Prepare to launch your future political career by interning on Capitol Hill with our Washington Leadership Program. Conduct environmental field research at IU's 1,600 acre Research and Teaching Preserve. Explore the way that art impacts communities by interning with Bloomington's thriving local music scene. Whatever your interests, the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs has a program—and a place—for you. And remember, we're here to help you make the most of your O'Neill experience.
Put what you’re learning into practice—while you’re still at school
Live—and learn to lead—with like-minded freshmen at the Civic Leaders Center
If you are an incoming freshman to Indiana University and are interested in leadership, public policy, and making the world a better place, consider living with your like-minded peers at the Civic Leaders Center, a living-learning center for students—of all majors—who are dedicated to leading for the greater good.
Explore academic and enrichment programs available to you
This series of advanced courses will help you explore how some of the most important thinkers—from economics, law, political science, environmental science, and sociology—have approached crucial issues of governance and public affairs.
Live together, learn together, and develop leadership skills together at the CLC during your freshman year—and form lasting relationships in the process.
Undergraduate IU Bloomington O’Neill students can participate in a summer of experiential learning with local organizations dedicated to alleviating poverty.
As a member of the IU Debate Team, you’ll participate in debate competitions across the country while gaining unparalleled experience in public speaking, as well as in-depth research, argumentation, and critical thinking skills.
Take part in competitive trial simulations, sponsored by the O’Neill School.
Gain rewarding experience and build the foundation for a career with a strong internship.
Assume the role of a U.N. diplomat and debate international policy issues ranging from climate change to human rights. Improve your debate, negotiation, diplomacy, and public speaking skills through both an academic class and the Model U.N. club.
Study abroad for a semester through an IU or non-IU program with the assistance of the IU Office of Overseas Study and earn credit towards your O’Neill degree.
Want an extra academic challenge? Through the O’Neill Honors Program you can take advanced courses and work one-on-one with faculty on your honors thesis.
Travel overseas while earning O’Neill credit through one of the many study abroad programs developed just for our students.
Connect with students and faculty passionate about the same topics you are, and work together to make a difference.
Make Capitol hill your classroom for a semester. Explore Washington, D.C., complete an internship, network with our alumni, and earn academic credit while you’re there.