Indiana INTERNnet, the statewide resource for internship opportunities from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 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.
Individuals are invited to submit more than one nomination in any or all of the award categories:
• Outstanding Intern (high school, college and nonstudent): contribution to employer’s business; demonstrated leadership skills during internship; and professionalism.
• Outstanding Career Development Professional: assistance to students with internship opportunities; communication with students/employers; and coaching students on internship professionalism and career development.
• Outstanding Employer (nonprofit and for-profit): innovative approach to an internship program; formation of meaningful project work; and providing student with professional mentor and networking opportunities.
Winners will be announced at the IMPACT Awards Luncheon Feb. 5, 2014, at the Ivy Tech Culinary Center Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis. Guests will enjoy an awards program emceed by broadcast news veteran Gerry Dick of Inside Indiana Business. Peter Dunn, award-winning financial expert and comedian, better known as Pete the Planner, will be the keynote speaker.
The deadline for nominations is Oct. 22. Persons may visit Indiana INTERNnet’s Web site to download the nomination form. Nominations may be submitted by fax to 317-264-6855 or by sending the completed nomination form to IMPACTawards@indianachamber.com.
Luncheon sponsorships are available by contacting Janet Boston at 317-264-6862 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the Indiana INTERNnet program is offered www.IndianaINTERN.net or call 317-264-6863.