Our internships develop students as emerging professionals, retain students to graduation, and give them a good foundation to earn entrance to graduate and professional programs or gain employment after graduation.
In the first six years of the program, 276 interns have completed the full internship. 249 of those students have graduated from IUPUI or were directly admitted to professional programs; 182 are enrolled in graduate and professional programs and 51 are employed in health and life science careers (some are employed on campus and are now LHSI mentors). Over 100 interns completed the full internship in the last two years and there is currently a 100% persistence rate among those cohorts. 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.