About SIP

Our mission

To inspire IUPUI undergraduate student success through high-quality, structured internship experiences that encourage career exploration, skills development, and professional growth. This is accomplished through partnerships with local employers and campus-industry collaborations.  

Program outcomes


The intern will demonstrate career-related or research-specific skills.


The intern will explain and analyze his or her career goals.


The intern will formulate an early professional identity.

Our story

SIP is an internship program for sophomore IUPUI students interested in a paid, off-campus internship. Current participants represent 20 majors across 10 schools and academic units on the IUPUI campus. SIP is a campuswide collaboration, encouraging students to connect with professionals in the Indianapolis area. To date, over 100 IUPUI students have been successfully placed in internships from our program. 

Citizens Energy GroupDuke Energy

The Sophomore Internship Program at IUPUI is generously supported by Citzens Energy Group and Duke Energy.

Encouraging students to explore career goals, gain transferable and field-specific skills, and grow as professionals.