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9/29/2016
Source: http://www.indianachamber.com/index.php/media-center/press-releases/3875-indiana-internnet-seeks-nominations-for-impact-awards-h

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The annual IMPACT Awards recognizing the best in internships and mentoring is now accepting nominations. Did you host an intern this year who went above and beyond? Does your company have an internship program that provides a solid experiential learning opportunity for students? Do you collaborate with a high school or post-secondary institution with an outstanding career development staff?

The IMPACT Awards are presented by Indiana INTERNnet, a statewide resource for Hoosier employers seeking interns, individuals searching for internships and educators. The organization, managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, will recognize 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.
• 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.

The IMPACT Awards are sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College.

Visit Indiana INTERNnet’s web site to complete the nomination form. The deadline for nominations is October 21, 2016.

Winners will be announced at the IMPACT Awards Luncheon in Indianapolis on February 8, 2017 at the Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center. Sponsorships for the luncheon are available; contact Janet Boston at (317) 264-6862 or jboston@indianachamber.com for details.

For more information about the Indiana INTERNnet program, visit www.IndianaINTERN.net or call (317) 264-6852.

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The Indiana Chamber of Commerce partners with 24,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”

Indiana INTERNnet, a program managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, is the catalyst for expanding the creation and use of experiential learning opportunities as a key strategy in retaining Indiana's top talent.