Indiana Leadership Program

Develop professional skills while serving your community

Through the Indiana Leadership Program (ILP), you can intern with a public or nonprofit organization while participating in service and professional development activities.

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.

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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. BAESS and BSES students are exempt from this requirement.

If you have any questions, please contact the O’Neill School Undergraduate Programs Office at

Applications are now open

Apply by March 15 to be considered for a summer fellowship. Apply by May 1 to be considered for the academic year (fall and spring). 

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