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MCIP Internship Program

Manufacturing Career Internship Program


Frequently Asked Questions 


What is the MCIP?

The Manufacturing Careers Internship Program (MCIP) is designed to:

·         Help employers identify and hire motivated, young adults ages 18 – 24.

·         Help young adults learn about manufacturing careers and start a successful career path.

·         Change the perception of manufacturing and promote it as a highly desirable career.


How does it Work?

The MCIP starts with a 4-week Boot Camp that leads directly to an 8-week paid internship. During the boot camp, interns visit 10 to 12 local manufacturers, learn essential “work-readiness skills”, brush up on their math skills and gain OSHA and Lift Truck Driving Certifications. At the end of the boot camp, participating employers interview and select interns for an 8-week internship paid by the MCIP.


The MCIP is funded by local workforce development boards through a federal grant from the DOL to the Illinois Department. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Business and Career Services (BCS) serves as the employer of record and covers payroll, liability and insurance during the internship.  


Please contact Eddie Perez, Youth Services Manager for additional information:
Cell: 224.538.1039