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Apply to Our Program

Join our yearly group of 75 interns and work with faculty and staff in our graduate and professional programs on campus. You'll work for up to 10 hours per week from late August to early May. Experiences are as varied as the host locations, and interns have the opportunity to immerse themselves in research and professional projects. This is also a great way to grow your professional network.

Thank you for your interest in the Life-Health Sciences Internship Program. Applications for the 2017–2018 group are now open and are due by Wednesday, March 8, at 5 p.m.

By the end of my internship, I had gained professional work experience, presentation skills, and connections to medical and career services professionals on campus. These things really boosted my confidence as an upperclassman.

Kami Walters


  • Second or third year student

    Second or third year IUPUI student in 2018-19. You can apply for our internships in the spring of your first or second year at IUPUI for internships in the fall and spring of your second or third year. Transfer students must have completed at least one semester at IUPUI prior to applying.

  • Full-time IUPUI student

    You must be enrolled full time and this program is for IUPUI students only. Transfer students are eligible after completing at least one semester at IUPUI. Students co-enrolled at Ivy Tech or Butler University to make full-time enrollment are also eligible.

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

    Your coursework comes first and we don't want to affect your grades. Transfer students must have an IUPUI GPA.

  • 10 hours/week availability during academic year

    10 hours/week availability during the academic year to get the most out of this program, you'll need to commit to 10 hours per week for working at your internship site. Some sites are flexible but you can expect to need about 10 hours a week for work.

  • Interest in life and health science fields

    Interest in exploring careers in life and health sciences fields the sites in our program look for a wide variety of majors. We're looking for any student interested in exploring life and health sciences careers.

Schools Previously Represented

Many majors can lead to a career in life and health sciences fields. Our past interns represent majors and minors from the following schools:

Purdue School of Science
Purdue School of Engineering and Technology
IUPUI University College
IU Kelley School of Business
IU School of Education
IU School of Informatics and Computing
IU School of Liberal Arts
IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management
IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs
IU School of Social Work
IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

Required Information for the Application

  • Names of two to four internship locations/mentorsReview LHSI internship projects here. The project list is organized into categories by school and hospital locations. There is also a search box to find descriptions with your major or area of interest.
  • This program is meant to help students engage with faculty outside their own academic units. Students will not be placed with mentors in their home schools. If you are enrolled in the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, or the School of Liberal Arts, please choose locations outside your school. 
  • Names and contact information for three references.
  • Resume and cover letter saved with your last name in the file name.
  • PDF of your unofficial transcript. You can find this in the SIS Student Center. If you are dual enrolled at another university, include a copy of that unofficial transcript as well.
  • Responses to the short answer questions about your career and academic goals and how this experience will help you reach those goals.

Complete the Application