Summer Connect


The INTERN South Bend Region Summer Connect series typically gets our region's interns out and about to experience the region – this summer will be a little different.

So - welcome to VIRTUAL Summer Connect! We are excited to present a calendar of great professional development and community learning opportunities for South Bend Region interns and hope to have both your onsite and virtual interns participate.

Step 1: Sign up!

Step 2: Participate!

Managers--please encourage your interns to participate! 


Professional Development

We’re curating a calendar of events which includes virtual Intern SBR Summer Connect programs, designed to introduce interns to interesting people, places, and opportunities in the South Bend Region and a professional development series created by The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (and generously opened up to include interns from the South Bend Region and across the state!)

Intern SBR Summer Connect Programs to include:

Event dates and times will be posted soon!

  • Community Engagement Panel
  • Reimagining Industrial Space & Building Community
  • South Bend Region Technology & Innovation
  • Resume Writing Workshop


Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Bonus Programs!

These sessions are free of charge and interns can sign up directly here.

June 11; 3-4:30 PM: Clifton Strengths for Interns (Strengths Assessment included)

June 18, 3-4:30 PM: Addressing Your Implicit Bias

June 25, 3-4:30 PM: Lessons from Leaders

July 9, 3-4:30 PM: LinkedIn Training: Networks=Net Worth

July 16, 3-4:30 PM: Financial Literacy Planning for the Future


Mark your calendar for July 30: National Intern Day Celebration

This is an opportunity for employers to celebrate interns – and not just your summer 2020 interns, but any interns who have been part of your team since fall 2019! If you want to be a part of the state-wide celebration, please share your plans here. We’re working on fun ways to celebrate this day here in the South Bend Region!


Social Experiences

Social events highlighting the assets of the South Bend Region increase awareness and give interns time to network. We maintain hope for at least one in-person gathering to before the summer internship season concludes and will keep you posted!

Until we can be out in the community together, take the time to experience it in small groups and/or virtually! Check out Visit South Bend Mishawaka and create your own list of places to explore! See more


How to Connect


1) Sign your intern(s) up to indicate interest.
2) Encourage interns to participate.
3) Programming begins June 11.
4) Feel free to join your interns for the kickoff and other programming!
5) If you’re interested in sponsoring one of the intern coffee or luncheon events, contact Kate Lee at 574.400.4030.


1) Share this program with your manager!
2) You can sign yourself up, but we encourage you to share this information and the full calendar of events so your employer can include these in your schedule.


Summer Housing

Due to the challenges presented by COVID-19, Indiana University will not be providing summer housing for interns this summer. We look forward to partnering with IU South Bend to house your interns in the summers ahead!

If you have an intern in need of housing, some employers and interns have secured housing through vacation home rental sites and others have been able to make multi-week arrangements with hotels.