Apply for an internship.
The School of Informatics and Computing allows students to receive elective course credit for internships approved by the Career Services Office. Please review our helpful guide on the different internship opportunities available and contact us to discuss specific possibilities for you.
Credit internships are structured internships that require a student to complete a course for college credit (3–6 credit hours). Internships that extend beyond one semester may be considered for additional credit hour registration in future semesters. Coursework for credit internship courses includes:
You may seek credit for paid or unpaid internships. It is up to the student to seek credit for curriculum fulfillment or in response to an employer requesting an internship to be taken for credit. Courses are taught via Canvas so in-class time is not required.
We encourage employers to pay their interns. Pay can average $10–15 per hour with an overall range of $8–25+ per hour depending on major, industry, and demand.
Credit and non-credit internships typically last the duration of a summer, spring, or fall semesters, but may depend on dates set between the employer and student.
Once an internship is obtained, an internship form will need to be filled out and brought to the Career Services Office. The mentoring supervisor will need to sign off on the form to acknowledge the internship and verify that all information is correct. Return the form back to the Career Services Office for approval within 1–2 business days. You will be contacted with a course number for registration should your internship qualify for credit.
Credit internship forms must be turned into the Career Services Office by the end of the fourth week of classes for fall and spring semesters and by the end of the first week of classes for the Summer I and II sessions.
Students may apply for a “Milestone” to be designated on their transcript for internships that are not taken for credit. Milestone internships are a good way to show experience on a transcript to employers or for applying to graduate programs. To obtain a Milestone designation, a student must fill out and return an internship form and indicate a Non-Credit Internship at the top of the form. This form must be turned in prior to the start of the internship. All Milestone Internships must meet the minimum non-credit internships standards as stated on the form to be considered for transcript designation. Internships reported for credit will not be marked as Milestones. Credit bearing internships are recorded as a course on the transcript under the appropriate internship course number upon registration.
You may receive authorization to work off-campus under a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) work permit for internships. A CPT work permit requires international students to be registered for a credit internship course that has a practicum component. To obtain CPT authorization, call the Office of International Affairs at (317) 274-7000 for more information.
Contact the Study Abroad Program at the Office of International Affairs on the IUPUI campus at (317) 274-7000 for more information.