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The tenth time’s a charm!

Indiana INTERNnet began the tradition of celebrating internship excellence nearly a decade ago by launching the annual IMPACT Awards program.

Today, the IMPACT Awards are presented at an annual luncheon honoring Interns of the Year (high school, college and non-traditional categories), Employers of the Year (for-profit and not-for-profit categories) and a Career Development Professional of the Year. Indiana INTERNnet will honor its tenth group of award nominees and winners on Feb. 3, 2016. Co-founder and CMO Angie Hicks of Angie’s List will be the keynote speaker.

Honorees are nominated by the public, and winners are chosen by a panel of impartial judges. Click here to submit your nomination(s) in any or all of the categories by October 23.

The inaugural group of honorees set the standard for years of inspiring stories of accomplishments by – and on behalf of – interns. Here is a sampling …

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Internship helps student grow professionally and personally

This is a guest blog by Katie Besse, a student at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She was an intern for Mommy’s Haven in Lowell, Ind.

My internship with Mommy’s Haven has been a rewarding one.

I started my internship with this not-for-profit about six months ago. I have a variety of responsibilities. We do everything from fundraising to counseling. I am a counseling intern with the organization, but do so much more than I expected.

Our organization houses homeless, pregnant mothers and their children. We provide job training, counseling, school assistance, help with attaining legal aid, medical services and government assistance. We also have many programs to teach these women how to care for not only their children, but themselves. We pride ourselves on getting these women back on their feet, and into society as active members.

During my internship, we helped several women find jobs and assistance. One instance that …

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Professional connection led to career-defining internship

This is a guest blog by Carly Painter, a student at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) majoring in business administration. She was an intern for Medical Risk Institute in Terre Haute.

You never know what one meeting can lead to.

In October 2013, I was introduced to Michael J. Sacopulos, a medical law attorney practicing in Terre Haute. After meeting him, Michael offered me an opportunity to work as an intern for his company, Medical Risk Institute, to gain experience in the medical field.

Medical Risk Institute, works to inform healthcare providers where liability risks originate and how to reduce those risks. As a student who is planning on obtaining a Masters of Healthcare Administration (MHA), I was instantly attracted to this opportunity and saw it as an experience that would help prepare me for my future career.

I was absolutely right about this.

At my first meeting with Michael, …

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Internship confirms career track

This is a guest blog by Kelsey Fuqua, a student at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC). She was a human resources intern with Providence Health Care in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN.

Providence Health Care (PHC) at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is sponsored by the Sisters of Providence and is located on the grounds of the Sisters of Providence motherhouse in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN. PHC was established in 2002 and initially served as a health care facility devoted entirely to ill or infirm Sisters of Providence.

In 2012, PHC opened to patients from the public in addition to Sisters of Providence. They offer inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational, speech and aquatic therapy in which is all provided by their warm and caring round-the-clock-skilled nursing staff.

PHC employs nearly 120 people. For an organization like PHC, they are rooted in the values and mission of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods who strive to …

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Internship reveals new career path

This is a guest blog by Melinda Frazee, a student at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC). She is finishing a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She recently completed an internship with Crawfordsville High School.

Like many interns, I went into my internship questioning my qualifications. I was not sure what I would be able to take away from the program as I am only an undergrad in psychology. But I learned so much about the job, and even about myself!

During my internship with Crawfordsville High School, I was able to take charge of four groups of teenagers and hold discussion hours where we would discuss topics focused on diversity. Through this experience, I learned that I am flexible and a fast learner, as this was a completely new and somewhat uncomfortable situation. I’m proud that I was able to make it work. The ability to roll …

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