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  • Northeast Indiana Businesses Sought for Interns for Indiana Program
For Immediate Release
March 19, 2012

Northeast Indiana Businesses Sought for Interns for Indiana Program

Key Info

  • Interns for Indiana program seeks northeast Indiana start-up businesses and IPFW students
  • Students earn $4,500 stipend for 400 hours work
  • Businesses must be high tech, life sciences, or advanced manufacturing
  • Program is funded by Lilly Endowment

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Debra Barrick, director of Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW’s Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning, is looking for northeast Indiana start-up companies that are categorized as high tech, life sciences, or advanced manufacturing to become involved in the Interns for Indiana (IFI) program.

Barrick said the program’s mission is to place high-quality student interns with start-up companies because they believe this can accelerate company growth and provide students with valuable educational experiences at the same time.

IPFW Students will:

  • Work 400 hours with their internship company
  • Receive a $4,500 stipend that is given to them by the university, instead of an hourly wage
  • Be full-time undergraduates enrolled in a degree-seeking program
  • Have a minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Be at least a first semester junior at the time the internship would begin
  • Graduates or graduate students are not eligible

Companies must:

  • Be a start-up
  • Be an entrepreneurship
  • Be categorized as high tech, life sciences, or advanced manufacturing
  • Not give the interns additional money
  • Provide a $2,000 membership fee to help cover a portion of the student stipend

IFI, which is funded through the Lilly Endowment, is a tool of Purdue University and its regional campuses that is used to keep Hoosier college graduates in Indiana.

For more information, contact Barrick at 260-481-5471 or barrickd@ipfw.edu, or go to the Interns for Indiana website.

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