Interns and internship supervisors from organizations throughout central Indiana are invited to events at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (May 31), Fountain Square Theatre Rooftop Garden (June 1), Indianapolis Zoo (July 10), Indiana State Fair (August 3) and meet@TheChallenge (August 23). Each will offer professional development and networking opportunities in addition to time to explore the venues and have fun.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis event will begin at 9 a.m. with an interactive workshop. Prior to that, check-in will be held at 8:30 a.m., and interns will be invited to participate in a networking game. Following the workshop, attendees will be free to explore The Children’s Museum until it closes at 5 p.m. Guests will have access to The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. Lunch will not be provided, but attendees may bring their own or purchase at the museum. Capacity is limited and online registration is required.
Indy Intern Connect, hosted in partnership with the Indy Chamber, will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Fountain Square Theatre Rooftop Garden. Network with local professionals and enjoy the festivities of First Friday with drinks, duckpin bowling, food and open artist galleries throughout Fountain Square. Online registration is required.
The Indianapolis Zoo event will start at 1 p.m. During the day, interns will participate in networking and a panel discussion with representatives from various career fields. They will also have the chance to compete in a scavenger hunt for prizes while exploring the zoo. The newest exhibit of long-tailed macaques will be open! Food will not be provided, but guests are welcome to eat beforehand or purchase something from concessions. Due to capacity restrictions, a maximum of two intern supervisors per company may attend.
The Indiana State Fair event will begin at 9 a.m. (check-in: 8 a.m.) with a welcome and networking activity. During the programming, interns can compete in a trivia contest to win prizes. After that, guests will be able to explore the Indiana State Fair at their leisure.
Indiana INTERNnet is partnering with the Indiana Sports Corp to host an intern networking event called “meet@TheChallenge” during the cycling time trial leg of its Corporate Challenge. Interns are invited to enjoy food, drinks, games and networking with Young Professionals groups at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event will run from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Register online by August 17.
Capacity is limited, and registration is required. The reservation deadline is June 22 for the Indianapolis Zoo and July 12 for the Indiana State Fair. For more information or to RSVP, contact INTERNnet@indianachamber.com or (317) 264-6852.
The purpose of these events is to increase talent retention in Indiana. A feeling of community connectedness is a significant factor in a young professional’s decision regarding where he or she lives and works.
“Talent retention is at the core of Indiana INTERNnet’s mission,” emphasizes executive director Janet Boston. “To complement the real-world experience interns gain on the job, these engagement events provide an opportunity for interns to build relationships through networking and develop community pride.”