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Courtney Sampson - 9/8/2011

Indiana INTERNnet Seeks Intern and Mentor of Year Nominations

(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Indiana INTERNnet, a free online internship matching program from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, is seeking nominations for the sixth annual IMPACT Awards, which honor achievements in internships and mentoring. The IMPACT Awards recognizes three outstanding interns, a career development professional and two employers of the year.

Individuals are invited to submit more than one nomination in any or all of the award categories:  

  • Outstanding Intern (high school, college and non-traditional*): contribution to employer's business; demonstrated leadership skills during internship; and professionalism. *A non-traditional intern may include a non-student or post graduate.
  • Outstanding Career Development Professional: assistance to students with internship opportunities; communication with students/employers; and coaching students on internship professionalism and career development.
  • Outstanding Employer (nonprofit and for-profit): innovative approach to an internship program; formation of meaningful project work; and providing student with professional mentor and networking opportunities.

Kathy Humphrey, chief operating officer of The International Center - last year's recipient of the Outstanding Employer of the Year (nonprofit), talks about the award: "The recognition that we have an outstanding internship program has helped us continue to recruit top students who provide meaningful contributions to our work."

Visit to download the nomination form. Nominations may be submitted by fax to (317) 264-6855 or by sending the completed nomination form to

The deadline is November 11, 2011. Winners of the 2011 Indiana INTERNnet IMPACT Awards will be announced at the IMPACT Awards Luncheon in downtown Indianapolis on February 21, 2012, at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Sponsorships for this event are available; contact Janet Boston at (317) 264-6862 or For more information about the Indiana INTERNnet program, go to  or call (866) 646-3434.