2017 Intern Award Nominations and Summer Picnic

Research Park Honors Most Valuable Interns
To view the full list of the 2017 winners and finalists, click here.

At the end of every summer, we celebrate with our annual Research Park Outstanding Intern Recognition Awards for student employees working for companies in the Research Park. Winners and finalists are selected for six awards - five individual awards and, new this year, one for teams. A committee of Research Park professionals review submissions, and select the winners and finalists.

Award winners receive trophies commemorating their achievement and a small gift from the Research Park. Award winners and their mentor/nominating manager also share a few remarks about their experience, and winners are featured on the Research Park website and announced by press release for media coverage.

Award Descriptions

Best Entrepreneurial Leadership in a Startup
A student in a startup who has developed capabilities as an idea generator, decision   maker, team builder helping others above and beyond their job description and has a positive mindset and takes ownership of tasks from inception to completion. (Please note that this award is ONLY for interns working at startups - companies with 70 employees or less globally)

 

Best Technological Innovation
Any intern who has helped with, independently created, or lead a team in developing solutions for the betterment of projects, process & tools / automation. Any Tasks that are self-driven like improving the processes, cost savings, improved efficiencies, out of the box thinking to solve business problems demonstrated through thought leadership.

 

Most Advanced Marketing-Business Development
Someone who has designed and implemented an effective marketing or business plan by identifying strategic partnerships and opportunities within and across segments or industries and developed a data backed strategic approach to help the company develop a sustained competitive advantage.

 

Most Outstanding Graduate Student Intern
Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Treats people with respect and inspires the trust of others. Works with a high level of integrity and is proactive in building relationships. Keeps confidence. Admits mistakes. Can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise. Works well as a member of a team - both in leader and member role.

 

Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student Intern
Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Treats people with respect and inspires the trust of others. Works with a high level of integrity and is proactive in building relationships. Keeps confidence. Admits mistakes. Can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise. Works well as a member of a team - both in leader and member role.

 

Most Competent and Collaborative Team
This team is like a well-oiled machine and knows how to get the job done, where every team player contributes to the best of their knowledge and expertise. The team has a conducive environment and as a whole is accountable for a project gone very well or a project that was difficult to deliver.