Hundreds of students accept internships in Lincoln every summer. For today's young job seekers, place is just as important as opportunity when it comes to accepting a job offer. The good news? Lincoln's a pretty great place to live. MyTern, a program from the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, will ensure that their out-of-office experience is as enriching as their work.
MyTern connects interns from a variety of industries, backgrounds and hometowns with engaging activities and networking opportunities. The program features 3 exclusive events and 2 Table for Ten lunches designed to get an inside look at the best parts of living in Lincoln. Whether you’ve grown up in Lincoln or you’re here for the first time this summer, MyTern will help connect you to new people and activities.
May 30 | The Railyard | 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
We take pride in Lincoln’s collaborative community spirit, and it comes with a healthy competitive streak. We’re bringing that out with the working American’s favorite pastime: Happy Hour! America’s Pub Quiz will be hosting trivia at the Railyard, Lincoln’s youngest downtown entertainment district. We’ve got your teams covered – in the meantime, however, we recommend reading up on the most important useless knowledge you can come across online. Knowing that bubble wrap was originally intended to be used as 3D wallpaper might come in handy. There will be prizes for the winning teams, plus pizza and drinks for all!
June 20 | Haymarket Park | 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
You won’t be striking out at the second event. Gather for a Picnic in the Park at Hawks Field – tailgate food and drinks will be provided. Following the picnic, you’ll be able to snag a seat along the first base line to watch the Lincoln Saltdogs take on the Milwaukee Milkmen. During the 7th inning stretch, four interns will be selected from a raffle to compete in a bubble race on the field and one lucky intern will be selected from the raffle to win a private suite at a future home game!
July 24 | The Graduate | 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Before your internship is over, we want you to learn some professional development keys to success that will help you as you develop into a full-time professional outside of the workplace. Spend the afternoon at The Graduate Hotel and hear from a couple keynote speakers, as well as attend multiple engaging mini sessions. The conference will build your networking skills and be put to test with a closing happy hour, featuring free food, drinks, and Topgolf.
MyTern Table for Ten
Various Dates | Various Locations
Let’s do lunch! Get to know fellow interns from other companies in a welcoming small group setting. Modeled after Lincoln Young Professionals Group Table for Ten, attendees will enjoy lunch with ten other interns as well as a YPG representative while trying different restaurants throughout the city. Participants pay for their own meal, and this event will end promptly at 1:00 p.m.