Drew Bluethmann ’22: This summer,I had the pleasure of working at The International Center in Indianapolis. I experienced some challenges during my time at The International Center,but ultimately,I prevailed in having a great experiencewith great people. I am excited to share this experience in the future when I advance in my career.
The intern cohort at The International center started the internship online in mid-May. Beginning this way disappointed andchallenged mebecause I am a social person. But I was well prepared for remote work because of my experiences post-spring break. Beginning in late June, I started going to the office twice a week. This opportunity added to my experiences working in an office while breaking up the work week and preventing the monotony of remote work.
At The International Center,I worked in the Programs and Services Department. The International Center acts “as a catalyst for international growth and as a guide to the world’s cultural landscape.” The main ways the Programs and Services Department approaches thismissionis through relocation services and educational programming. However, my internship mostly focused on market research and prospect research. So I researched and looked for potential clients in Indiana who would requireour services, i.e., programing or relocation services.