Each year has a group of 75 interns at 60–70 different sites. We have opportunities throughout the year to meet and talk with the other interns to compare experiences and share what you're learning. The interns working right now represent 20 different majors spanning nine schools on the IUPUI campus. They have a few in-person meetings as a group and participate in two online discussions. They also present their work at the end of the year as part of the LHSI Internship Showcase during Engaged Learning Week. It's a great way to show off what you've learned and to be recognized for your hard work.
Through internship work and program workshops, you will:
- Think about and express who you are as a teammate and professional right now and who you would like to be in the future
- Do career-related, hands-on work and explore different job and career options
- Decide what you want to do next and make a plan for what else you need to do to reach your goals
- Be a productive and thoughtful part of a professional team
Many interns stay at the internship site as a part-time job they can keep until graduation. You'll be prepared to take on more responsibility at your site and be a leader in the workplace. Even if you choose to move on to another experience instead, you'll carry those skills and leadership ability with you to other internships, research opportunities, service learning projects, and part-time jobs.
Your supervisor can be a lifelong connection and is usually open to being a professional reference or writing really strong letters of recommendation for graduate or professional school based on the work you did. Most interns work around 300 hours during the internship. That's a good amount of time to see your work ethic and abilities!
Remember: you get out of this what you put into it. These results may vary based on your effort. Simply being accepted to LHSI or another experience isn't enough to earn good outcomes. Are you ready to learn and grow?
Check out this video for a quick overview of the LHSI program: https://youtu.be/HVMhC_HyuhM