Date: Jan. 22, 2013
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, firstname.lastname@example.org
PNC Participates in Interns for Indiana Program
WESTVILLE Purdue University North Central is now recruiting high-tech startup companies to participate in the Purdue-wide Interns for Indiana program.
Interns for Indiana matches startup companies with high-quality undergraduate student interns. Interns are paired with companies based on the potential for a quality experience for students, the opportunity for student on-the-job growth and future employment and the company's needs.
Companies accepted into the Interns for Indiana summer program are matched with Purdue juniors and seniors who work a minimum of 400 hours during the summer session, and who receive a stipend of $4,500 for successful participation.
This program is partially funded by the Lily Endowment, Inc. Participating companies are required to provide a $2,000 membership fee to help cover a portion of student and program costs.
Participating companies and students are recognized each July with a celebration luncheon and poster session at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. At the poster celebration, program participants gain greater understanding of the program scope and its statewide impacts.
The student experience in a startup environment may be very different from a company that is well established or experiencing growth, said Natalie Connors, director of the PNC Office of Career Development. Students become engaged in the entrepreneurial spirit, and begin to understand the details and strategy involved in getting a business venture off the ground.' PNC understands that these business ventures are critical to our local and state economy and Interns for Indiana is a great vehicle to contribute to economic growth.
The Interns for Indiana Company requirements are:
High-tech start up
Able to define and manage an appropriate and challenging internship experience
Able to provide entrepreneurial experience through regular in-person interactions
Able to contribute $2000 membership fee
The student requirements are:
Purdue University juniors and seniors enrolled in first BA or BS degree program
Any majors eligible
Interested in entrepreneurship
Minimum 2.8 GPA
The deadline for startup companies to apply for summer 2013 interns is March 6. Application may be completed through the Interns for Indiana website at www.purdue.edu/dp/ifi .
Companies and students interested in being part of the Interns for Indiana program may also contact Natalie Connors, director of Career Development at 785-5200, ext. 5498 or email@example.com