Summer Connect


The INTERN South Bend Region Summer Connect series gets our region's interns out and about to experience the region! The series is comprised of both social and professional development experiences. Step 1 is getting signed up. Step 2 is participation. Managers--please encourage your interns to participate! 

100% of responding interns agree or strongly agree that participating in Summer Connect positively influenced their perception of the region and enhanced their internship experience.


Social Experiences

Social events highlighting the assets of the South Bend Region increase awareness and give interns time to network. Planned evening events include:

  • June 3, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.: We welcome the Best. Interns. Ever. to Summer Connect 2020 during Best. Week. Ever. with fun and games hosted by the University of Notre Dame Center for Civic Innovation. Stop by to meet other interns, mingle with young professionals, and learn about the Summer Connect schedule of events.
  • June 23, 5:30 p.m.: East Race Rafting with 2020 YALI Fellows, a group of 25 leaders from the continent of Africa, and a group of young professionals from Latin America/Caribbean.   
  • July 1, 5:30 p.m.: South Bend Cubs outing, including an inside look at the organization with President Joe Hart.

Professional Development

We’re curating a speaker series that will be a combination of morning coffee and lunch programming. These events will introduce interns to some of the most interesting people and places in the South Bend Region and offer learning and networking opportunities! The full calendar will be available soon.


How to Connect


1) Sign your intern(s) up to indicate interest.
2) Encourage interns to participate.
3) Programming begins June 3.
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.


2020 Summer Housing Program (Download PDF)

INTERN South Bend Region is partnering with IU South Bend to provide affordable summer housing for interns.

Housing Availability and Requirements

  • Housing is available from May 23 - August 8, 2020
  • Interns must be registered for the INTERN South Bend Region Summer Connect program (Register Above)
  • Interns must be at least 18 years of age
  • Interns must pass a background check

Housing Details and Pricing

  • Interns will be housed at the River Crossing Campus Apartments. More information
  • Interns will be housed in 4-bedroom apartments. Get more information on room layouts
  • Weekly housing fees are $115. All charges must be paid upfront at the beginning of the housing period.

Process for Requesting Intern Housing

For Employers

  1. Employer requests housing for interns by sending an email to with the number of interns needing housing and the requested housing dates
  2. IUSB sends intern(s) housing application forms to complete
  3. Employer provides background check*
  4. Interns complete housing application forms and return to the IUSB housing team at least 2 weeks prior to the internship start date.

For Interns (not receiving employer-paid housing)

  1. Intern requests housing by sending an email to with the requested housing dates and name of regional employer
  2. IUSB sends intern(s) housing application forms to complete
  3. Intern provides background check*
  4. Intern completes housing application forms and return to the IUSB housing team at least 2 weeks prior to the internship start date.

*All non-Indiana University students are required to pass a background check to be eligible for summer housing.

You can always reach out directly to with any summer intern housing questions.