Internship Development Program
In 2021, GLI launched Finding You in Lou, a free professional and leadership development program geared towards current Juniors and Seniors in college who are enrolled in an internship. Our goal is to provide you with information and access to community leaders and stakeholders along with networking opportunities to grow your professional connections.
This four-week cohort-based program has four main pillars:
1. Leadership Development: Receive training to become the leaders of tomorrow and make a positive impact on our community.
2. Professional Development: Experience intentional opportunities for professional development.
3. Networking: Connect with other interns, successful young professionals in the region, GLI staff, and City Champ brand ambassadors to expand your professional networks.
4. City Showcase: Learn what it is like to live, work, and play in Greater Louisville post-graduation. Learn how to impact change in the region while having fun.
How It Works
This four-week, cohort-based program will connect you with experts from leading professional organizations in our region, including the American Advertising Federation of Louisville, Leadership Louisville, Greater Louisville Inc, and the Young Professional Association of Louisville. In addition to leadership and professional development sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to connect to the community. You’ll be joined by GLI staff, Live in Lou City Champs, influential community members, and fellow interns for a social hour. These events create connections so you can meet the people who will help you grow and stay connected in Louisville.
Thank You to Our Program Partners!
AAF-Louisville, (affectionately known in our community as “The AdFed”), strives to grow and enhance Greater Louisville’s network of all marketing communications professionals; offering member-centric educational programs, industry connectivity and professional growth resources. We support local, regional and national advocacy efforts to protect and promote the well-being of Advertising.
The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) provides leadership development, educational opportunities and philanthropic support to Louisville’s Young Professionals for the benefit of the local community. The mission of YPAL is to connect, engage and develop metro Louisville’s young professionals through community, professional and social opportunities.
The Leadership Louisville Center is a nationally-recognized resource for individuals and organizations who strive to go beyond being individually successful to being truly significant. We are the Louisville, Kentucky region’s hub for talent development, relationship building, and community engagement.
Greater Louisville Inc. values the differences and backgrounds of all people, and we know that our future is brighter when everyone is included. The GLI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strives for accelerating economic growth, job creation and business competitiveness in the Greater Louisville area. We are committed to actively ensuring the growth of diversity, equity and inclusion in those pursuits.