Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP, Merriville/Valparaiso,
IndianaBurke Costanza & Carberry LLP is the leading law firm in Northwest Indiana. The full-service law firm has offices in Merrillville and Valparaiso, Indiana, as well as an office in Chicago, Illinois. At BCC, lawyers pride themselves on being able to provide a wide range of legal services to clients, who benefit from the depth and experience they provide from top to bottom. The main practice groups at Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP are: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Services, Civil Litigation, and Business and Personal Services.
What Interns Can Expect to Learn From and Do For BCC
BCC will provide a great start to any future career in the legal field. Due to the breadth and depth of areas of BCC practices, the intern will be exposed to the legal process from start to finish in a large variety of matters. The intern will assist in paralegal work, document review, scheduling, digital and physical file or maybe even would assist during a jury trial. Areas of law will include litigation, business transactions, trust and estate administration and creditors’ rights.
Miss Evelyn Sweitzer founded the HSCA after holding a series of meetings about the conditions of the city pound. The concerned citizens group eventually closed the pound and opened the Hammond Humane Society in 1941. The HSCA’s current location on 45th Street in Munster opened in 2001. And, in 2009, the HSCA Intake Center opened on Calumet Avenue to house sick and newly admitted animals. Leaders in the humane treatment of animals, the HSCA works individually and in partnership with similar valued organizations, to create “a humane community for all animals through education, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion.” The Humane Society Calumet Area operates under a “no kill” philosophy: they do no euthanize an animal to provide space for another incoming animal, nor do they euthanize based on age or breed. They do their best to place every adoptable animal that comes through their shelter. And, they make every effort to ensure the animals that are adopted into the community are healthy and behaviorally safe.
Center for Possibilities at Cerebral Palsy of NWI, Inc.
Hobart, IndianaMISSION STATEMENT: “The mission of the Center for Possibilities at Cerebral Palsy of NWI, Inc. is to improve the quality of life for young children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.”
VALUES STATEMENT: “Center for Possibilities at Cerebral Palsy of NWI, Inc. believes that a person’s worth is not diminished by a disability and that individuals with disabilities are entitled to full life experiences.”
VISION STATEMENT: “Center for Possibilities at Cerebral Palsy of NWI, Inc. seeks to:
- Increase level of independence/highest level of functioning of our students.
- Decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation for our students and their families.
- Increase awareness of programs/services for individuals with disabilities and their families.
- Increase community awareness of the needs and abilities of individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities.
- Decrease stress on families/caregivers providing long-term care of children/adults with developmental disabilities.”
Chrislove Collectibles Whiting, IndianaChrislove Collectibles is one of Enesco’s largest club redemption dealers in the world, as well as one of the world’s leading collectible and gift retailers carrying Cherished Teddies, Precious Moments, Precious Moments Dolls, Growing Up Girls, Josef Angels Birthday Figurines, Ty, Willow Tree Angels/Demdaco, Seraphim Classics, Jim Shore, Lladro, and much more. They also sell homemade fudge and have opened CJ’s Café in downtown Whiting.
City of Gary, in Gary, Indiana[The City of Gary ensures the ongoing development of the City’s capacity to meet the needs of both today’s citizens and the citizens of tomorrow. Also, the City ensures continuous improvement in the quality of every service that it provides to its citizens and to other customers.
What students can expect while interning?
Interns can expect to have text book theory come to life while interning in one of the City’s various departments. The interns should come prepared to work, learn and gain experience in their degree of study. Interns that possess the qualifications for a position that becomes available are encouraged to apply with the City of Gary.
City of Whiting, in Whiting, IndianaThe City of Whiting is a municipal corporation in which the Mayor supervises daily operations and services, while a seven-member Common Council serves as the fiscal body. An elected Clerk-Treasurer is in charge of maintaining financial records and overseeing the daily financial activities of the City. The City encompasses the following departments: Board of Works, Police, Fire, Streets and Sanitation, Economic Development, Zoning, Building, Code Enforcement, Redevelopment and Community Development, Law, Parks and Recreation, Office of the Clerk-Treasurer, and Water and Sewer Utilities. The City provides a multitude of services to its residents and businesses. The Board of Public Works is the body of the city which supervises construction and improvement projects. This includes everything from the Lakefront Park renovation, reconstruction of Indianapolis Boulevard, as well as demolition of blighted properties, installation of new sidewalks, streetlights, sewer and water lines.
