Indiana Leadership Program

Program Structure

ILP is offered during the academic year (fall and spring) and summer terms.

If you participate in the ILP academic year program, you'll intern from September through April for an average of 10 hours per week. The academic year program allows students to intern part-time with a local organization while continuing to take a regular academic course load and participate in professional development and service opportunities.

Summer Fellows have a more intensive experience, interning for 20-30 hours a week over a 10-week period with one of the O'Neill School's partner organizations throughout south central Indiana. You'll start with an orientation program and complete additional professional development training during your service.


All IU Bloomington O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs students are eligible to apply for ILP. To be eligible to participate in the program, you must:

  • Be a full-time student at IU Bloomington
  • Be an admitted O’Neill School undergraduate student
  • Have at least two semesters remaining before graduation
  • Be in good academic standing (This differs depending upon your major—check with your academic advisor if you have any questions regarding this requirement)
  • Have documented registration for, or completion of, V252 or H267, Career Development and Planning

Applications are now open

Applications for the Indiana Leadership Program Summer 2020 Fellowship or 2020-2021 Academic Year Internship are now open. If you would like to apply for more than one program, please submit an application for each program. You may use the same resume and cover letter for both applications.

If you have any questions, see details, below, or contact the O’Neill School Undergraduate Programs Office.

Apply by Friday, April 10, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Unfortunately, the 2020 summer program has been canceled. The 2020-2021 Academic Year Internship application is now open.  Apply online