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Many employers are seeking talent and want high quality candidates to employ in Indiana. Part of Indiana INTERNnet’s goal is to connect employers with talent to retain and develop Indiana’s workforce. Internships are becoming more relevant in today’s workforce and provide students with valuable experiences. Indiana INTERNnet connects employers with talent and connects students with internship opportunities.

Every year we recognize the hard work and contribution to communities by interns, employers, and various professionals with our IMPACT Awards Luncheon, and this year we had a record-breaking number of nominations! The 13th annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon was held on Tuesday, February 22. Individuals and companies were recognized in the following categories: Intern of the Year (College, High School, and Non-Traditional), Intern Supervisor of the Year, Career Development Professional of the Year, and Employer of the Year (For-Profit and Non-Profit).

We recognize these categories because they all contribute to internship excellence. Various types of interns are honored, because internships are not solely for college students. Career development professionals help students find learning opportunities to grow professionally. Employers develop internship programs to cultivate talent and improve the workforce of Indiana. Internship supervisors ensure interns receive excellent opportunities and mentorship. Each one of these categories unite to make up a system that helps develop Indiana’s future workforce.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the 2019 IMPACT Awards, and everyone that attended the event. We look forward to continuing to recognize internship excellence in Indiana!

The 2019 winners are:

College Intern of the Year: Gabriella Moline of Schererville (The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis; Butler University)

High School Intern of the Year: Omar Matthews of Shelbyville (Custom Machining; Blue River Career Programs)

Non-Traditional Intern of the Year: Jacob Bryant of Indianapolis (Distance Learning Systems; IUPUI)

Intern Supervisor of the Year: Diane Walton (netlogx) Indianapolis

Career Development Professional of the Year: Pat Rhodes (IUPUI) Indianapolis

Employer of the Year (For-profit): Ontario Systems, Muncie

Employer of the Year (Non-profit): Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane


You can read more about each winner on the Indiana Chamber’s Website!

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