What students can expect while interning?
An intern who works with the City of Whiting can expect exposure to the following areas: public finance and public purchasing; park and recreation programming; water and sewer utility operations; fleet management programming; building and zoning review process; road construction projects, and a variety of special event programming. The City of Whiting has celebrated its 125th Anniversary, and summertime is typically is packed with activities from the 4th of July Parade, special symphony concert, Pierogifest, Lakefront Park activities, etc. The first assignment for the intern will be with the Clerk-Treasurer John Haynes. The intern will work with a variety of departments over the course of the internship rather than just sticking with one department. In the end, the intern will hopefully have learned how a municipality operates on a daily basis within the confines of the Indiana statutes.
Hammond Education Foundation, Hammond, IndianaThe Hammond Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1983 as a philanthropic partner to the School City of Hammond. HEF is financially supported by businesses in Hammond and surrounding communities, along with hundreds of individuals. The HEF supports extraordinary learning experiences for K-12 students through opportunities that cannot be funded through school and classroom budgets. The Foundation has generated more than $1 million to enrich learning through innovative teaching initiatives and post-secondary student scholarships. HEF complements the School City of Hammond educators by furthering learning that is exciting, thinking that is critical, and revelations that stimulate a desire for learning more.
Hammond INnovation Center, Hammond, IndianaThe Hammond INnovation Center, a technology business incubator, began as a joint development of the City of Hammond and Purdue University Calumet. The facility currently is operating under the auspices of the Hammond Development Corporation. Their mission is to help foster the growth and success of technology-based start-up companies in Northwest Indiana and accelerate their paths to financial viability. They provide competitively priced office space including a built-in infrastructure of services along with the necessary business resources and support to assist in the successful operation of these start-up ventures.
Kramer & Leonard, Inc., Chesterton, IndianaKramer & Leonard, Inc. was founded in 1983. From the very beginning, their mission has been to provide the best customer service available to their clients. Now after two decades of being a privately held and family-owned company, their values still have not changed. Kramer & Leonard is committed to personalized customer service. To provide the best pricing possible for their customers, Kramer & Leonard creates value through an efficient distribution system capable of providing most products within 24 hours after ordering. Plus, they deliver the vast majority of products using Kramer & Leonard qualified, professional staff. Their staff checks orders for quality and assures the product is delivered timely and damage-free. Through partnerships with Sharp Electronics, Herman Miller, Kimball International, and HON Company, Kramer & Leonard Office Products can provide their clients with a full-range of next-generation business solutions. Kramer & Leonard’s expertise in interior design can improve office efficiency through space planning, aesthetic improvements, and ergonomic improvements. Their machine division can assist with expertise on office cost reductions through use of fax-to-email, corporate scanning, network printing, and copying.
LADOS, Crown Point, IndianaLADOS’ (Lake County Court Administered Alcohol and Drug Service Program) Mission is “to improve the quality of life by enhancing the health, safety, well-being and education needs of North Township residents through professional service that is effective, efficient and accountable.”
What students can expect while interning? Their Missions are to educate clients of the hazards and negative consequences associated with substance abuse and impaired driving, to promote safe and responsible choices, to motivate for behavior change, and to contribute to personal and public safety. Goals are to reduce alcohol- and drug-related criminal activity, the frequency and severity of substance abuse, and to improve the quality of life of our clients, their family members and the public by guiding substance abusers towards long term sobriety and overall life improvements. LADOS professional staff work with each client to develop therapeutic and individualized intervention plans designed to change substance abuse patterns and lifestyle choices. Their pledge is to continue ongoing Program development, intervention initiates, and referral services supporting a Safe, Sober and Drug Free lifestyle in our continuing Mission to prevent repeat offenses and save lives.
Lake County Community Corrections, Crown Point,
IndianaLake County Community Corrections provides the highest quality community correction services in the State of Indiana. It is recognized as the agency of choice with respect to planning, evaluating, and coordinating criminal justice programs and services in Lake County.
MISSION STATEMENT: The Lake County Community Corrections Advisory Board provides three distinct sets of values: Develops, implements, and monitors a broad range of Community Corrections programs and services. Conducts and coordinates planning pertaining to public safety. Evaluates public safety programs and services. The Lake County Community Corrections Advisory Board pursues these tasks in order to reduce anti-social behavior and recidivism. It also seeks to engender support among decision-makers and the general public for Community Corrections initiatives.
