LIFT Network Internship Program

LOOKING FOR A GREAT INTERNSHIP?

We’ll find the employers – and help match your skills with the right opportunities so that you can land the job!

Through the Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) grant, awarded by the Lilly Endowment to the University of Notre Dame and South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership, the LIFT Network Internship Program connects students from regional colleges and universities to internships at local companies focused on advanced industries such as technology, manufacturing, data science and analytics, supply chain or logistics management, and research and development.

Program partners include the the University of Notre Dame's Center for Civic Innovation, enFocus, IT Sector Partnership, Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, and the South Bend Regional Chamber.

ELIGIBILITY

Student Eligibility Requirements

The model of the LIFT Network Internship program must align with the aims of the overall award to increase productivity, improve resilience, and increase the supply of an advanced workforce for our region’s mobility cluster companies. Student eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Preference toward rising Juniors, rising Seniors, and current Graduate Students. Two-Year degree students are also eligible
  • Preference toward students attending a college/university located in the South Bend - Elkhart region and/or who are from the South Bend - Elkhart region
  • Must be interested in pursuing a career in engineering, manufacturing, technology, or related field
  • Can commit to at least 300 hours of work between May and August
  • Should attend LIFT Network Internship Program events throughout the summer

HOW IT WORKS

About the LIFT Network Internship Program

FEBRUARY 2021

Students review Job Description Database to determine internship preferences

BY MARCH 7, 2021

Students submit application, resume, and internship preferences based on our Job Description Database

MARCH - APRIL 2021

Employers interview candidates after the LIFT Network identifies potential student matches

BY MAY 7, 2021

Employers make final hiring decisions

 

SUMMER 2021

Students attend LIFT Network Event Programming between May and August

CONTACT AND CONSIDERATIONS

PROGRAM CONTACT

Please direct any questions to Hunter Guthrie, the LIFT Network Internship Project Manager, at LIFTNetwork@southbendelkhart.org.

We understand that COVID-19 may continue to disrupt typical internship plans for employers and students. Throughout the approval process, companies have indicated their intention to host in-person or remote internships. You will be asked to submit your preferences as well, and we will do our best to ensure that you are matched to an employer whose plans match your comfort level. Additionally, our team has experience in designing remote and hybrid internship experiences. We will work with employers who design remote internships to affirm that your internship is a meaningful one.

THANK YOU

To our Program Partners

 

Center for Civic Innovation

 

enFocus

Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

 

Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce