Grow Wabash County welcomes Alex Downard as new intern

Wabash County, Indiana (Feb. 7, 2020)- Grow Wabash County would like to proudly introduce Alex Downard as its new spring intern. Downard is a senior at Manchester University studying political science and entrepreneurship.

After growing up in Indianapolis, he says, “Manchester University and Wabash County has been my home for the past four years and I am hoping to stay in Northeast Indiana after graduation this May.”

With a love for his university and its community, Downard has been highly involved over the last four years. Some of Downard’s involvements at Manchester University include: the current Student Government President, the Student Involvement Assistant, the Giving Day Student Committee Chair, Gold Rush President, a Social Media Ambassador, and a member of Student Today Alumni Tomorrow. He also was a four-year member of the football team and a two-time captain earning the HCAC Sportsmanship Award and was a semifinalist for the NFF Walter V. Campbell Trophy award. 

In the past, Downard has interned for the Avon Chamber of Commerce in Hendricks County and was a legislative intern for 1816 Inc. this past January in Indianapolis, where he spent most of his time in and around the Statehouse. With a combination of experience both in and out of the classroom, Downard comes with a variety of skills that he hopes to apply during his time with Grow Wabash County this spring semester. Upon graduation this May, he is looking to get into economic development, government, and politics. 

Grow Wabash County believes the importance of an internship experience cannot be overstated for both the students and employers. Local business interested in hiring local interns can contact the following internship coordinators:

  • Manchester University: Leslie Marlatt 260-982-5242 at or Michelle Stine 260-982-5260 at College of Business 
  • Heartland Career Center: Brian Evans 260-563-7481
  • Northfield & Southwood High School: Kari Johnson 260-563-8050
  • Manchester Jr-Senior High School: Shelly Leifer 260-982-1034 
  • Wabash City Schools: Tyler Olson 260-563-4131