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Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP, Merriville/Valparaiso,


Burke Costanza & Carberry Law firm Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP is the leading law firm in Northwest Indiana. Our full-service law firm has offices in Merrillville and Valparaiso, Indiana, as well as an office in Chicago, Illinois. At BCC, our lawyers pride themselves on being able to provide a wide range of legal services to our clients, who benefit from the depth and experience we 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 organization, and maybe even assist during a jury trial. Areas of law will include litigation, business transactions, trust and estate administration and creditors’ rights.

Center for Possibilities at Cerebral Palsy of NWI, Inc.,

Hobart, Indiana

Center For Possibilities MISSION STATEMENT: “The mission of 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, Indiana

Chrislove Collectibles Chrislove 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 plan to open a café soon in downtown Whiting.

City of Gary, in Gary, Indiana

City Of Gary 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, Indiana

City of Whiting The 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 is celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year so the summer is packed with activities from the 4th of July Parade, special symphony concert, Pierogifest, grand opening of Lakefront Park, 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, Indiana

Hammond Education Foundation The 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, Indiana

Hammond Innovation Center The 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, Indiana

Kramer & leonard office suppies Kramer & 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 ergonometric 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, Indiana

Lados LADOS’ (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?  Our Missions are to educate our 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. Our 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. Our 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,


lake County Corrections Lake 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 set 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:

  1. It is committed to inclusive and collaborative processes. 
  2. It is mindful of, and respectful in, addressing social equity concerns. 
  3. It demonstrates stewardship to the community through a commitment to quality improvement principles in the performance of all tasks.

Lakeshore Public Media, Merrillville, Indiana

Lake Shore Public Media Lakeshore 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

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, Indiana

North township Trustees office The 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 computers and Microsoft classes and could help with some training. Accounting Interns would be working in our Accounting Dept. filling in for our staff that would be on vacation or absent. They would help out with work other staff members may need in the Accounting Dept.

Northwest Indiana Education Service Center,

Chesterton, Indiana

NWI Education Service Center The 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?

Mr. Schoenfelt is 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 @ or download the app from iTunes, Google Play, or the Windows Store.

REGIONAL Federal Credit Union, Hammond, Indiana

Regional Credit Union REGIONAL 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, Indiana

Studio 659 The 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.

Contact Information

Clarence Montgomery
Coordinator of Internships
Phone: 2019-473-4341
Fax: 219-473-4277