The benefits of internships

Confirm your career plans with experience. As you enter your degree-granting school, pursue relevant internship opportunities to solidify your career plans and to gain marketable skills for future employment.

An internship is academically recognized, experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. Internships provide opportunities for:

  • Students to gain valuable experience and to demonstrate learning as they make professional connections and validate their choice of career field and work environment

  • Employers to guide, assess, and develop workforce talent

  • Educators to demonstrate the social relevance and practical applications of their disciplines and learning outcomes

  • IU Indianapolis to forge sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships with the community

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