VALUES STATEMENT: Lake County Community Corrections exercises three core values in the pursuit of its mission and vision:
- It is committed to inclusive and collaborative processes.
- It is mindful of, and respectful in, addressing social equity concerns.
- It demonstrates stewardship to the community through a commitment to quality improvement principles in the performance of all tasks.
Lakeshore Public Media, Merrillville, IndianaLakeshore Public Media provides quality local and original programming that educates, enlightens, and informs. Lakeshore Public Television chooses the best of PBS-broadcasting to 3.4 million homes throughout Northwest Indiana, Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. As the Voice of Northwest Indiana, Lakeshore Public Radio, 89.1FM provides local and NPR programming – reaching more than 500,000 listeners throughout Northwest Indiana. For local news, weather, sports, and public affairs, visit www.LakeshorePublicMedia.org.
What can students expect while interning?
As a website and social media intern with Lakeshore Public Media, the student will gain valuable knowledge and experience overseeing the day to day updates for each. Additionally, an intern will have input on ways to make the platforms more efficient and effective. Along with being the main person overseeing these areas daily, students will have the chance–depending on their ability– to gain more responsibilities.
North-Township Trustee, East Chicago, Hammond,
Highland, Munster, and Whiting, IndianaThe North-Township Trustee Office is a government agency serving the communities of East Chicago, Hammond, Highland, Munster, and Whiting. Its primary function is to provide Township Assistance to the less fortunate. They do this through an extensive application process, making sure the right people are getting the assistance needed. The Office also owns and maintains The Hess Cemetery location in Hammond, Indiana. The North Township Trustee provides a free bus service, Dial-a-Ride, to all resident’s living within the boundaries of the Township.
What students can expect while interning?
Education Interns will be assisting clients with filling out different types of applications and making copies of client documents. They will give basic computer and Microsoft classes and could help with some training. Accounting Interns would be working in their Accounting Department filling in for staff that would be on vacation or absent. They would help out with work other staff members may need in Accounting.
Northwest Indiana Education Service Center,
Chesterton, IndianaThe Northwest Indiana Education Service Center (NWIESC) strives to be an innovative educational leader in advancing cooperative activities across Northwest Indiana. In order to advance students’ success and achievement, the NWIESC fosters an in-depth collaboration between and among its member and non-member school corporations, coupled with cost-effective resources.
What students can expect while interning?
They are looking for interns that are able to market on various social media platforms, and educate teachers on new tools in technology that are coming out in the 21st Century. Students can learn more about the organization by checking out the website at http://www.nwiesc.k12.in.us/Page/1 or download the app from iTunes, Google Play, or the Windows Store.
REGIONAL Federal Credit Union, Hammond, IndianaREGIONAL Federal Credit Union is a $125 million community chartered credit union established in 1961. REGIONAL serves the communities of Porter County, Gary, Hammond, Hobart, Whiting, New Chicago, East Chicago, Lake Station, Griffith and Highland. The organization’s values include Trust, Mutual Respect, Communication, Education, Service and Compassion.
A seven member volunteer Board of Directors currently serve REGIONAL, and the organization has 40 team members and three branches located in Hammond, Portage and Valparaiso. In addition to the three local branches, REGIONAL participates in the Nationwide Credit Union Service Centers. REGIONAL members enjoy the convenience of visiting more than 200 credit union branches in Indiana and some 4,000 credit union branches nationwide to access their REGIONAL account. REGIONAL offers its members a full line of financial products including saving, checking, lending, Visa, Debit, electronic banking and investment services. REGIONAL currently supports 10 in-school student credit union branches. The program offers on-site financial education and funds access. The program also includes a financial presentation element.
What students can expect while interning?
The opportunity will allow the student intern to gain experience in sales, customer service, business development, research and development, and information technology areas with a focus on system security, social media research and recommendation project and human resource areas, including training and internal communications.
