Sophomore Internship Program

What is SIP?

Each semester, SIP has a cohort of up to 20 students at 10–20 different internship sites. We’ve had students from a variety of different majors. Interns are required to complete program objectives, such as written reflections, site visits, and an e-Portfolio, to enhance their internship experience.

Through your work at the internship site and our program’s initiatives, you will:

  • Discover your professional identity
  • Manage internship and personal goals to decide what you want to do next and how you can achieve this
  • Connect your academic coursework to your professional experience in SIP
  • Articulate your internship experience in preparation for future interviews and networking

Many interns have the opportunity to stay at their site as a part-time job until graduation. Even if you decide to move on from your site, you will be equipped with the skills necessary to pursue exciting opportunities.

Explore previous internships

I am learning skills that most don't learn at this point in their education/career.

Jasmine Jackson, fall 2021 intern

Program requirements

Fostering your growth is our mission at SIP. As part of our program, interns are required to complete activities throughout the semester to encourage their reflection and learning.

As an intern, you're expected to:

  • Set meaningful short-term and long-term goals and connect to your experience and your desired future
  • Meet with the SIP program coordinator and your site supervisor to discuss your growth
  • Complete periodic reflections to review your learning and identify areas for further growth
  • Develop an online portfolio of your internship experience, including your goals, your role, and revelations to learn how to articulate your internship for future opportunities
  • Showcase your learning in April at the Engaged Learning Showcase (optional for the fall cohort; required for the spring cohort)

Are you ready to learn and grow?

Join our group of interns to learn skills, explore career options, and grow as a professional.

Learn how to apply

How this works

Students interested in SIP must submit an application, much like any other job or internship. We strongly encourage students to work with the career services office in their school or the Office of Student Employment for the application pieces. The application is completed through Qualtrics and requires four components:

  • Resume
  • Short-answer essay questions
  • Professional references
  • List of internship rankings

The application requires you log in with your IU credentials. When the application is live, a button will be accessible below.

Sophomore Internship Program events

There are no events at this time.

Contact us

Taylor Hall UC 3140
815 W. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 278-3480

Hours and appointments

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 

  • Interns may schedule an appointment using the Student Appointment Scheduler.
  • Potential applicants may schedule an appointment by emailing or calling the office.

Schedule an appointment