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Indiana INTERNnet is Teaming up with Indiana Colleges and Universities

October 17, 2016

Indiana INTERNnet (IIN) is continuing to expand high-quality experiential opportunities across the state. A recent partnership has created a process that automatically shares IIN’s internships to a college/university’s online student job board. This strengthens the link between employers, students and educational institutions.

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Indiana INTERNnet Seeks Nominations for IMPACT Awards for Internships and Mentoring

September 29, 2016

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.

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Summer Events Bring Interns Together

July 20, 2016

This summer, Indiana INTERNnet hosted intern networking events at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Zoo. Both offered entertaining educational and networking opportunities – and we’re not done yet! Interns will gather at the Indiana State Fair on August 5 for our final summer event.

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Changes Planned for EARN Indiana Internship Program

July 20, 2016

EARN Indiana, the state’s work-study program for college students with financial need, is expanding its eligibility to include thousands more potential participants. The program serves Hoosier students, giving them more access to resume-building, experiential, paid internships.

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Indiana INTERNnet to Host Three Summer Networking Events for Interns, Mentors

May 12, 2016

Indiana INTERNnet, the statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber, will host a series of intern networking events this summer to encourage community engagement.

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High School internship program grows to include 80 businesses

April 14, 2016

The Noblesville High School internship program, which started with about 20 students and a handful of local businesses a few years ago, is exceeding school officials’ expectations with its surprising growth.

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Community Foundation awards funding for internships

April 11, 2016

Two local non-profits have been named as recipients for funding to host interns through Nonprofit Fellows.

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IU Kelley School, Indiana Commission for Higher Education helping small firms that want to go global

April 8, 2016

The IU Center for International Business Education and Research, known as CIBER, is offering funding to Indiana-based small- and medium-sized enterprises for up to 50 percent of wage costs for summer interns who then pursue international aspirations.

When combined with funding through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s Employment Aid Readiness Network program, known as EARN Indiana, participating companies may receive 100 percent reimbursement for wages paid to their interns.

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Interns and Mentors Invited to Three Summer Events

April 8, 2016

Interns from organizations throughout Central Indiana are invited to a series of events this summer organized by Indiana INTERNnet. Each will offer professional development and networking opportunities in addition to time to explore the venues. Capacity is limited and registration is required.

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‘Homegrown’ Talent Shining Bright

February 12, 2016

At first, Angie Hicks wanted to be an actuary. Then she interviewed for an internship with venture capitalist Bill Oesterle, and the rest is history.

Hicks, a Fort Wayne native, credits that internship as the stepping stone that led to her success at Angie’s List. She so impressed Oesterle as an intern that he asked her to join him in co-founding Angie’s List in 1995. Today, the company serves more than three million paid households, delivering an e-commerce marketplace as well as reliable consumer reviews covering everything from home improvement to health care.

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Third floor of Decker hosts tech internships

January 27, 2016

Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, but operating worldwide, Interactive Intelligence is a software company that provides unified business communications solutions for call centers, enterprise IP telephony and business process automation. They have partnered with large software and hardware companies such as Hewlett Packard and Microsoft to develop software that helps companies engage with their customers in a streamlined manner.

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Interns Deliver Results for Businesses and Indiana’s Future

January 20, 2016

Last summer, one of five interns at Kauffman Engineering’s Lebanon, Ind. plant undertook a time and motion study of our shipping cell, examining ergonomics and employee movement to design a workstation with a footprint reduced by 20 percent. The new design increased productivity and efficiency and was a hit with the permanent employee who works there.

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Gear Up Now for Summer Internships

January 14, 2016

Even though it’s the middle of winter, students are searching for summer internships now. It’s a good time to post your summer openings and begin recruiting talent.

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Bicentennial Internship Immerses Student in State’s Future Visioning

January 14, 2016

André Zhang Sonera is serving as a Bicentennial Visioning Liaison with the Office of Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann. For a student who has lived and worked in many different places, he says the experience has allowed him to gain an appreciation and in-depth knowledge of Indiana.

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Last call for IMPACT Awards Registrations

January 14, 2016

Join Indiana INTERNnet in celebrating internship excellence at the 10th Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College. Angie Hicks, namesake and face of Angie’s List, will speak about the many possibilities for young professionals to succeed right here in Indiana. The registration deadline is January 29.

