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  1. How do I register for a free Work and Learn Indiana account?

    On the home page, click “Login/Register” in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You will be required to select an account type, and should select "Organization." In order to ensure your school is not already registered, the system will request you enter your school name. Slowly type the name of your school in the text box, and a list will populate below. If you see your school in the dropdown list, that means there is an existing account. Click on your school’s name. Some of the registration fields will disappear because Work and Learn Indiana already has your school’s information on the site. A registered user from your school will be notified of your request and will review your information to confirm your account.

    If the system does not find your school registered with Work and Learn Indiana, simply complete the registration form. Be sure to select “University” or “High School” as the organization type. Your registration will be sent to Work and Learn Indiana to review and approve. Once a staff member approves your account, you will be able to post internships, search for interns and assist your students.

    If you have not gained full access to the site in 48 hours, please contact us at workandlearnindiana@indianachamber.com.

  2. How does the system work?

    Work and Learn Indiana is a high-tech and high-touch system, built to enhance opportunities for individuals seeking internships and work-based learning experiences and employers searching for interns. The high-tech portion allows educators to view company descriptions, internships and student profiles. Work and Learn Indiana also provides educators with free reporting features that allow them to easily access the number of their students using the site and obtaining internships.

    Additionally, Work and Learn Indiana offers high-touch services that enable you to receive personal assistance, customized presentations and tools and much more.

  3. How can Work and Learn Indiana help educators?

    Work and Learn Indiana provides a variety of resources including, access to best practice information on internships, current market information on wages/benefits and hundreds of workplaces for potentially placing an intern.

    Work and Learn Indiana also provides educators with free reporting features that allow them to easily access the number of their students using the site and obtaining internships.

    Work and Learn Indiana has developed partnerships with Indiana University, Ball State University, Purdue University, Indiana Tech, all Ivy Tech campuses and more educational partners to share internships. New internships are shared weekly with those universities to be viewed on their job boards. Students who are interested in the shared internships will be directed to apply on Work and Learn Indiana.

    The list of schools participating in internship sharing is growing! If you would like to create a partnership between your university and Work and Learn Indiana, please contact Sally Saydshoev at ssaydshoev@indianachamber.com.

  4. How can I help my students?

    If a student is interested in registering with Work and Learn Indiana, they can review common FAQs.

  5. I registered. Why do I have limited access to the site?

    In order to provide the best possible service to students, Work and Learn Indiana reviews every new organization registration. Until a staff member approves your school you will not have full access to all of the site’s features. If you are joining an existing account, a registered user needs to grant you access.

    If you have not gained full access to the site in 48 hours, please contact us at workandlearnindiana@indianachamber.com

  6. How do I change my password?

    Sign in to your account. Click "Edit Account” in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Select “Change Password” underneath the “Update Account” button.

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

    On the home page, click “Login/Register” in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Underneath the “Log In” button, click “Forgot Password?” and enter your email or username. You will be sent an email with instructions to change your password.

  8. Can I change my school's information?

    Yes. You can change your school's information at any time. Edit your profile by clicking “Manage the (your school’s name) profile” located in the gray box on the right side of your dashboard.

  9. How much does it cost to use Work and Learn Indiana?

    All of Work and Learn Indiana services are free for everyone. Students can search and apply to an unlimited number of internships and work-based learning experiences at no cost. Employers and educators may post an unlimited number of internship opportunities and have access to our candidate database for free. Additionally, educators have access to the site’s student reporting feature.

  10. A student says they/he/she is on the website, but I cannot find them/him/her.

    After six months of inactivity, student accounts become inactive making it impossible for them to be visible on the site. Students may reactivate their account simply by logging in. If you need more assistance, contact us at workandlearn@indianachamber.com and provide us with the student’s name. We will work to resolve the issue.

  11. What does Work and Learn Indiana look for in internships and work-based learning experiences?

    Work and Learn Indiana emphasizes strong connections between work and academic experience. In addition, Work and Learn Indiana encourages mentorship and meaningful tasks. Download our Employer’s Guide to read our suggestions for creating a meaningful internship and work-based learning program.

  12. How does Work and Learn Indiana ensure quality work-based learning opportunities?

    Work and Learn Indiana staff members review all new employer registrations in order to ensure that the employer is a legitimate organization with the potential to offer internship experiences within the state of Indiana. As with any job or internship opportunity, students are encouraged to thoroughly investigate the organization and to ask 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.

  13. Are internships paid?

    The internships posted on Work and Learn Indiana include both paid and unpaid opportunities. However, the majority of internships on the site are paid. Work and Learn Indiana strongly encourages employers to offer compensation to interns. Be sure to review what the Department of Labor has to say about paid verses unpaid internships.

  14. Can students receive credit for their internship or work-based learning experience?

    Yes. However, internships posted on Work and Learn Indiana do not have to be for academic credit. Academic credit is dependent on the institution, school, and academic area of study. Academic credit should not affect internship compensation. 

  15. Where are the internships and work-based learning experiences located?

    Work and Learn Indiana lists internship opportunities throughout the state of Indiana. The website allows you to search for internships by county or region. While some companies may have out of state locations, only Indiana internships and work-based learning experiences will be approved for posting on Work and Learn Indiana.

  16. How is a match made?

    Employers seeking an intern can search for matches by utilizing any combination or all of the following fields: keyword, student type, institution, major, minimum GPA and county preference. The employer executes a search and then contacts the student via email, phone or our internal messaging system. Students can search for internships and work-based learning experiences using advanced search features similar to employers. Paid or unpaid is also another option when searching. The student can apply to the internship directly through Work and Learn Indiana.

  17. What if I want to post an internship for my school?

    You can easily post an internship and search for interns for your school. For more information and step-by-step instructions, see Employer FAQs.

  18. What is Work and Learn Indiana's confidentiality policy?

    Information submitted to Work and Learn Indiana will be used for the purpose of connecting employers and students with high quality internship experiences. View our Privacy Policy.

  19. I keep getting an error message. What do I need to do?

    If you are logged in and see an error message that says "You must be logged in as an approved organization to view this page," there is an issue with your browser’s cookies. Simply clear your cookies, close your web browser and try logging back in. Here is a helpful website with steps to clear cookies.

    If you are getting an error message when trying to submit an EARN Indiana application, please make sure that your internship meets the minimum standards. If it does, try logging out and logging back in. Once you do that, try to submit your application again.

    If you continue having issues, please email workandlearnindiana@indianachamber.com.

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