We’re currently scheduling INTERN South Bend Region Summer Connect programs, which will include opportunities to learn and connect with other interns through professional development and social events. A full calendar of events will be shared with registered interns and their managers upon registration.

Step 1: Sign up!

Step 2: Participate!



Since 2014, interns have consistently shared how the Intern SBR Summer Connect program has positively influenced their perception of the South Bend Region and enhanced their internship experience. Please encourage your interns to participate by reminding them of upcoming programs, giving them the time to attend, and covering any related costs. If you’d be interested in sponsoring or hosting an intern program, let us know!

“I was thrilled with my experience and with the intern engagement programs. I really, unexpectedly, fell in love with South Bend and would be happy to return to live and work as a young professional."

-2022 Summer Connect Participant


Summer Housing for Interns

We’re excited to share two great housing options for summer interns – IU South Bend and Saint Mary’s College. The IU South Bend housing program runs May 24-July 26 with applications due by Friday, April 26, and Saint Mary’s College housing is available June 1-July 31, 2024. This is a wonderful opportunity for interns to learn and connect with their peers, while getting better acquainted with the region.


Bendable Intern Development Toolkit

The Bendable Intern Toolkit will be accessible throughout the school year, providing a resource for intern managers to assign custom professional development to fall/winter/spring interns and for students to pursue self-directed learning in preparation for their next step.


How to Connect


1) Please register yourself and your interns to indicate interest.
2) Encourage interns to participate.
3) Feel free to join your interns for the kickoff and other programming!
4) If you’re interested in sponsoring one of the intern professional development experiences, 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.