internship fair.”  Franz added, “Students in addition to having the opportunity to interview for over 200 paid internships and co-ops, will also participate in a contest to be the number one draft pick from their college.”  Before the event, students received points for participation in college clubs, relevant work experience, and overall GPA.  Students will receive additional points for how well they interview at the event. The Most Valuable Interview (MVI) will receive additional points. Mark Murphy, president and CEO of the Green Bay Packers will be announcing the number one draft pick based on the points the students earned at each college.  The top overall Draft Pick will receive a $1,500 college scholarship from the Alliance for the upcoming college term.  Franz stated, “How exciting for the students to hear their name called by Mr. Murphy as the number one draft pick for their college!”

Some of the companies recruiting for the event include Alliance Laundry Systems, Ariens Company, Belmark, BPM Inc., Carnivore Meat, EMT International, Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Great Northern Corp., Green Bay Packaging, KI, Nercon, Nicolet Plastics, Omni Glass & Paint, Ornua Ingredients, PCMC, Pioneer Metal Finishing, Plexus, Sargento Foods, Schreiber Foods, Waupaca Foundry and Werner Electric.  Opportunities are in various degree fields, including engineering, business, supply chain, marketing, electro-mechanical, human resources and IT.

The event is so unique that the University Economic Development Association gave it the national Talent award.  For questions regarding the event, contact Ann Franz at 920-606-7691 or email