The AEM Headquarters are located in the Summit Place office building, a former Allis-Chalmers manufacturing plant in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Our office space is really cool and features floor-to-ceiling windows, large skylights, exposed steel beams and original Cream City brick. Individual offices along with semi-private cubicles define the space.

Onsite building amenities include complimentary parking as well as fee-for-service café, fitness center and salon.

Employees delight in our superior benefit package including single health coverage at $165 per month, single vision at $2.50 per month and free dental insurance. We also offer an employer-paid pension plan, a 401k plan, generous paid time off (18 days first full calendar year), and competitive compensation and bonus program. Our dress code is casual Monday through Friday and we like giving back to the community.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to

Government Relations Manager

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is seeking a hands-on Government Relations Manager to manage federal government relations efforts across a range of policy priorities, with a focus on agriculture and technology policy. The ideal candidate will have five years of experience working in government relations for a trade association, industry group, or government affairs consulting firm, or in a legislative capacity for a member of Congress. The position will be responsible for managing various aspects of the Association’s day-to-day federal government relations efforts. Responsibilities include tracking legislation and managing the legislative database, reviewing and assessing relevancy and impact on the industry, and working with relevant internal and external stakeholders on appropriate responses; assisting in the formulation and execution of advocacy strategy around specific policy priorities; building and managing relationships with Capitol Hill offices, member companies, and industry groups and coalitions; assisting in the development and execution of industry events; planning and organizing webinars and events; participating in research projects; developing content on the association’s policy priorities; and representing the industry before federal elected officials and external stakeholders. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; superior written and verbal communications skills; ability to set priorities, work independently, and produce materials in consistent, efficient, and timely manner; thorough understanding of the policy and political landscapes and outstanding legislative analysis skills.

We expanded our internship program beginning in 2013, enabling us to utilize additional talent to complete projects that would not otherwise be accomplished.

Our interns assist with real world, meaningful, project-based work with defined objectives. A goal of the program is to create a pool of developed candidates for consideration upon graduation, and several former interns have been hired as regular employees.

Internships are paid positions and students work an average of 15-20 hours per week. Hours are daytime, between 7am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Internships vary in length with most of our students working during the school year as well as in summer. Supervisors, together with interns, establish schedules that coordinate with classes and exams.

We have adopted a modified business casual dress code where jeans are acceptable attire. Our office space is really cool and features floor-to-ceiling windows, large skylights, exposed steel beams and original Cream City brick. Click here to see all the great things former interns have to say about us.

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In addition to any current opportunities that may be listed below, we accept applications year round. We look for college students or recent grads who possess excellent customer service and communication skills, an attention to detail and strong organizational ability, along with the capability to work diligently, manage multiple projects effectively and build relationships both internally and externally.

To be considered for our program, email your resume and cover letter to Breanna Copening, Human Resources Assistant,

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Marketing Intern

The Marketing intern we add to our team will be a college student or recent graduate. A successful candidate will have strong written and verbal skills, possess excellent customer service and communication, as well as acute attention to detail. This person should present solid organizational ability along with the capability to work independently and manage multiple projects effectively.

Responsibilities for this position include assisting the marketing team with data mining lists of attendee prospects for upcoming tradeshows or digital events. You will also work in our CRM portal to manage attendee lists/prospect lists and digital leads. This position works closely with our supporting publication, association and delegation programs and works closely with prospective partners, establishing relationships, managing questions and more.

This internship will provide the student the opportunity to increase their competencies in analytical reporting and customer database management to increase resourcefulness. They will expand their marketing vocabulary and gain practical sales experience through recruitment/program outreach. In addition, you’ll achieve hands-on experience in various promotional tactics for event marketing. The intern who occupies this position can expect to dedicate 10 hours a week.

Business Intern (Membership, Sales & Customer Service)

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is seeking a highly motived team player interested in providing exceptional support to our members and exhibitors and assisting our sales team. The ideal candidate will be flexible and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities and multiple tasks, detail oriented, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. The intern will focus on aspects critical to growth of membership and tradeshows and accuracy of the AEM database that will lead to improved member engagement.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prospecting (data mining) from exhibitor lists of competing trade shows to expand list of potential exhibitors for AEM Tradeshows
  • Prospecting (data mining) companies to become members
  • Making phone calls related to trade shows and member opportunities
  • Updating contact changes for email blast bounce-backs (data hygiene)
  • Data entry of contracts, space applications, prospects, exhibitor contact info
  • Pulling SMART (internal database) reports (exhibitor lists, collections, etc.)

