The Internships

About the Internships

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 ten hours per week from late August to early May. Experiences are as varied as the host locations and you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in research and professional projects. This is also a great way to grow your professional network.

You will complete an electronic portfolio and showcase your project work at the LHSI poster session in April. You are also eligible for the MED I200 course to record the experience on the transcript and may apply for a travel grant to attend a conference or national professional meeting.

Many interns go on to participate in other campus programs or stay with their mentors under other funding. Are you interested in applying for our next group? Visit the application page for more information. Applications are available in late January for the following academic year.

The skills and outlook I developed during my LHSI internship still shape the way I look at problem solving in the clinical environment.

Jeremy Sherer, LHSI 2010-11, IUPUI Graduate 2013

Internship Outcomes

SkillsApply and articulate transferable, career-related, or research-specific skills.

GoalsExplain and analyze you career goals.

IdentityDemonstrate an emerging professional identity.

Words of Advice

"Use your internship experience to help inform your career decision. You may have firm aspirations to attend medical or graduate school but don't be surprised if you discover new interests that open unexpected pathways. Use your internship as a time to explore your options, gain new perspectives, and decide what you would like to do post-graduation."

~Ethan Joll
LHSI 2013-14, IUPUI '16

LHSI Travel Grant

Current and former interns are eligible to apply for the LHSI travel grant to attend a conference or a meeting. These competitive travel grants are available to assist with travel expenses to a conference or a meeting. A maximum of $1,500 will be available for each grant; the amount of the award is based on actual expenses. Note the following:

  1. An intern is only eligible to receive the grant once (for one trip), and we are unable to fund international travel at this time.
  2. Preference is given to interns presenting their work and those attending events with a career development component. Seek opportunities to attend conferences or meetings related to your internship, career, or academic goals.
  3. Be sure you have filled out the application in its entirety and have submitted estimated expenses. Application deadlines for the 2017–2018 academic year are September 8, January 26, and May 18. Applications are only reviewed on these dates. Decisions are sent to applicants within one to two business days after the deadline.

Travel Grant Application


Indiana University Travel Policy

Travelers (employees and nonemployees) will have 60 days from the return date of their trip in which to submit travel reimbursement claims. Reimbursements submitted after this 60-day period will be considered taxable income. After 120 days from the return date of the trip, there will be no reimbursement. Indiana University Foundation funds may not be used for the reimbursement after this time period.

Reimbursement of Travel Expenditures

Review all IU travel reimbursement policies:

Travel Reimbursement Deadline Policy

...take advantage of the travel grant. Networking within IUPUI and other internship sites opens many doors for you and traveling to a scientific conference will open even more.

Emily Atkinson, LHSI 2014-15, IUPUI Graduate 2016

Poster Sessions

Every April, interns from the Life-Health Sciences Internship program gather to present posters of the work they've done over the course of the year.

Save the date! The Spring 2018 Poster Session and Tenth-Year Celebration will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 3-5pm, in the Medical Science Building Atrium.

Previous Poster Sessions

A student showing their research.

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