Our internships develop students as emerging professionals, retain them to graduation, and give them a good foundation for their next steps after graduation.
Of the 529 interns who completed the full internship in the first 10 years of the program, 86% graduated from IUPUI or were directly admitted to professional programs, and 11% are still enrolled and on track to graduate from IUPUI. Of our graduates, 74% went on to be enrolled in graduate and professional programs, and 26% are employed in health and life science careers (some are employed on campus and are now LHSI supervisors). We were also included in a publication about campus-level retention initiatives: N. Douglas Lees, "Creating and Supporting Best Practices in Student Retention" (March 5, 2015). Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings. Paper 3. This publication can be read online through the Academic Chairpersons Conference site.