Date: March 13, 2009
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, email@example.com
PNC Participates in Interns for Indiana Program
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central is participating in the Interns for Indiana program that matches outstanding PNC students with internships at small, high-tech start-up companies in Indiana .
PNC will pre-screen the student interns and handle the administrative work for the internships. Some areas that interns may be able to work with are accounting, finance, computer network, software engineering, programming, human resources, training, advertising, marketing, sales, communications and research and development.
Interns for Indiana is a competitive program and internships are awarded to companies based on the need of the company, the opportunity for student on-the-job growth and future employment and the potential for quality experience for students.
Students with internships during the academic year will be expected to complete 200 to 300 hours of work with their company. Summer internships will see students complete 400 hours of full-time work, which usually takes the form of 40 hours per week. In exchange for their work, students are awarded either a scholarship of $500 per semester during the academic year or stipend of $4,500 for the summer for participation in the program instead of an hourly wage.
This program is partially funded by the Lily Endowment. Participating companies are required to provide a membership fee to help cover a portion of student and program costs: $500 per intern per semester, and $2,000 of the $4,500 stipend awarded to students for the summer.
Students are selected for participation through an interview and application process. Students will be able to rank which company they would like to join and companies will be able to rank their choices for interns. Students and companies are matched based on those rankings.
Companies and students interested in being part of the Interns for Indiana program may contact Natalie Connors, PNC director of Career Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-785-5200 ext. 5498.