Internship Program

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Our model of an educational ecosystem brings people from different backgrounds and different sectors -- educational institutions, local government, and community organizations-- together to tackle our community’s most challenging problems. We’ve started in the Southeast neighborhood of South Bend with the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem (BCe2), where the revitalization of Bowman Creek catalyzed our work and shaped our commitment to social, economic, and environmental sustainability from the very beginning. Now, we use this same framework in a variety of projects, working with neighborhood residents to build our shared community.

Currently, the centerpiece of our educational ecosystem is a summer internship, now in its fourth year. We focus on regional talent development, with our intern teams comprised of students from local universities, state college campuses, community colleges, and high schools. Our interns study different disciplines, and we believe that our success stems from the variety of perspectives that our team members bring. Our internships provide an environment where students can take risks, exercise creativity, and apply what they learn in the classroom to create real impact in the community.

Our program thrives thanks to our many partners and our program support!


Click each logo to learn more about each of our three Educational Ecosystems!

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Applications for the 2020 Summer are NOW OPEN! 

Apply Here for BCe2/We2 

Apply Here for Elkhart Catalyst

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