Interns Summer Camp

The Mill has created programing for all of Bloomington’s summer interns.

The purpose of the programming is to build a talent pipeline. We’ll focus on professional development, civic engagement, and city immersion. We want to ensure that students get to know our great startup community so they consider working here after graduation.

This was ‘easy’ programming for us! We didn’t need to spend time planning, and our interns could benefit from socializing. I love that John was able to get to know other interns in the area, and learn about Bloomington! He went to several places he had never been—even though he lives in Bloomington! – Ellie Symes, CEO of The Bee Corp

We’ll host periodic coffees with a Bloomington-based CEO and weekly “family dinners” so they get to know each other and bond, which is a critical component for retention.

Here are some of the types of events we’ve held for participants in the past:

  • Weekly “Family Dinners” with other participating interns
  • Special events and lunches with Bloomington-based CEOs and founders
  • Community service projects with city and charitable organizations
  • And more

Programming for Summer Camp will run from early June to early August.

“The opportunity for my intern to maximize his time with us through these extra activities and learning opportunities[was the best thing about this program]. He loved it.” – Lucy Assistant Director of Bloomington Volunteer Network


Our first event was Bloomington’s second annual Interns Summer Camp Kick-off at Cardinal Spirits! Pictures from this year’s kick-off are below, read more about it here.

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