Studio 659, Whiting, IndianaThe Whiting Arts Council was established in 2010 under the leadership of Mayor Joseph M. Stahura, who sought a way to bring together local arts organizations into a collaborative, cohesive group. Today, the Council is composed of the following arts organizations: 119th Street Artists, Arts Alive!, Calumet College of St. Joseph, The Whiting Summer Symphony, Marian Theatre Guild and the School City of Whiting. The Council holds a 501(c)3 designation through a relationship with the Whiting-Robertsdale Community Improvement Corporation. The primary meeting and display space for the Whiting Arts Council is Studio 659, a building owned and maintained by the Whiting Redevelopment Commission. The Studio serves as the hub for a variety of mission-oriented activities including gallery openings, arts-oriented classes, musical performances and a host of other civic events.
What students can expect while interning?
Studio 659 is seeking an intern to supplement and manage volunteers, assist in the planning and execution of special events, and promote Studio events through various forms of media. By the end of the program, interns should be able to manage an events budget. Interning with the Whiting Arts Council is ideal for a student interested in learning about the practical execution of the arts, working with volunteers, managing non-profit organizations, or working in the complex environment of civic organizations. Particular majors that may consider this internship include those students studying Media & Fine Arts, English, Business Management (with an interest in non-profits), or the Social Sciences.
Bishop Noll Institute
Bishop Noll Institute has been providing students a college preparatory experience grounded in Catholic values since 1921. Bishop Noll Institute is committed to shaping the Mind, Body, and Soul of each student to ensure their success as future members of the global community. They have graduates all over the world utilizing the knowledge, skills, and talents they developed as students at Bishop Noll Institute. The school is a premier educational institution seeking students who are willing to accept the challenge of growing spiritually and educationally each and every day.
Bishop Noll Institute strives to become a center of academic excellence through the pursuit of each student’s intellectual development. The aim is not simply to get a store of information or to prepare for a job. The ultimate aim is that of full growth of the person, which leads to action. This goal of action, based on sound understanding and enlivened by contemplation, urges students to self-discipline and initiative, to integrity and accuracy.
Prasco & Associates, PC
Prasco & Associates, PC is one of the leading CPA firms in and throughout Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area. By combining their big firm expertise in a small firm setting they assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Their dedication to high standards and a strong work ethic is the reason their client base returns year after year. Prasco & Associates, PC’s expertise ranges from basic tax preparation and accounting services to more in-depth services such as compilations and reviews, business advisory services, and fraud investigation.
Their mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of clients’ needs through research and sound analysis.
East Chicago Police Department
The mission of the East Chicago Police Department is to serve and protect the residents, commercial, civic, and industrial sectors of the community as well as each and every person or persons who travel to, from or through the city. They utilize the technological advances in communications, record storage and retrieval, and criminology with the ability to expedite information immediately, accurately and precisely for the greater benefit of law enforcement for the people that they serve.
The Department values the concept that it is their responsibility and charge to serve and protect the city’s citizens with “compassion and professionalism.”
East Chicago Housing Authority (ECHA)
The East Chicago Housing Authority (ECHA) team is dedicated to modernizing apartments, creating new affordable housing opportunities, and assisting residents in reaching self-sufficiency goals. They work closely with the City and other local agencies to pool resources and capitalize on the momentum of redevelopment opportunities, such as the North Harbor Revitalization. They are committed to establishing new local, regional and national partnerships to be an active partner in the City’s vision for the waterfront. Also, they are in the planning phases of a major redevelopment effort. The ECHA team is working to bring in private resources to invest in the communities and is continuously looking for ways to operate more efficiently.
Northwest Indiana Oilmen
The Northwest Indiana Oilmen, a pre-professional minor league Baseball Club, are members of the Midwest Collegiate League and play their home games at Oil City Stadium in Whiting, Indiana. They seek motivated college students who want great work experience through an internship within a sports organization. They work with the college to ensure that students receive college credit for the internship position. Interns must provide their own transportation, and some light travel may be required depending on months of internship and locations of the Oilmen events.
Some intern positions can begin in January, others with a start in April and go through mid-August. Interns will be required to work some nights and weekends both in office and/or remotely working/reporting on game activity.
Valparaiso Animal Hospital
Valparaiso Animal Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental care. They feel that it is very important to offer the best treatments possible for all of our patients, while also important to listening to the needs and concerns of the “parents” who care for them.
They provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing, and the use of external laboratories. They also work closely with specialty hospitals, such as Purdue University, when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite, in-house x-ray capabilities, a closely supervised hospitalization area, and indoor boarding kennels with outdoor walking areas.
