Summer Picnic and Intern Awards

2019 Research Park Summer Intern Awards
NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

2019 Individual Summer Intern Award Nomination Form

2019 Summer Intern Team Award Nomination Form

Every year, we honor the work of student interns working in the Research Park at the Summer Picnic and Intern Awards. We will be celebrating the end of a fantastic summer with food for all and awards for the Research Park's most outstanding interns. Award winners will be announced and receive trophies commemorating their achievement at the Summer Picnic and Intern Awards Ceremony on Thursday, July 25, 4-5:30 pm at 2100 South Oak Street. They will be featured on the Research Park website and a press release will also be sent to local media.

Summer Intern Award Descriptions

Best Entrepreneurial Leadership in a Startup
A student in a startup who has developed capabilities as an idea-generator, decision-maker, and team-builder. They help others above and beyond their job description, have a positive mindset, and take 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. They perform tasks that are self-driven, like improving the processes, cost savings, improving efficiencies, and using 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 has developed a data-backed strategic approach to help the company develop a sustained competitive advantage.

Most Outstanding Graduate Student Intern
A graduate student intern who is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. They treat people with respect and inspire the trust of others, work with a high level of integrity, and are proactive in building relationships. They keep confidence, admit mistakes, can find common ground and encourage cooperation, and work well as a member of a team - both in leadership and membership roles.

Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student Intern
An undergraduate student intern who is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. They treat people with respect and inspire the trust of others, work with a high level of integrity, and are proactive in building relationships. They keep confidence, admit mistakes, can find common ground and encourage cooperation, and work well as a member of a team - both in leadership and membership roles.

Most Competent and Collaborative Team

This team is like a well-oiled machine and knows how to get the job done. 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 very successful project or a project that was difficult to deliver.