Become an Intern

Apply to SIP

Our spring 2024 application is now open from October 2 to October 16!

Join our group of interns and work on a professional team with an organization in the Indianapolis area. You'll work up to 15 hours per week during the school semester. You'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an experience, choosing from a variety of positions offered every semester. This is also a great way to grow your professional network.

IUPUI 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.

Program qualifications

Current freshman-level undergraduate students (under 30 credit hours) are eligible to apply for our program if they will reach sophomore-level credit hours (at least 30) the semester after they apply.

Current first-year undergraduate students are eligible to apply for our program the second semester of their first year at IUPUI.

Current sophomore-level undergraduate students are eligible to apply for our program if they will not reach junior-level credit hours (more than 59) the semester after they apply.

Current second-year undergraduate students are eligible to apply for our program the first semester of their second year at IUPUI. 

This program is for IUPUI undergraduate students only, and you must be enrolled as a full-time student (more than 12 credit hours per semester). Transfer students are eligible after completing at least one semester at IUPUI.

We require a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Your coursework comes first, and we don't want to affect your grades. Beyond clearing the minimum requirement, there are no bonus points for higher GPAs. Transfer students must have an IUPUI GPA.

You'll need to commit to 10–15 hours per week for working at an internship site.

Some sites are flexible, but you can expect to need about 10 hours a week, Monday through Friday, to gain the maximum benefit from your experience. 

We do not have summer positions available. 

About the application

Students interested in SIP must submit an application, much like any other job or internship. The application requires you to log in with your IU credentials. We strongly encourage students to work with the career services office in their school or the Office of Student Employment for the application process.

The application is completed through Qualtrics and requires the four components below.


We screen your resume to ensure it contains relevant information an employer will need to know (such as your education and experience). If you're selected to move on to the interview phase, employers will review your resume to prepare for meeting you. Therefore, it’s highly important that you have a polished resume. We strongly encourage students to visit a career services professional for resume assistance. 

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There are four questions on the application; the first of which is to help us with matching. The other questions allow us to get to know you and prepare you for potential interviews.

See the questions here

SIP requires two professional references. Often, applications will require professional contacts or letters of recommendation. We do not ask for letters of recommendation—only two professional references. Please inform your references that our team will reach out to them shortly after the application deadline. 

Learn who and how to ask

View internship positions. Please rank your top three or four choices. We recommend reading the position postings thoroughly to have a clear understanding of the internship. Be mindful that you will be responsible for transportation to and from the site. 


After you submit your application

After you apply to SIP, we'll send a timeline of when you can expect to hear back on next steps. We include very specific dates, so you don't need to follow up. We don't review applications until after the due date, and we'll tell you the date when you can expect to hear back. There's no need to follow up with us—we'll keep you posted!

If you submit an application and don't receive a confirmation email immediately, check the junk mail of the email address you included on the application. Still don't see it? Email us, and we'll confirm whether or not we have it.