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Giving Tuesday: A Message from Janet Boston

December 1, 2015

On Giving Tuesday, we ask you to consider financially supporting Indiana INTERNnet. With your generous gift through a tax-deductible donation to our 501(c)3 nonprofit, we will be able to continue our work connecting employers with interns free of charge, as well as supporting Indiana’s workforce development strategic plan.

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Last call for IMPACT Awards Nominations

October 15, 2015

Did you have an intern who shined this year? Do you work alongside a career services colleague who goes above and beyond for students? Do you collaborate with an employer who manages a stellar internship program? If so, submit a nomination now for Indiana INTERNnet’s annual IMPACT Awards.

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Intern-to-Hire Calls Indy ‘Home’

October 15, 2015

Alex Eaton was honored as a 2014 IMPACT Awards nominee for his successful internship with Pete the Planner. Today, he’s the director of eLearning for the financial wellness company.

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Internships Key in Successful Education-to-Employment Transition

October 15, 2015

The Indiana Chamber’s June 2015 Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card states: “The No. 1 priority for Indiana must be a re-evaluation and reinvestment in our people, their knowledge and skills.” Indiana INTERNnet is working with state leadership to help meet ambitious workforce development goals focusing on experiential learning, such as increasing the number of internships available to Hoosiers by 10,000. Not only are work-and-learn experiences a necessary component of each individual’s career pathway, but a more skilled workforce is crucial for the success of Indiana.

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READY NWI stresses improving college and career readiness

September 12, 2015

SCHERERVILLE | Preparing students for current and future jobs involves improving the college and career readiness of all graduates in Northwest Indiana, according to Linda Woloshansky, president & CEO of the Center for Workforce Innovations Inc.

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Indiana INTERNnet Encourages Talent Retention With Summer Events

August 13, 2015

More than 100 interns and employers gathered at the Indiana State Fair on Friday for a networking and community engagement event organized by Indiana INTERNnet. It was the second in a series of summer events designed to influence Indiana’s talent retention.

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ONTARIO SYSTEMS: MAXIMIZING ITS INVESTMENT THROUGH TALENT RECRUITMENT

August 6, 2015

Great minds think alike.

Jill Lehman, vice president of administration and chief people officer at Ontario Systems, views its collaboration with Indiana INTERNnet – an internship-matching program linking employers, students, high schools, colleges and universities – as a perfect fit.

Based in Muncie, Ontario Systems is a leading accounts receivable technology and services provider.

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Internship Program Adds Diversity to Work Force

July 15, 2015

A program in Indianapolis offering a bevy of medical internship opportunities for college students with disabilities is gaining momentum. The Eskenazi Health Initiative for Empowerment and Economic Independence is receiving support from Lilly Endowment Inc., the Central Indiana Community Foundation and the New Jersey-based Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Health & Hospital Corp. of Marion County Board Member Greg Fehribach says cities trying to build a more diverse work force can learn a lot from the effort, which is believed to be the only one of its kind in the country.

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IUPUI internship program inspires future STEM educators

July 15, 2015

Hannah Caito, a senior forensics and biology student at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, uses forensic science to make mysteries like these come to life for visitors of all ages at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

As one of eight science undergraduate students involved in the STEM Summer Internship, Caito works in the interactive biotechnology learning center of the Children’s Museum creating hands-on exhibits that spark and nurture children’s interest in science. 

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IU Bloomington sustainability interns to present work at symposium

July 14, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Students in Indiana University Bloomington's 2015 SummerInternship Program in Sustainability will showcase their completed projects from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center's Grand Hall, 275 N. Jordan Ave.

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It's the crucial internship season: Summer work key to keeping young talent

May 23, 2015

It's a crucial season for employers trying to convince students they should stay in the South Bend area after graduation. Local organizations have stepped up their efforts in the past few years to make more internship opportunities available and help interns realize what the region has to offer.

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"Big Six" College Experiences Linked to Life Preparedness

April 8, 2015

Just 3% of all college graduates in a recent Gallup-Purdue University study say they had all six of the experiences -- "Big Six" -- that strongly relate to whether they felt their colleges prepared them well for life and that might have bettered their chances of receiving their degrees on time.

