Celebrating Internships!

To say "Thank you!" to our internship partners, the Career Center hosts an annual Internship Recognition Luncheon. This event celebrates the work employer/supervisors, faculty/staff, and student interns dedicate to making internships such a prominent component to the Grand Valley educational experience. Awards for Outstanding Internship Employer of the Year, Outstanding Internship Advocate of the Year, Outstanding Internship Supervisor of the Year, and Outstanding Intern of the Year are also presented.

2017 Award Recipients

Outstanding Internship Employer of the Year (non-profit)

Blandford Nature Center, accepted by Katelyn Nettler

Employer of the year

Outstanding Internship Employer of the Year (for profit)

BDO USA, LLP

Employer of Year


Advocate of Year

Outstanding Internship Advocate of the Year

Heather Peddie, Movement Science


Outstanding Internship Supervisor of the Year

Laura Cleypool, City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation

Supervisor of Year


Intern of Year

Outstanding Intern of the Year

Stephen Martin, Natural Resource Management, Intern for National Park Services, Mesa Verde



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