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Commitment Privacy Policy Overview

Thank you for visiting the Indiana INTERNnet Web site (the "Site"). We are committed to protecting your privacy and we voluntarily provide this privacy statement in support of this commitment. Indiana INTERNnet wants to provide a safe, secure, helpful user experience for students, University professionals, and the business community. Therefore, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that the information you provide and submit to us remains private, and is used only for the purposes as set forth herein.

The following discloses our current information gathering and dissemination practices, which may change from time to time, for this Site, which is accessible at the following domain names: IndianaINTERN.net; IndianaINTERNnet.com; and IndianaINTERN.com.

Nonpersonal Information Gathering

We will collect no personal information about you unless you choose to provide personal information to us. Therefore, if you do nothing but browse through the Site or download information from the Site, no personal information will be gathered. However, we will gather and store certain information that does not identify you personally. Such nonpersonal information may include the Internet domain name and the Internet Protocol address from which you access the Site; the type of browser and operating system used to access the Site; the date and time you access the Site; the address of any Web site from which you used a link to access the Site; and the Site pages, areas and services you accessed during your visit. This nonpersonal information helps us determine what services and tools are most beneficial to our visitors, and how we can best serve the student, university and business communities. As such, we may share this non-personal information with our partners, so that they too may tailor their services and sites to better serve our visitors.

Specific Information Gathering

The Site's intern-matching service cannot be anonymous. Rather, we must have personal contact information to facilitate the matching process. Therefore, if you wish to become a user of the Site's intern-matching services, then you must also choose to manually input contact information such as your name, email address, university, academic major and daytime phone number. This contact information will be used to contact you when necessary to send notifications of matching internship opportunities. The information may also be used to inform you of additional opportunities or services or of Site changes.

During your visit, Indiana INTERNnet may also ask you to choose to provide survey information, such as likes or dislikes regarding the Site, types of internship opportunities or jobs that are of interest, and demographic information (like age, region of the state, academic year, school in attendance, or academic interests). This information is requested in an effort to deliver to you the most relevant information and to provide you the best possible internship experience.

Demographic and profile data is used to tailor each visitor's experience at our site; to provide content that we think each visitor might be interested in; to display content according to each visitor's preferences; and to create individualized database search criteria to accelerate each visitor's search process.

Contact Information

As noted, any contact information (such as email address) and academic school or department, is used to contact the visitor when necessary. After you have registered, we may provide you with a password, which, for your further protection, you may have to provide in order to gain access to the non-public areas of the Site.

Resumes

Indiana INTERNnet is an internship link and matching site. As such, you may choose to submit you resume and contact information for inclusion in our member database. By submitting your resume and contact information, you agree to allow authorized employers, recruiters and university personnel to access your resume. Indiana INTERNnet will use commercially reasonable efforts to grant access to this database only to authorized employers, recruiters, hiring managers, headhunters, human resource professionals, and university career professionals and personnel, but Indiana INTERNnet cannot guarantee that unauthorized parties, such as hackers, will not, without our consent, gain access to the database.

Changing Contact, Resume or Profile Information

Indiana INTERNnet gives you the option of changing and modifying information previously provided to the Site. To do so, go to IndianaINTERN.net, click on your personal account link and enter your user name and password. From your account, select the appropriate links to change or modify your profile or contact information, or to submit an updated resume. While you may remove or modify your resume from our searchable database at any time, you also acknowledge that authorized parties may have retained a copy of your previously posted resume in their own files or databases. Therefore, you agree that we are not responsible for the retention, use, or privacy of resumes in these instances, nor the use or privacy of resumes by any of such parties while resumes are in the database. You may also choose to participate in the Site's chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups. Please remember that any information you choose to disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Please refer to our Terms document for other information pertinent to such forums.

Third Party Web Sites and Links

The Site may contain links to other sites. Once you link to another site(s), you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site(s) Indiana INTERNnet is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. Please refer to our Terms document for other information pertinent to links to external sites.