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Advanced Education: Noblesville High School senior Juan Armendariz named Indiana INTERNnet intern of the year

March 31, 2015

A laugh and smile is the first thing that comes from Noblesville High School senior Juan Armendariz when asked about his knowledge about Noblesville’s largest employer SMC Corporation.

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Noblesville High School's internship program earns top honors

March 26, 2015

While most of his classmates at Noblesville High School are learning in the classroom, Juan Armendariz is learning on the job. The high school senior is working as an intern at SMC Corporation in Noblesville learning manufacturing. He's gained a new found love for machinery.

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State Grad Named Indiana College Intern of the Year

March 5, 2015

Indiana State University graduate Charisa Scott was named INTERNnet College Intern of the Year for her work with Covance Central Laboratory Services in Indianapolis.

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Indiana launching push to inform students about internships

February 23, 2015

Indiana is launching a new statewide push to teach students about the value of internships and other work-based experiences that can boost their job prospects in an increasingly competitive economy, the state’s higher education commissioner said Monday.

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Lubbers Urges More Business, Education Connection

February 23, 2015

Indiana Commissioner For Higher Education Teresa Lubbers has announced new efforts pushing colleges to include more work-based experiences, such as "meaningful internships," into degree programs. During her annual State of Higher Education Address Monday, she also detailed a new Career Ready campaign designed to boost the connection between education and employment. Lubbers unveiled a partnership among the state, Indianapolis-based USA Funds and Gallup Inc. to provide discounts for Indiana colleges to take part in the Purdue-Gallup Index.

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Internship Effort Celebrates Record Year

February 4, 2015

A record crowd joined Indiana INTERNnet today to honor the program's top students, employers and career development professionals. Baldwin & Lyons Inc. in Carmel and the DeKalb Chamber Partnership were named employers of the year at the ninth annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Indiana INTERNnet Executive Director Janet Boston says Indiana's "increased emphasis" on internships is a win-win.

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Woods Graduate Interns At Indiana State Senate

February 2, 2015

Writing press releases, handling media requests, facilitating interviews, tracking legislation and monitoring media for six senators – it’s just another day at the office for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) graduate, Jenn Thomas. As an intern in the Indiana State Senate Majority Press Secretary office in Indianapolis, Thomas works alongside a press secretary to handle all communications for the six senators on their caseload.

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Grant to Grow Indiana INTERNnet

February 1, 2015

Indiana INTERNnet has received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to be a "catalyst for internship opportunities statewide." The organization is charged with expanding its cooperative efforts with the business sector, education institutions and state government, and inspiring new sources of support and partnership.

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Three Marian University Students Nominated for Intern of the Year

January 22, 2015

Three Marian University students—Alecia Kissel, Paige Prather, and Tyler Stinn—are finalists for Intern of the Year award from Indiana INTERNet, an intern-matching program aimed at expanding the creation and use of experiential learning opportunities as a key strategy in retaining Indiana’s top talent.

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Indiana Tech Companies Offer New Openings, Look to Interns to Fill Spots

January 20, 2015

The technology industry is booming in Central Indiana, but area employers find it difficult to fill these high-paying positions. Internships, according to new research by tech advocacy and marketing groupTechPoint, are the key to keeping young tech talent in the state after graduation.

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Big Ten Grads More Likely To Have Useful Internships

January 12, 2015

Graduates who received their degrees from current Big Ten Conference universities since 1990 are more likely than alumni of other large public and private universities to say they had an internship or job while in school that allowed them to apply their classroom learning.

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Student Learners in Indiana

January 7, 2015

Employers often have questions about allowable internship activities. Some of the questions that typically surface include: Are students legally allowed to operate certain machinery? Even if they are, what is my liability for taking on a minor?

While both Indiana and federal laws deem certain duties as hazardous (and thus typically out of the reach of minors), it is often still possible to place minors in roles that expose them to their chosen occupation of interest. In fact, minors determined to be apprentices or student learners are exempt from existing legal barriers and may perform certain hazardous duties.

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Ivy Tech, Honda Attack Skills Gap

January 7, 2015

Ivy Tech Community College is expanding a program in Columbus designed to narrow the skills gap. Honda Manufacturing of Indiana LLC in Greensburg is the most recent employer to partner with the school and offer internships in high-demand positions. 

