Internship Profile

Intern of the year

Duerksen, a junior, was recently awarded Intern of the Year, an Indiana INTERNnet Impact Award, which recognizes excellence among interns. Her direct supervisor at TASUS, who is working on a master’s degree from IU, nominated her, she said.

Duerksen was honored during the 11th annual IMPACT Awards luncheon in February 2017. She met Tamika Catchings, a four-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA All Star, who delivered the keynote address.

Duerksen believes she stood out from the 40 other interns who were nominated in her category because she’s combining two different fields into one position.

KayLeigh Duerksen was chosen as Intern of the Year for her work at TASUS, a Bloomington manufacturing company. (She is pictured with another TASUS intern, Brandon Terry.)