Thrive West Central is a regional innovative driver committed to building strong communities and improving quality of life throughout West Central Indiana. We are responsible for developing, maintaining, and implementing a variety of federal, state, and local programs in Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo CountiesThrive provides regional leadership and expertise in Economic Development, Community Development, and Aging and Disabled Resources, and collaborate with businesses, municipalities, and senior citizens and their families across West Central Indiana. At Thrive, we care deeply about the wellbeing of our communities and seek to lead with a servant’s heart in all we do. We are currently seeking summer interns in the following categories to support our dynamic and growing team. 

Development Intern: The Development Intern will serve in the Economic and Community Development Departments and will assist the Director of Business Development along with the Community Grant Specialist in gathering primary and secondary data for various projects. Duties may include collecting door-to-door survey responses from community members, outreach to local businesses and other stakeholders, and utilizing public data sources to conduct regional economic and demographic research for project development 

Business Administration Intern: The Business Administration Intern will serve in the Division of Aging and Disabled Resources and will support staff through performing vital administrative and clerical tasks. 

Transportation Planning Intern: The Transportation Planning Intern will serve in the Community Development Department and will assist the Associate Director of Community Development in gathering and analyzing important data on transportation patterns in our region. Tasks may include conducting counts of daily/weekly traffic on local roads and utilizing GIS software to support transportation planning activities.  

College students of all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply for these valuable opportunities. Pay will range from $10-$12/hour. Successful candidates for all positions will be self-motivated, able to receive and implement feedback and function as part of a team and have a genuine passion for helping make West Central Indiana a wonderful place to live, work, and play. To apply, please send your resume to Alex Brown at and Heather Ireland at hireland@westcentralin.comPlease also indicate which position(s) you are interested in applying for in the body of your email. We will contact select candidates to schedule an interview for further consideration. 

We are eager to hear from you and are excited to speak with you regarding this important opportunity –we would love to have you join our team and help West Central Indiana Thrive this summer!