You can particiapte in ILP during the academic year (fall and spring) or summer term.
If you participate during the academic year, you'll intern from September through April for an average of 10 hours per week. This will allow you 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 the state of 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
- 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. BAESS and BSES students are exempt from this requirement.
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:
- Bloomington Economic Development Corporation
- Bloomington Montessori School
- Boys and Girls Club (Ellettsville)
- Boys and Girls Club (Ferguson-Crestmont)
- Boys and Girls Club (Lincoln St)
- City of Bloomington - Community and Family Resources
- City of Bloomington - Economic and Sustainable Development
- City of Bloomington - Housing and Neighborhood Development
- Constellation Stage and Screen
- Hoosier Hills Food Bank
- Indiana Philanthropic Alliance (various counties across the state)
- Indiana United Ways (various counties across the state)
- IU Arts and Humanities Council
- IU Integrated Program in the Environment
- Lawrence County Economic Growth Council
- Monroe County United Ministries
- Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
- WildCare, Inc.
- Windfall Dancers, Inc.
ILP is an opportunity for you to explore careers and gain professional experience while supporting public or nonprofit organizations throughout the state. You will:
- Gain career-building and substantive work experience with the opportunity to volunteer in the community.
- Build a professional network.
- Participate in professional development workshops.
- Satisfy the O'Neill internship requirement for graduation, once approved by the Career Hub and your advisor. Important Note: If you use the ILP program to satisfy your internship credit, you are expected to continue with your internship through the end of the program date, even after you have completed the required 120 hours for internship credit.
All ILP participants will receive up to $3,000 in funding.
Apply by March 15 to participate in the Indiana Leadership Program during the summer or by May 1 to participate during the academic year. If you have any questions about the program or the application process, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- If you would like to apply for both the academic year and summer programs, you can indicate these intentions by checking multiple options in the application form.
- Acceptance to the summer program goes out in early April and acceptance to the academic year goes out in mid-May.
- Summer participants will be matched with an organization by the end of the school year and academic year participants will be matched over the summer, prior to the start of the fall semester.