LIFT Network Internship Program

ABOUT

The LIFT Network Internship Program

Through the Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) Network grant, 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. The program can subsidize half of the wages of up to two approved internship positions for each employer partner, up to $2,500 per intern.

During the program’s pilot year in Summer 2021, we dispersed nearly $70,000 in funding to subsidize 34 internships that supported over 20 companies in the South Bend - Elkhart region. Interns participating in this program earned an average wage of $16/hour, worked an average of 400 hours, and earned an average of over $6,000.

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.

EMPLOYER PARTNERS

Summer 2021

  • 1st Source Bank
  • Abonmarche
  • AM General
  • Ameri-Can Engineering
  • AT Components
  • Aunalytics
  • Beacon Health System
  • BMI Audit Services
  • Conn-Selmer
  • CTS Corp
  • ITAMCO
  • Kem Krest
  • Lawson-Fisher
  • Lebermuth
  • Lippert
  • MackTool
  • Norco Industries
  • Robert Weed
  • Sibley Machine
  • SPI Industries
  • Universal Bearings

$70,000+

IN FUNDING

21 EMPLOYERS

FROM ELKHART, MARSHALL, AND ST. JOSEPH COUNTIES

34 TOTAL

SUBSIDIZED AND UNSUBSIDIZED INTERNSHIPS

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Represented in Summer 2021

  • Bethel University
  • Illinois State University
  • Indiana University - Bloomington
  • Indiana University - South Bend
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Purdue Polytechnic Institute
  • Purdue University
  • Saint Mary's College
  • Trine University
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Valpariaso University
  • Western Michigan University

$16/HOUR

AVERAGE WAGE

$6,000

EARNINGS AVERAGE

8 EVENTS

SOCIAL, NETWORKING, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CONTACT US

Interested in hosting interns through this program as an employer or participating in this program as a student? Please contact LIFT Network Internship Project Manager, Hunter Guthrie, at LIFTNetwork@southbendelkhart.org.

THANK YOU

To our Program Partners

 

Center for Civic Innovation

 

enFocus

Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

 

Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce