About Indyfluence

Indyfluence brings companies and interns together to showcase the Indy experience.

Your internship is your first step toward the rest of your career! That’s why Indyfluence offers a meaningful experience to enrich your internship and spark a connection to Indy. From business connections to volunteer opportunities, we give you the opportunity to learn, grow, and discover the life you could live here in the Indy region.

After all, Indianapolis is a place where young professionals thrive. Our community embraces our young leaders and gladly gives them a seat at the table. And best of all, our Indyfluence interns don’t have to wait to get involved and start making a difference!

At Indyfluence, we help you get connected to the Indianapolis community, even before you graduate. We bring together interns from some of Indy’s top companies and introduce you to our local network of doers and changemakers. So, at the end of day, Indyfluence helps talented students like you start your journey here in Indy!

Last year, Indyfluence pivoted to an all-virtual, 4-week program. 

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Indyfluence was designed to be an intensive one-day program. In 2019, we brought together over 400 interns for in-person networking opportunities and service projects. But in 2020, we adapted the Indyfluence program to go entirely virtual.

The key challenge was how to make sure our participating interns felt connected to Indy without being able to visit the city. We started the Indyfluence blog to help bring the Indianapolis community to you, even from across the world. And we reimagined the core Indyfluence programming for a new, virtual format.

We organized virtual event programs, helped our interns digitally network with Indy leaders, and entirely reworked our Give Back initiative. Instead of hands-on service projects, we gave a $10,000 charitable donation to a local Indy nonprofit. Our interns got to vote on the cause they were most passionate about and choose which nonprofit they wanted to support. In 2020, they awarded the $10,000 to 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, a youth development organization that mentors kids in Indianapolis.

In 2021, Indyfluence remains virtual in hopes of an in-person or hybrid program next year.