At Valparaiso Animal Hospital they believe their job is not only to treat a pet when he or she isn’t feeling well, but also to help teach how to keep these best friends happy and healthy.
Regional Recovery Services, Inc.
Regional Recovery Services, Inc. is a licensed Indiana and Illinois agency that offers a variety of services that focus on providing a dignified buffer between individuals and businesses as a service provider. Established in 2013, they offer clients up-to-the-minute computerized records on thousands of credit users in the area. In addition, they utilize a full in-house computer system which allows for keeping track of all payments made by clients.
Regional Recovery Services, Inc. prides itself in the continuous training of employees in the specialized collections, locating and skip-tracing process. This training is constantly reinforced by diligent supervision of all operations. Moreover, their expertly trained staff is effective in collection procedures and skip-trace locating service, no matter how small or big, local, national or worldwide.
SMDG is a non-profit foundation, run by and on behalf of companies and organizations working in the maritime industry, like container terminals, ocean carriers and related companies and organizations.
SMDG develops and promotes UN/EDIFACT EDI-messages for the Maritime Industry and is an official Pan European User Group, recognized by the UN/EDIFACT Board. The original objective of the group was to agree to a standard format for the exchange of ship stowage planning information. This became known as the BAPLIE message which defines the position of containers in a vessel. The initial development process was slow, reflecting the wide range of interests involved as well as their geographical spread. However, since implementation of the first version of BAPLIE its use has grown rapidly across the world. Most carriers and deep-sea container terminals are now dependent on its use for accurate and timely information.
Office of the Porter County Prosecuting Attorney
The Office of the Porter County Prosecuting Attorney is established by the Indiana Constitution at Article VIII, Sec. 16, which prescribes a term of four years with no term limitations. The territorial jurisdiction of the Office is the 67th Judicial Circuit, which includes all of Porter County. It is the responsibility of the Porter County Prosecuting Attorney to pursue speedy and fair prosecutions of all crimes committed within Porter County. The office is charged with the responsibility of representing the State of Indiana in all felony and misdemeanor criminal prosecutions, resulting from crimes committed within Porter County, Indiana.
B. Coleman Aviation
At B. Coleman Aviation their commitment to excellence makes them the first choice for the finest business aviation services. Inspired by the pioneer aviator and visionary, Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman, they honor her through exceptional services which include Fixed Base Operations, Charter Operations, Aircraft Management and Aircraft Maintenance and Repair. The mission at B. Coleman is to always exceed expectations while keeping quality of service and safety as our top priorities. Their company continues the greatness of legendary pilot Bessie Coleman, a forerunner at the dawn of the aviation industry. “Queen Bess” was the first female pilot of African-American descent and the first African-American to hold an international pilot’s license. Her grit and determination to be the best has inspired generations of young aviators and continue to inspire our mission every day.
United Neighborhoods Inc.
United Neighborhoods Inc. (UNI) is a 501 (c) (3) Organization with a primary focus in the many facets of home ownership. Their mission is to engage people of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and give them the tools necessary to realize the dream of owning their own home. In their effort to empower the community that they serve, they offer FREE monthly Home Buyer Education workshops. These workshops are facilitated by a Certified Housing Counselor in accordance with HUD rules and regulations. The topics include budgeting, credit building, home inspections, down payment assistance programs, and much more. Classes are advertised in local newspaper and websites, and they are frequently filled to capacity (15 to 20 participants).
Another Chance Outreach Center
The Mission of Another Chance Outreach Center is to assist veteran, battered, ex-offender, and homeless women by providing a 12-month residency program that allows them to become acclimated back into society: “Transforming Women with a pathway to hope.” Their Vision is to inspire, so that veteran, battered, ex-offender, and homeless women will become successful in the workplace, build healthy relationships with family and friends, and grow in their spirituality.
The Calumet Group, Inc.
The Calumet Group, Inc. has been designing, developing, delivering, and managing training programs in business, industry, and government for 27 years. They have worked on three continents, 8 countries and 27 states. Their customers range from US Steel, Ford, International Paper, ThyssenKrupp, Indra, the Pentagon, US Army, the National Guard and USAID.
GoYodel’s Mission is to provide a community-collaboration platform that makes it easy for businesses and non-profits to work together while keeping revenue and donations