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Student rescues raptors during summer internship

July 31, 2017

Tabitha Pelgen, a junior biology major at Indiana University Kokomo, dedicated her summer to hands-on learning with hawks, kestrels, owls, and other birds of prey, at the Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation Center, near Fort Wayne.

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Summer Events Bring Interns Together

July 18, 2017

This summer, Indiana INTERNnet hosted intern networking events at the Fountain Square Theatre Building and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Both offered entertaining educational and networking opportunities – and we’re not done yet! Interns will gather at the Indiana State Fair on August 4 for our final summer event.

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Internship a win-win for the RMH Foundation

July 11, 2017

Through a grant from the East Indiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC), the Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation was able to develop an internship opportunity partnering foundation work and hospital clinical experience. Rush County native Katie Meyer came on board the RMH Foundation in November of 2016 through June 2017.

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Intern states Purdue’s case to lawmakers

July 6, 2017

Gabrielle Reese does not go to classes every day. On some days, the sophomore agricultural education major from Lebanon, Indiana, finds herself at the Indiana Statehouse attending a committee hearing to learn about new bills that could affect Purdue University.

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Lilly Program Opens Eyes of Nursing Students to the Pharma Industry

June 14, 2017

UIndy students participated for four weeks in a structured mentorship involving real-world projects, industry-led professional development workshops and opportunities to network with Lilly nurses, experts and leaders.

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Mishawaka, Penn students compete for ADEC internship

May 22, 2017

High school students made their pitch for a paid internship with a local non-profit.

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Hoosiers Shoot for Internship Success

March 24, 2017

Indiana INTERNnet honored excellence among interns, employers and career development professionals at the 11th annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Tamika Catchings, four-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA All-Star, delivered the keynote address, “Scoring Big with Your Career.”

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Business Student Obtains Competitive Financial Representative Internship

December 12, 2016

Business student Jake Weber obtained a position as a college financial representative intern with Northwestern Mutual through Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Interns Get Acquainted With One of Indiana’s Largest Attractions

July 15, 2015

About 200 interns gathered at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in June for Indiana INTERNnet’s first intern engagement event of the summer. Talent retention is one of Indiana INTERNnet’s main focus areas, and studies show that students who feel a community connection are more likely to stay and work there.

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Virtual Internships Becoming Workforce Trend

July 15, 2015

For organizations offering mostly electronic work, virtual internships are becoming a popular offshoot of the traditional internship. Lauren Berger, internship expert and CEO of InternQueen.com, spoke with Indiana INTERNnet and shared best practices for successful virtual internships.

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Passion and Internships Lead Butler Grad to Reporting Career

July 15, 2015

Evansville reporter and recent Butler University graduate JoJo Gentry knew she wanted to be a reporter since she was 10 years old. She completed several internships, including two opportunities with WTHR-TV and WISH-TV, which reinforced her decision to pursue a career in journalism.

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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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Recognizing Internships That Hit the Jackpot

April 15, 2015

"You can't win the lottery if you don't play." Business advocate and internship enthusiast Jennifer Fisher wasn't encouraging the crowd to gamble when she emphasized these words in her keynote address at the 9th Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon, but to instead "get in the game" to build a career.

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Internship Builds Event Planning Skills

April 15, 2015

Kaitlin Schneider, Snappening social media intern and Butler University strategic communications major, knows her way around event planning. Prior internships have prepared her to succeed in her current role.

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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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Tech Internship Paves the Way for Future Success

January 20, 2015

IU Health La Porte Hospital’s Trace Beauchamp says interning in a technical support role keeps his days varied and interesting, while also providing critical experience he can apply to multiple career paths.

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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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Don’t Let College Breaks ‘Put the Brakes’ on Your Internship Search

October 16, 2014

College breaks are synonymous with rest, family and friends. Coupled with relaxation, students should use this free time to explore spring and summer internship opportunities, as well as expand their networks.

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IU Student ‘Suds Up’ Resumé With Well-Rounded Internship

October 16, 2014

Bloomington’s Soapy Soap Company knows how to utilize its resources. Located in one of the state’s biggest college towns, co-owners and Indiana University alumni Mohammed Mahdi and Anthony Duncan hire student interns in a variety of roles each semester. This fall, IU student Ruchi Patel is Soapy Soap’s production intern.

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The Importance of Blogging

July 14, 2014

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Mayor’s Office Internship Provides Hands-on Opportunities

July 14, 2014

As a political science major, Indiana University student Elise Ruff knew an internship in her field would be invaluable in helping her to achieve her career goals. Her current internship in Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s Department of Minority and Women in Business Development (DMWBD) allows Ruff to zero in on projects and initiatives that align with her previous work in and out of the classroom.

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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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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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Indiana INTERNnet Student Advertisement

June 17, 2013

We've been asked for a resource to provide to high school guidance offices and college career centers. Here is a downloadable poster for you to print and use to encourage students to register for their FREE student account. PLEASE NOTE: The file size is 7MB, and it may take a few moments to download.

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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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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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NACE’s Job Outlook 2011 Fall Preview Survey Shows That the Hiring Outlook for the College Class of 2011 is Positive in All Regions of the Country

September 15, 2010

NACE’s Job Outlook 2011 Fall Preview survey shows that the hiring outlook for the college Class of 2011 is positive in all regions of the country.

Overall, employers expect to hire 13.5 percent more new grads from the Class of 2011 than they hired from the Class of 2010. By region, employers in the West project the biggest increase compared with last year, followed by employers in the Midwest.

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Tough Economy Means Internships More Important Than Ever

September 14, 2010

Recessions arguably hit college students hardest. According to the Atlantic, citing economist Lisa Khan at Yale, college graduates entering the job market in a recession are paid up to 25 percent less. Even 15 years later, those graduates are paid an average of 10 percent less than luckier, boom-time graduates, and there is little hope of an economic recovery anytime soon.

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Firms Assess Young Interns' Potential

September 13, 2010

As companies start to rely more heavily on their internship pools to make full-time hires, they're looking for ways to better evaluate candidates and targeting younger students.

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Unemployment Increases Internship Competition

August 31, 2010

A survey taken by CareerRookie.com of more than 2,500 employers across the country is showing that college students may have a more difficult time finding internships this year because of the competition created by an increased amount of unemployed workers looking for jobs.

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Impact of Internships on Salary Offers

August 18, 2010

In terms of starting salary offers, there is a definite financial advantage for students who have internship experience, according to results of NACE’s 2010 Student Survey. Overall, students in the Class of 2010 who had internships received an average salary offer of $41,580. Meanwhile, their classmates who didn’t take internships received an average starting salary offer of $34,601.

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