(INDIANAPOLIS) — There is still a week left to get nominations in for the annual IMPACT Awards recognizing the best in internships and mentoring. The IMPACT Awards are presented by Indiana INTERNnet, a statewide resource for Hoosier employers seeking interns, individuals searching for internships and educators. The organization will recognize three outstanding interns, a career development professional and two employers of the year.

The deadline for nominations is October 23, 2015.

Individuals are invited to submit more than one nomination in any or all of the award categories:

  • Outstanding Intern (high school, college and non-traditional): 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.

The IMPACT Awards are sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College.

Visit Indiana INTERNnet’s web site (www.IndianaINTERN.net/impact-awards) to complete the nomination form by October 23.

Winners will be announced at the IMPACT Awards Luncheon in downtown Indianapolis onFebruary 3, 2016 at the Ivy Tech Culinary Center Ballroom. Winners in the Intern of the Year and Career Development Professional of the Year categories will each be presented with a $100 gift card, courtesy of Simon Malls.

Sponsorships for the luncheon are available; contact Janet Boston at (317) 264-6862 or [email protected] for details.

For more information about the Indiana INTERNnet program, visit www.IndianaINTERN.net or call (317) 264-6852.


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