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Summer Intern Networking Events

Indiana INTERNnet hosts intern engagement activities around the Indianapolis area. However, it’s important to note that there are summer intern events happening all throughout the state. Know the events in your area, and above all, make an effort to network. You can still enjoy your summer days and make your internship memorable!

South Bend

South Bend Regional Chamber is kicking off their Summer Connect 2019 events on June 5th! Interns can network with other young professionals while learning about the excitement of living in the South Bend region. For instance, interns will be exposed to an exciting speaker series introducing them to fascinating people from around the South Bend area. If you’re interested in any of the summer intern events, you can get more information by checking out the flyer. Contact Kate Lee at with any additional questions.

Elkhart County

Elkhart County is hosting networking events, festivals and other …

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Camisa Vines: Making an IMPACT

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on February 7, 2018 at the 12th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Though the event is over and the winners have been announced, we are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.

These are their stories

Camisa Vines is a senior at John Adams High School and is expecting to graduate in June 2018.

Indiana INTERNnet: Are you planning to attend college? If so, what school(s) and major/minor are you considering?
Camisa Vines: I plan on attending Purdue University and majoring in computer information technology and/or computer science. I am also considering a minor in Sports Media or some sort of graphic design.

IIN: Describe your internship with South Bend Code School.
CV: Within my internship, I instruct younger students how to build games and websites.

IIN: How did you become interested in coding and computer programming?
CV: For as long as I can remember, …

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Intern-to-Hire: Ben Gerig

Ben Gerig is a 2015 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a mechanical engineer at Elkhart Brass Manufacturing Company. He completed several internships with the firefighting and fire protection equipment manufacturing company before being hired full-time upon graduation.

Indiana INTERNnet: What attracted you to intern at Elkhart Brass?

Ben Gerig: My girlfriend’s father at the time (now father-in-law) worked at Elkhart Brass as the Production Control Manager. After my freshman year in college, he offered me a paid internship position with the promise that after interning in his department that year, I would be able to intern in the engineering department the following year.

IIN: What learning experiences and projects did you have during your internships?

Gerig: While interning in Production Control the first year, I learned a great deal about how a company runs and how the different departments within a company interact. My major responsibilities …

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Brandon Nettrouer: Making an IMPACT

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on Feb. 3, 2016, at the 10th Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon. Though the event is over and the winners have been announced, we are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.

These are their stories.

Brandon Nettrouer will graduate from Indiana State University this May. Then he will relocate to South Bend to start a full-time career with Gibson, the company he completed an internship with last summer.

Indiana INTERNnet: Congratulations on securing a full-time position with Gibson! What excites you about starting your career there?

Brandon Nettrouer: I’m ready to invest into the next chapter of my life with Gibson. They are a great company full of greater people who strive to work harder than their competition. That is what intrigues me about my future with Gibson – having the opportunity to roll up my sleeves and start meaningful work. I am humbled to …

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