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Ancilla College and EARN Indiana Team-up to Create Area Internships

July 31, 2014

AncillaCollege_newlogo2013Need an intern but can’t afford one? EARN Indiana wants to pay half of your intern’s hourly rate. Ancilla College has teamed up with Indiana and EARN Indiana to increase internship opportunities in Marshall and Starke Counties.
“Internships are the best way to keep talented college students in the area after graduation,”said Jim Cawthon, Ancilla’s Director of Career Services. “Internships are excellent recruiting tools for businesses in Marshall and Starke counties.”
“If companies pay the interns, they can usually attract the best pool of applicants,” Cawthon said. “Companies that qualify as EARN businesses get help from the state in paying the interns they hire. Ancilla also offers internship credits for non-profits or those few for-profit companies that cannot afford to pay wages.”
EARN will pay 50 percent of the wages of an intern if the businesses internship meets EARN standards and if the intern they hire is an EARN eligible student. EARN is part of Indiana financial aid.
Indiana currently connects 6,000 businesses and over 17,000 students statewide. Using their database, you can reach area students who are attending college in other parts of the state and will be returning home for summer opportunities, or you can connect with local students to help you with projects during the fall and spring.
Internships offer many advantages for area businesses including: students can work fall, spring or summer, complete project work that may be on the backburner, act as an extended interview process, reduce recruiting costs, and bring fresh, innovative perspectives to your organization
To register for EARN, businesses and students must register on Indiana, a FREE internship-matching program linking employers and students. It is a dynamic, searchable database to help create or expand high-quality experiential opportunities within Indiana. Visit for more information or contact Jim Cawthon at Ancilla College (574-936-8898 ext. 350).
Ancilla College ( is a Catholic, liberal arts, Associate’s Degree college in Donaldson, Indiana, sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.