Children

The Site is intended for the use of high school-age students, college-age students, university professionals and employers. The Site is not directed to children and it does not specifically collect information from children under the age of thirteen (13); therefore, and because Indiana INTERNnet is a nonprofit organization, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) does not apply to the Site. However, we choose to protect children within the spirit of COPPA as follows. We understand that children under the age of thirteen may access and choose to provide personal information in the hope of securing an internship or employment opportunity. We encourage such children to seek their parents' or guardians' consent and advice before registering on this, or any other site, and/or before giving out personal information. We also ask the children to provide the contact information of their parent(s) or guardian(s) so that we may notify them that the child is providing personally identifiable information. A parent or guardian may request to see and have deleted any information about their child, and request that we do not collect further information from or about the child. Any such requests will be complied with after we verify the identity of the requesting parent. Finally, we urge parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information on line. We highly recommend that parents view with their children the Federal Trade Commission's Web site at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/index.html to learn more about how COPPA protects children's privacy online.

Modification and Termination of this Agreement

If Indiana INTERNnet decides to change our privacy commitment for any reason, changes will be posted here so that students, universities and employers will always know what information we gather, how that information might be used, and whether it will be disclosed to anyone.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact:

Indiana INTERNnet Web Site Administrator
c/o Indiana Chamber of Commerce
115 West Washington St., Suite 850 S.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You can send email to internnet@indianachamber.com

 
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Educator FAQs

Colleges and Universities:

  1. How do I register for my free Indiana INTERNnet account?

    On the home page (www.indianaINTERN.net), click on the "new user" tab of the login box on the right side of your screen. You will be required to select an account type, and should select "Organization." You will then be allowed to choose the type of organization, select "University." In order to ensure your school is not already registered, the system will request that you enter your university name in a text box. If the system does not find your university registered with Indiana INTERNnet, you will be registered. When you log in next, you will be prompted to complete a short university profile form and add your site. Your university will not show up until you complete the profile form.

  2. How do I change my password?

    Sign into your account and located underneath your name, in the upper right hand side of the screen, will be a link called "Edit Account." After clicking the link, you will see a box that is titled Update Account. Beneath the title is a link called Change Password. Click through and you will be required to enter your old password and then enter a new password.

  3. I lost my password. How may I retrieve it?

    On the home page (www.indianaINTERN.net) you may click on the "Lost Password" link in the login box. You may also contact the webmaster with questions, but due to our updated privacy policy, the webmaster no longer has access to user's passwords. Contact the webmaster by calling 317-264-6852 or via email INTERNnet@indianachamber.com.

  4. How much does it cost to have students participate?

    It doesn't cost anything to post internships on the website. Indiana INTERNnet is a FREE service. You may post an unlimited number of internship opportunities and have access to our intern candidate database for free!

  5. What kinds of internships can I post?

    Indiana INTERNnet allows any high-quality internship position. The nature of high-quality is determined by the duties outlined in the employer's internship description, and the employer's commitment to enhancing the student's learning experience. If you are unsure of the quality of your positions, Indiana INTERNnet will assist you in evaluating the tasks and duties. You may post short-term, long-term, project-based, virtual, paid, and unpaid internships. If you're considering posting an unpaid internship, please review the U.S. Dept. of Labor laws and NACE's formal position statement on unpaid internships.

  6. What does Indiana INTERNnet look for in internships?

    Indiana INTERNnet emphasizes rich linkages between work and academic experience. In addition, Indiana INTERNnet stipulates that supervision, mentorship, and meaningful work activities are vital for internships.

  7. How does Indiana INTERNnet ensure quality internship opportunities?

    Each employer requesting registration with Indiana INTERNnet must pass an approval process consisting of research to ensure that the employer is a legitimate organization with the potential to offer valid internship experiences within the state of Indiana. Additionally, all internship postings are reviewed to ensure that they offer an experiential learning opportunity. Indiana INTERNnet also benefits from field representatives who perform on-site employer visits on behalf of the program. As with any job or internship opportunity, candidates are encouraged to thoroughly investigate the organization and to ask many questions to ensure that the internship for which they are applying is a good fit. It is also recommended that students have a good knowledge of their internship requirements and the experience they desire prior to accepting an internship offer to ensure they accept the opportunity most in line with their career goals.

