Invest in Your Future: Spark Your Interns’ Passion for the Iowa City area with Ignite IC!

Posted February 29, 2024

As a local employer, attracting and retaining top talent is crucial for your company’s success. What better way to do that than by cultivating a love for the Iowa City area in the hearts and minds of the next generation of professionals – your summer interns?


Ignite IC, a free summer intern program hosted by Greater Iowa City, Inc., offers a unique opportunity for you to go beyond standard internships and truly invest in your future talent pool.


Here’s why you should become an active partner in Ignite IC:

  1. Attract Top Talent: By offering your interns the enriching experiences of Ignite IC, you demonstrate your commitment to their personal and professional growth. This proactive approach sets you apart from other employers and makes your company a more attractive option for future recruitment efforts.
  2. Boost Retention: Engagement is key to retention. When interns connect with the local community through Ignite IC, they develop a sense of belonging and positive experiences that can ultimately influence their decision to stay in the Iowa City area after graduation.
  3. Build a Strong Talent Pipeline: Ignite IC acts as a bridge between students and the community, allowing them to explore career opportunities, network with professionals, and envision themselves thriving in the greater Iowa City area. This early exposure increases the likelihood of them choosing your community as their future home base, strengthening your local talent pool for years to come.


By fostering a positive experience through Ignite IC, you’re not just investing in your interns’ summer, you’re investing in the future of your company and the greater Iowa City community.


Ready to ignite your interns’ passion for the Iowa City area? Fill out the Ignite IC summer interest form here to express your interest or contact Lexie Rudolph at for more details.