Graduate Summer Internship Program

The IUPUI Student Affairs Summer Internship Program will offer several summer internships for graduate students currently enrolled in student affairs, higher education administration, college student personnel, or similar programs. Interns will have the opportunity to begin work during the summer 2017 months.

Program Objectives

As a participant in the IUPUI Student Affairs Summer Internship Program, students will:

  • Expand their knowledge and understanding of student affairs and their chosen concentration.
  • Gain hands-on experience in a professional, student affairs setting.
  • Meet and network with nationally-known experts and professionals in student affairs and higher education.
  • Join a cohort of graduate students from a variety of higher education/student affairs programs.
Education Requirements and Qualifications

One year of experience in an accredited higher education master’s program and graduate assistantship in student affairs.

Internship Opportunities

Each year, a variety of positions are available. Previous internship opportunities have included:

Assessment/Professional Development

Campus Center/Student Union

Leadership Development and Civic Engagement

Summer Orientation Evening Programs Support  

Student Activities - Programming Board

Student Activities - Student Organizations

Application Process and Timeline

Interested candidates will be asked to complete an application and submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references. Please note that only one cover letter is needed, even if applying for more than one position, and only a list of references, not letters of recommendation, is needed. Applications are typically due in early March with phone interviews happening at the end of March and offers being extended by early April. A more definitive timeline will be posted in January 2017.


IUPUI is Indiana's premier urban university, with 17 schools which grant degrees in more than 200 programs from both Indiana University and Purdue University. It is ranked among the top 10 "up and coming" American universities that U.S. News and World Report says people should be watching; home of nationally-ranked programs in nursing, public and environmental affairs, law, and health; and a campus renowned for service learning and civic engagement.

IUPUI’s location within blocks of downtown Indianapolis facilitates advancement of research and teaching, and presents unique opportunities for internships, partnerships, community engagement, and more. IUPUI enrolls more than 30,000 students representing all 50 states and 122 countries.