The IMPACT Awards is our biggest day of the year as we come together to recognize internship excellence among Hoosier students, employers and educators. But did you know that the IMPACT Awards is also Indiana INTERNnet’s single largest fundraiser of the year? In 2020, 400-plus attendees gathered for one of the state’s last face-to-face events before the term “social distancing” entered our collective vocabulary.
This year, with our virtual format and free admission, sponsorships are more important than ever to support our work in matching students and employers at IndianaINTERN.net. There are many ways to sponsor the IMPACT Awards, with investment levels starting as low as $950. All guarantee visibility prior to, during and after the event.
You also can individually recognize internship excellence by sending your favorite intern, employee or educator a gift box filled with goodies from Hoosier companies. Snag a bag of gummy bears, pretzels or fudge. These items are going to go fast!
In addition, Indiana INTERNnet has a year-long corporate support program that includes an IMPACT Awards sponsorship. We developed this opportunity because we think employers that enjoy the exposure they receive once a year would value that visibility every day of the year!
Year-long corporate support bundles the individual benefits that employers seek from us: registration to our internship development programs, an individual program evaluation consulting appointment, priority internship postings, direct communication to students and priority logo placement at IndianaINTERN.net. The investment begins at just $2,000, which includes a $950 IMPACT Awards silver sponsorship. While we deeply appreciate our IMPACT Awards sponsors, twice that investment provides 364 more days of visibility with the state’s largest work-based learning network!
I’m happy to share more information and talk through these options as the IMPACT Awards approach. If you can’t commit this year, we’ll look ahead to the 2022 event. With your support, we have the staff and technical capacity to match nearly 1,000 students a year to the roles that may make their professional careers a reality. We hope you will join the 2020 corporate support program as part of Indiana INTERNnet’s 20th anniversary celebration!