This internship will provide any student pursuing a marketing or business degree an opportunity to gain a broader perspective about customer relations and business development while providing an opportunity to assess interest and abilities in this field. Upon completion of the internship, the student will have gained the following skills and competencies.

  • Understanding of sales process from prospecting to targeting to converting
  • Understanding of data mining; research experience
  • Knowledge of AEM industries (construction, agriculture, mining, forestry, and utility equipment)
  • Improved customer service skills

    Required Skills
  • Microsoft Word
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel
  • Internet research

Business Intern (Agriculture and Construction)

AEM is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic college student or recent graduate to support our Agriculture (Ag) and Construction Equipment (CE) Sectors. This individual will possess strong communication skills. A successful candidate will exhibit effective problem-solving abilities, digital literacy, and the capability to take initiative. A great work ethic and desire to learn as you go will be prosperous in this fluid position.

In this position, a candidate can expect to work alongside department leads, to design a value proposition for our members and develop tactics that promote this new value proposition and increase membership and satisfaction in the association. This person will be exposed to our internal database and suggest efficiencies to achieve database product alignment. A candidate would also be responsible for research of the agricultural, construction, and utility industries to help determine the future needs of existing members and prospective new members. Excellent opportunities for networking are available as this position actively engages with member companies and industry groups. The goal is to work closely with our internal cross-functional team to strategize and execute member services, programs, and content to continuously position the association as the go-to resource for timely and relevant industry information.

The student or graduate who occupies this position will expand their communication skills through interaction with company leadership, develop a basic understanding of the industries we serve as well as their products, create strong database building skills and turn their research into actionable insights for the industry.

  • People are the key to all our successes. We have the most interesting employees and members that really bring value to our careers!
  • Exciting opportunities and educational experiences.
  • The really creative people that work here!
  • Support to try new things!
  • Telecommuting – better than sliced bread!
  • We help build everyone’s quality of life.
  • Who doesn’t love machinery?
  • Employee benefits are excellent.
  • Creative, energetic, dedicated, friendly people.
  • Through AEM member companies and staff, I’m surrounded by incredibly SMART people!
  • Working with a community of true professionals.
  • Great people, opportunities, and culture!
  • Work hours and flexibility.
  • Attention to personal and professional development.
  • Continuous efforts to engage employees.
  • It gives the opportunity to meet many people from other cultures.
  • Great, affordable health care insurance.
  • Coolest office space in Milwaukee.
  • Ongoing commitment to training staff.
  • Commitment to excellence in all areas.
  • Teamwork environment.
  • Commitment to excellent experiences for exhibitors and attendees.
  • Commitment to relevance for members.
  • Working alongside driven and motivated co-workers.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Good work life balance.
  • I feel appreciated!
  • It’s Milwaukee meets worldwide manufacturing.
  • Connecting industry leaders for growth.
  • Fierce competitors work together for safety.
  • Our members.
  • Open to employee suggestions.
  • Amazing colleagues and growth opportunities.
  • Professionalism, responsibility and freedom.
  • Innovative and collaborative management.
  • Great benefits and people.
  • The “can do” attitude.
  • The variety of my responsibilities and projects.
  • People, challenges, work, and successes.
  • Great growth potential.
  • I can work for world first class trade shows and meet with friends from all over the world!
  • I’ve made friends through my travels with work.
  • I love that I’ve been able to see the world.
  • I enjoy meeting new people almost every day through our membership.
  • I love my team and their team approach.
  • I have great staff.
  • I feel empowered and supported.
  • The people. Everyone here is extremely friendly and helpful. I love that, even though I am an intern, I can attend meetings, talk to just about anyone, and ask lots of questions.
  • Helping members solve industry challenges.
  • Growth opportunities. Flexibility. Great people.
  • Friendly international working environment.
  • Loads of opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Achieve member consensus committee decisions.
  • Flexible work schedules for working parents.
  • Senior Team values and acknowledges employees.
  • AEM members think globally.
  • AEM members make America.
  • Really nice people work here!
  • Many promotions from within.
  • Love the casual Fridays!
  • 18 days PTO the first year!
  • The core work week is 37.5 hours.
  • I can walk indoors all year long.
  • The historic industrial office setting.
  • I enjoy the variety and all the birthday treats employees share!