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Experiencing Success At Work: High School Internships

January 5, 2015

Every student should graduate from high school having experienced success in several work settings (one of 10 vital experiences). There's no better way to earn job skills than on the job. Work-based learning experiences are a great way to narrow interests and focus future learning.

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Internships critical to state's workforce plan

November 24, 2014

According to Align, Engage, Advance: A Strategic Plan to Transform Indiana’s Workforce – the Indiana Career Council’s strategic plan – 60% of the state’s workforce should have the postsecondary skills that are crucial to Indiana’s economy by 2025. Internships are a clear path to achieving this goal.

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Recent grads more likely to have had useful internships

November 13, 2014

A new study based on the Gallup-Purdue University Index shows that while only 29% of recent college graduates reported having an internship that applied classroom learning to the working world, they were more likely to feel prepared for their jobs.

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Interns and their mentors can be nominated for IMPACT Awards

October 24, 2014

It’s nomination time for the annual IMPACT Awards, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College, which recognize the best in internships and mentoring. The IMPACT Awards are presented by Indiana INTERNnet, a statewide resource for Hoosier employers seeking interns, individuals searching for internships and educators. The organization will recognize three outstanding interns, a career development professional and two employers of the year.

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Employers can learn about value of interns

October 8, 2014

Local universities and the Valparaiso-based Center for Workforce Innovations are encouraging area employers to consider internship programs.

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High school internships can blaze career path

October 5, 2014

A familiar workforce strategy is now being offered to high school students while addressing a crucial need in the labor market.

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Internships continue to gain importance

May 28, 2014

One in four employers hire from past and present interns; what can you do to stand out from the pack?

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Maximizing ROI (Return on Intern)

May 27, 2014

"What you put in is what you get out!" We're not mathematicians, but we do know this is the simple, tried-and-true formula for finding ROI (Return on Intern, that is!).

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Great Jobs Great Lives: The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report

May 6, 2014

Gallup, in partnership with Purdue University and Lumina Foundation, today released results from the inaugural Gallup-Purdue Index that finds there is no difference in workplace engagement or a college graduate’s well-being if they attended a public or private not-for-profit institution, a highly selective institution, or a top 100-ranked school in U.S. News & World Report. The study found students who were closely engaged with faculty or participated in an internship-type program were more likely to be engaged at work and have high well-being. The study also outlines a relationship between the level of student debt and a graduate’s well-being and entrepreneurial experience. - See more at: http://www.luminafoundation.org/newsroom/news_releases/2014-05-06.html#sthash.TCRSQEqD.dpuf

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Welcome home, college students

April 29, 2014

College campuses across the country will bring their school year to a close over the next several weeks. Students are busy preparing for final exams and completing their plans for summer. For many, the decision to come home for the summer may be driven largely by what internships and other job opportunities exist in our area.

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Students, Companies Benefit From Intern Innovation

April 4, 2014

One may not think the words "interns" and "innovation" would normally appear in the same sentence. However, we are seeing more examples of innovative internships each day.

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IUK student recognized for support of breast cancer research-Indiana INTERNet names Pamela Plain 'Intern of the Year.'

February 16, 2014

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Businesses offered tips for intern programs

February 8, 2014

For area businesses, the greatest benefit to offering college internships may be the chance to work for several months with students who are potential future employees.

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Indiana INTERNnet Announces IMPACT Awards

February 5, 2014

Indiana INTERNnet honored excellence among interns, employers and career development professionals at the eighth annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College.

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Internship opportunities may improve

February 2, 2014

A college internship can be a steppingstone to a longtime job or a permanent career.

With that in mind, the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce has launched an effort to expand the number and scope of internship opportunities for college students at area business and nonprofit agencies.

The new effort is called internSJC.

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Intern program to use $600,000 Lilly grant in 3-year plan

January 24, 2014

Indiana INTERNnet plans to implement a three-year plan to strengthen its services, encourage more participation and improve networking among employers, colleges, universities and students, officials announced Friday.

