The Sophomore Internship Program (SIP) enables local Indianapolis employers to mentor undergraduate sophomores. Our early internship experiences are designed to shape the next generation of our workforce.
[Our intern] is an amazing student and will be hired on as a part-time staff member based on her exemplary work.SIP supervisor | Lutheran Child and Family Services of Indiana/Kentucky
SIP sites are expected to pay the intern a wage of at least $7.50 per hour. To better support our students, we provide a scholarship to create an hourly wage of $15 an hour. The intern works with you 10–15 hours a week from late August to late December (fall semester) or early January to early May (spring semester).
During the semester, you will:
100+Over 100 undergraduates have worked with our internship sites in the last four years.
70+Over 70 supervisors have worked with our interns since 2017.
75%About 75% of our current supervisors have hosted SIP interns for two or more semesters.
The typical SIP intern is a full-time second-year (or sophomore) IU Indianapolis student and has at least a 2.0 overall GPA (most of our applications average a 3.0 overall GPA). Interns apply during their first or second year of college, so we provide extra guidance as they navigate what might be their first professional job.
IU Indianapolis students are increasingly diverse across multiple identities, and SIP has a great opportunity and responsibility to ensure that future Indianapolis professionals represent the communities they serve. We encourage applicants of racial and ethnic-minority backgrounds typically underrepresented in any major, those having a disability, those identifying as LGBTQ+, and those who are the first in their family to attend college.
[Our intern] has the strength of being able to ask questions and dig into details to help solve problems that we might not have known we were having yet.SIP supervisor | Ascend Indiana
What we do during the application process:
What we do during the internship semester:
We open an employer application early each semester to prepare for the next semester. We ask you to submit the following information:
Our general employer application is available below. All interested employers must complete this application to be considered as a SIP site. The SIP team will follow up about the status of your application within two weeks after submission.
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