IMPACT Awards Honor Internship Contributions

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The 2018 event was held at the Ivy Tech Community College Culinary and Conference Center in Indianapolis. The 2018 event was held at the Ivy Tech Community College Culinary and Conference Center in Indianapolis.
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Indiana INTERNnet, a statewide resource managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, has announced winners of its 12th annual IMPACT Awards. Categories include College Intern of the Year, High School Intern of the Year and Employer of the Year. Wednesday's luncheon was emceed by Inside INdiana Business host Gerry Dick and featured a keynote address from The Wild Institute founder Chris Heeter.

Winners are (listed by name, internship provider, school):

  • College Intern of the Year
    • Jerica Mitchell, Indiana Minority Health Coalition Inc., Indiana State University
  • High School Intern of the Year
    • Camisa Vines, South Bend Code School, John Adams High School
  • Non-Traditional Intern of the Year
    • Miranda Goodwin, Wabash Valley Community Foundation
  • Career Development Professional of the Year
    • Nathan Milner, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Employer of the Year (For-profit)
    • Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance in Indianapolis
  • Employer of the Year (Non-profit)
    • Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem in South Bend

Indiana INTERNnet Executive Director Janet Boston says "experiential learning is a key piece of Indiana’s workforce development plans, and the nominees we celebrated this year are a promising indication of Indiana's future. Internships are making a difference in our young professionals’ skill levels, and often, these opportunities are leading to full-time jobs either with the intern’s employer or another Hoosier company. Everyone benefits from meaningful internships."

You can connect to more about this year's awards, including a full list of nominees and winners' profiles by clicking here.

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