Internships Pay Dividends

For employers, internships create a pipeline of college-educated, entry-level employees, and they are a way to support IU South Bend, whose students overwhelmingly remain in the area after graduation. “It’s a very rewarding experience,” said Curtis. “The work I put into the internship is well worth the benefit. It’s a way to give back to the community and my profession.” Maintaining a connection with IU South Bend and its students is important to Lebermuth’s executive vice president, too. “We are looking for young, bright local talent,” said Fuchs. “We like the fresh perspective they bring. We also like being affiliated with the local university—IU South Bend—where that talent is being developed.”