  8. Are internships paid or for academic credit?

    They can be for both. Payment is not required, but industry best practices show it is strongly recommended and preferred. Here is what the U.S. Department of Labor has to say on the issue: http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.pdf

  9. Do these internships supplement or replace existing internships offered by a department?

    No, we're not here to replace existing internships. Indiana INTERNnet is meant to supplement or complement existing internship programs. If no such programs exist, a department or institution can begin them by using Indiana INTERNnet or, if they exist, simply add or expand what is currently available. The key for Indiana INTERNnet is to help colleges and universities offer internships in the way that makes the most sense for the institution. In addition, any pre-existing employer relationships will be respected and will not be shared with other institutions, unless desired by the employer.

  10. What tools are available to help a college or university?

    Indiana INTERNnet will make available a variety of assessment forms, access to best practice information on internships (including by academic discipline or content area), current market information on wages/benefits, and hundreds of workplaces for potentially locating an intern. If you have specific questions or need a customized internship program or tool, please call us at 317-264-6863 or email INTERNnet@indianachamber.com.

  11. How does the system work?

    Indiana INTERNnet is a high-tech and high-touch system, built to enhance opportunities for individuals seeking internships. The high-tech portion allows faculty to view company descriptions, internships, student users, and student resumes. If an employer's needs and a student's interest's match, the employer can view the resume and the student can view the internship description. Additionally, Indiana INTERNnet offers high-touch services that enable you to receive personal consultation, customized presentations and tools, and much more. Give us a call or send us an email!

  12. Where can the internships be?

    Indiana INTERNnet offers internship opportunities throughout the state of Indiana. The computerized system allows you to search for internships by various regions throughout the state. While some companies may have out of state locations, only Indiana internships will be approved for posting on Indiana INTERNnet.

  13. How is a match made?

    Each employer seeking an intern can search for matches by utilizing any combination or all of the following fields: geographic preference, minimum GPA, job category, industry, and university. The employer creates and executes a search and then views the result. The employer can save the search for future use, save specific records found in the search for future use, and/or contact the internship-seeker via email, phone, or our internal messaging system. The above process is available to the student but with different fields: geographic preference, job category, industry, and company. Paid or unpaid is also another option when searching.

  14. What happens when a match is made?

    When a match is made online, the employer can save the match for future use or can immediately contact the applicant. If a position is accepted, the employer should make the internship inactive by indicating the position was filled.

  15. What is Indiana INTERNnet's confidentiality policy?

    Information submitted to Indiana INTERNnet will be used for the purpose of connecting employers and students with high quality internship experiences. Information will be viewed only for this purpose and will not be released to other companies or parties.

  16. For more information or questions . . .

    Contact our webmaster at Indiana INTERNnet at 317-264-6852 or via email INTERNnet@indianachamber.com..

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High Schools:

  1. How do I register for my free Indiana INTERNnet account?

    Contact the webmaster at 317-264-6852 or via email internnet@indianachamber.com. to be added to your college or university's workspace.

  2. How do I change my password?

    Upon your first login, you will have the opportunity to change your password to something private and easy to remember. Any time after that, you may change your password by logging in, clicking the "Edit" button to the right of "High School Employee Information" in your workspace, and then clicking the "Change Password" button at the bottom right of this page.

  3. I lost my password. How may I retrieve it?

    On the home page (www.indianaintern.net) you may click on the "Lost Password" link in the login box. You may also contact the webmaster to receive your password by calling 317-264-6852 or via email internnet@indianachamber.com.

  4. I tried to login, but it says my account is inactive.

    Contact the webmaster to have your account reactivated by calling 317-264-6852 or via email internnet@indianachamber.com.

  5. How much does it cost to have students participate?

    Indiana INTERNnet is offered at no cost. The program is made available through the generous support of Lilly Endowment, Inc. A LEI grant allows the Indiana Chamber of Commerce to offer the Indiana INTERNnet services free of charge to employers, students, high schools and colleges or universities.

