ILP is offered during the academic year (fall and spring) and summer terms.
If you participate in ILP during the fall and spring, you’ll intern part-time with a local Bloomington organization while continuing to take a regular academic course load. You’ll also participate in professional development workshops.
Summer Fellows have a more intensive experience, interning 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
Are you interested in helping families affected by homelessness, promoting environmental sustainability in the community, or improving educational opportunities for local school children? Through your ILP internship, you can get an inside look at what it takes to run a public or nonprofit organization focused on an issue you care about.
We partner with dozens of organizations in Bloomington and throughout the state, including:
- Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington
- Bloomington Economic Development Corporation
- City of Bedford
- City of Bloomington
- Girls Inc. of Monroe County
- Hoosier Hills Food Bank
- Indiana Small Business Development Center
- IU Health Bloomington: HIV/AIDS Positive Link
- IU Research & Teaching Preserve/Integrated Program in the Environment
We are currently accepting applications for the Summer 2020 Fellowship and the 2020-2021 Academic Year Internship. The final application deadline is Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. If you have any questions about the program or the application process, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit SPEA 260, for additional information.
Here is the information you’ll need for the online application:
- A cover letter that answers why you are interested in ILP, your personal and professional goals, and how ILP will help you lead for the greater good.
- A professional copy of your resume—we strongly advise that you seek assistance from your career services office. If you are an O’Neill student, have the Career Hub review your cover letter and resume before you submit them.
Applications now open
Applications for the Indiana Leadership Program Summer 2020 Fellowship or 2020-2021 Academic Year Internship are now open.
If you have any questions, see details, below, or contact the O’Neill School Undergraduate Programs Office.