Sixteen start-up businesses and organizations across Indiana were recently awarded paid interns from Indiana Wesleyan University and funded by a Lilly Endowment grant. The participating interns are undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors of the residential campus of Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.

Over 40 start-up employers expressed interest and/or applied for paid interns, and 16 start-ups were selected based primarily on their projected ability to provide meaningful work for interns and the potential for full-time hire past the internship period.

Start-ups awarded paid interns for fall 2014 are: Bluebridge Digital, Blush Events, Inc., Cast a Bigger Net, Citiquest.com, LLC, Fleetwood Computers, LLC, Good News Ventures, Inc., Indy Eleven, Lark’s Song, LLC, LifeData, LLC, Peoplocity, ReEngage Consultants, Scientifically Speaking, LLC, Socially Seasoned, LLC, Sticknsleaves, The Abbey Coffee Co. and TOPHAT LTD.

The paid internship program is an initiative of the “Accelerate Indiana” Lilly Endowment grant recently awarded to IWU. The grant funds 20 interns per semester to work 10-15 hours per week for start-up employers five years or younger. Applications for paid interns for the spring semester will be available October 1 for IWU students and Indiana start-up employers.

Contact Tiffany Snyder at tiffany.snyder@indwes.edu for more information or to apply.