Real-world opportunities are waiting for you! You could be the one to spend a summer with the video team at Tesla or as a junior curator at the Smithsonian Institution. You get career-building experience and maybe even more. From a safety science internship
at Georgia-Pacific to an accounting internship at Deloitte, IUP internships often turn into job offers.
You don’t always have to travel far to find opportunities that can take you far in your career. Some are a few blocks from campus, so you can split your time with classes, or close to home, saving you money on housing.
Jess Arroyo, who was a history/pre-law major, found direction for her career during her internship at the Public Defender’s Office in the Indiana Courthouse, just blocks from IUP.
Emilee Howells interned with the Borough of Indiana, a short walk from campus and an easy drive from her home, designing a county rainfall dashboard to share current data, including monthly rainfall charts, annual precipitation, and average
Julia Waters went from an internship in hospitality management at the Hilton Garden Inn beside campus to a front desk supervisor position for a Hilton Garden Inn in Nashville.
Footlight Players, a summer youth theater program at IUP, usually offers several internship opportunities that attract theater, dance, and education majors.
Want the adventure of going somewhere farther away? A world of possibilities awaits.
Tyler Campbell spent his summer internship at Tesla in California, working with safety engineers for the cutting-edge car manufacturer to improve safety practices for workers.
Caitlin Birch’s internship in community relations with the Pittsburgh Penguins included writing content for the foundation’s website, organizing charitable projects, and helping with game-day promotions for more than 17,000 attendees.
Craig Bonds gained experience to fit his political science major and pre-law minor by interning for the state House Minority Leader in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Through the Washington Center’s academic program, Hannah Colen worked for the Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Museum as their digital media intern—what she describes as one of the best experiences of her life.
David Harkleroad, went from a history internship that his professors helped him apply for to a job for the National Park Service at Fort Necessity National Battlefield.
Finding the right internship for you takes a little planning, but we’re here to help. IUP has plenty of sites already lined up—places that have had IUP interns in the past and are eager for more. Trying for somewhere new? We can help with that, too.
In addition to internship opportunities, our students enjoy other hands-on learning experiences:
Please post internships on Handshake. Internship sites must be approved prior to an IUP student being approved for the internship. That site approval may take as long as 45 days or more. Internship agreements are coordinated through the IUP Office of Extended Studies.