Recognizing Outstanding Employer Programs

Each year the California Internship &Work Experience Association (CIWEA) recognizes employers which provide exemplary internship or work experience programs. CIWEA does this to highlight best practices and to encourage organizations to continue offering resources and opportunities for student success. A maximum of four awards are given each year – two to employers and two to colleges/universities. In addition to a plaque, recipients receive a complimentary membership to CIWEA for the following year and complimentary registration to the 2019 Annual Conference. Nomination forms attached. Deadline: February 22nd, 2019

Annual Nominations

Members are encouraged to nominate outstanding employer internship or work experience programs each year. The nominator must be a CIWEA member, but the nominee (school or employer) does not have to be an association member.

2019 Employer of the Year Award recipient Z Power

2019 Employer of the Year Award recipient Z Power


DOWNLOAD AND SUBMIT NOMINATION FORM for 2018 Outstanding Employer/College & University.  Submissions due no later than March 16th 2018

Employer Recognition Award:

List of Previous Recipients

Arcel Design, Inc. Volunteer Income Tax Association (VITA)

California Musical Theater California Film Commision

The City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Motor Transport Division

Northrop Grumman

Universal Studios Hollywood Technician Program
Shriners Hospitals for Children HVAC Department

Alliance to Save Energy

Shell Oil Company
First Investors