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Nomination Time for Indiana INTERNnet IMPACT Awards

September 30, 2013

IndianaINTERNnet is saluting achievements in internships and mentoring. The organization is currently accepting nominations for the three outstanding interns, a career development professional and two employers who will be recognized at the eighth annual IMPACT Awards luncheon, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College, early next year.

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Expanded state-sponsored internship program helps students, employers

September 11, 2013

Hoosier college students have more internship opportunities through the new Employment Aid Readiness Network program, which has expanded its connections between employers and interns.

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Program offers matching funds for intern pay

August 3, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana INTERNnet is working with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to grow the number of internships statewide.

Beginning this fall, for-profit employers in Indiana are eligible to apply for matching funds through the new Employment Aid Readiness Network (EARN) Indiana program.

All intern-employer matches will be made via Indiana INTERNnet, a statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Through EARN Indiana, a revamp of the state’s work study program, students are offered state financial aid have access to resume-building and experiential, paid internships. In addition, employers receive state matching funds in exchange for hiring these students.

Employers with approved positions receive state matching funds – up to 50 percent of a student’s hourly rate, which must meet minimum wage requirements – in exchange for hiring EARN-eligible students.

More information  is available on www.IndianaINTERN.net. Prospective participants should subscribe to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s listserv or contact Amanda Stanley at (317) 234-8232 or earnindiana@che.in.gov.

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Revamped Work-Study Program Benefits Students, Employers

June 13, 2013

Indiana INTERNnet has helped facilitate internship opportunities for 12 years. An existing state work-study program has been underutilized. A new partnership brings the two together, providing opportunities for students and employers.

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WANTED: Employers to Hire Eligible Students for Internships

March 25, 2013

Question: What’s better for students than a summer job? Answer: sleeping in and watching “The Price is Right,” you say? Good guess—but we’re talking about paid internships.

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Indiana INTERNnet leads new community initiative for interns

June 18, 2012

A new initiative for Central Indiana interns combines professional networking, community service, and cultural immersion. The Indy Interns’ community engagement initiative program, led by Indiana INTERNnet, begins this Saturday.

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Sixth Annual Indiana INTERNnet IMPACT Awards Luncheon

February 21, 2012

Indiana INTERNnet's annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis.

 

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IMPACT Awards honor top employers, students, career development professionals

February 21, 2012

Indiana INTERNnet, the statewide resource for internship opportunities from the Indiana Chamber, has been helping connect students and employers across the state since 2001. Today, the organization honored excellence among interns, employers and career development professionals at its sixth annual IMPACT Awards luncheon.

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Indiana INTERNnet Seeks Intern and Mentor of Year Nominations

September 8, 2011

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.

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Interns Wanted? Heed This Advice First

August 31, 2011

Whether you've been an intern, hosted one at your company or worked alongside them throughout your career, you realize the value of a successful internship program – both for the company and the student.

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Non-Traditional Internships Expand Opportunities

August 3, 2011

As Indiana INTERNnet continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Executive Director Janet Boston says the face of internships is changing in Indiana. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Boston says traditionally, internships have been limited to college and high school students. Now, she says virtual and project-based programs are expanding opportunities for employers and prospective interns.

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Indiana INTERNnet Launches New Website, Updates Logo

June 9, 2011

Indiana INTERNnet is marking its 10th anniversary with a new website. New fields allow students to see if an internship is full or part time and paid or unpaid. Indiana INTERNnet says currently more than 4,000 employers are registered offering more than 750 internships.

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Regional Initiatives Boost Internship Efforts

June 1, 2011

For nearly 10 years, IIN has worked with the Northeast Indiana Graduate Retention Program (GRP, now a part of Greater Fort Wayne Inc.) and sees this partnership as a model for other regional initiatives. GRP strives to connect education and industry in Northeast Indiana to create a skilled workforce and successful economy. Through this partnership, local staff support and further the development of internships using IIN and local resources. IIN works with GRP by promoting student internships and developing community partnerships to bridge the gap between industry and education.

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Local Company Connections Are Best Way to Plug Brain Drain

June 1, 2011

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership recently released a study that provides further confirmation of a disturbing trend. Too many Hoosier college graduates put Indiana in the rear-view mirror after receiving their diplomas, leaving the state in search of career opportunities. In today's information-based economy, this annual migration saps Indiana of our most precious resource: brainpower.

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