O’Neill Leadership Program

Develop professional skills while serving your community through the O’Neill Leadership Program

As an O’Neill Leadership Fellow, you can intern with a public or nonprofit organization while participating in service and professional development activities as an undergraduate student.

Program structure

You can participate in the O’Neill Leadership Program, formerly known as the Indiana Leadership Program, 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.

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All IU Bloomington O’Neill School undergraduate students are eligible to apply to the O’Neill Leadership Program. To participate, 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.

If you have any questions, please contact the O’Neill School Undergraduate Programs Office at oneilolp@iu.edu.

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).