  6. What kinds of internships are available for students?

    All types of internships are either available or can be developed through Indiana INTERNnet, but the key factor is that every one is high-quality. Indiana INTERNnet strongly encourages an internship to consist of meaningful work, rich academic connections, and interesting interaction with co-workers and management. If students, faculty, or staff are unsure about the quality of internships, Indiana INTERNnet will provide assistance in making certain that all components of an internship are high-quality.

  7. What does Indiana INTERNnet look for in internships?

    Indiana INTERNnet emphasizes rich linkages between work and academic experience. In addition, Indiana INTERNnet stipulates that supervision, mentorship, and meaningful work activities are vital for internships.

  8. How does Indiana INTERNnet ensure quality internship opportunities?

    Each employer requesting registration with Indiana INTERNnet must pass an approval process consisiting of research to ensure that the employer is a legitimate organization with the potential to offer valid internship experiences within the state of Indiana. Additionally, all internship postings are reviewed to ensure that they offer an experiential learning opportunity. Indiana INTERNnet also benefits from Field Representatives who perform on-site employer visits on behalf of the program. As with any job or internship opportunity, candidates are encouraged to thoroughly investigate the organization and to ask many questions to ensure that the internship for which they are applying is a good fit. It is also recommended that students have a good knowledge of their internship requirements and the experience they desire prior to accepting an internship offer to ensure they accept the opportunity most in line with their career goals.

  9. Are interns paid and for academic credit?

    Payment and academic credit are not required, but both are strongly recommended and preferred. The exceptions are for internships that are prohibited from payment and class credit by either the institution or the academic department.

  10. Do these internships supplant or replace existing internships offered by a department?

    No. Indiana INTERNnet is meant to supplement or compliment existing internship programs. If no such programs exist, a department or institution can begin them by using Indiana INTERNnet or, if they exist, simply add or expand what is currently available. The key for Indiana INTERNnet is to help high schools, colleges and universities offer internships in the way that makes the most sense for the institution. In addition, any pre-existing employer relationships will be respected and will not be shared with other institutions, unless desired by the employer.

  11. What tools are available to help a high school?

    Indiana INTERNnet will make available a variety of assessment forms, access to best practice information on internships (including by academic discipline or content area), current market information on wages/benefits, and hundreds of workplaces for potentially locating an intern.

  12. How does the system work?

    Indiana INTERNnet is a high-tech and high-touch system for enhancing opportunities of Indiana students to find internships. The high-tech portion allows faculty to view company descriptions, internships, student users, and student resumes. If an employer's needs and a student's interests match, the employer can view the resume and the student can view the internship description. Additionally, Indiana INTERNnet offers high-touch services that enable you to receive personal consultation and the same services offered within the high-tech services.

  13. Where can the internships be?

    Indiana INTERNnet offers internship opportunities throughout the state of Indiana. The computerized system allows you to search for internships by various regions throughout the state. While some companies may have out of state locations, only Indiana internships will be approved for posting on Indiana INTERNnet.

  14. How is a match made?

    Each employer seeking an intern can search for matches by utilizing any combination or all of the following fields: geographic preference, minimum GPA, job category, industry, and High School. The employer creates and executes a search, then views the result. The employer can then save the search for future use, save specific records found in the search for future use (specific interns in which they are interested), and/or contact the intern via email. The above process is available to the student but with different fields: geographic preference, job category, industry, and company. The same matching system is used for the high-touch methodology.

  15. What happens when a match is made?

    When a match is made online, the employer can save the match for future use or can immediately contact the applicant via email. If a position is accepted, the employer should close out the internship by indicating a filled position in the employer workspace.

  16. What is Indiana INTERNnet's confidentiality policy?

    Information submitted to Indiana INTERNnet will be used for the purpose of connecting employers and students with high quality internship experiences. Information will be viewed only for this purpose and will not be released to other companies or parties.

  17. For more information or questions . . .

    Contact our webmaster at Indiana INTERNnet at 317-264-6852 or via email internnet@indianachamber.com.

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