Interns for Indiana accepting applications for 2015 summer program


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News release from IPFW:

Interns for Indiana accepting applications from companies, IPFW students for 2015 summer program

(March 29, 2015) — The 2015 Interns for Indiana summer program is now accepting applications from companies wanting to host interns and from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) students looking for paid summer internship opportunities.

Interested companies and students can get complete information and applications from the Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning (OACS) by emailing, calling 260-481-6939, or by visiting the office in Neff Hall, Room 337.

The Interns for Indiana program is targeting companies in Indiana that meet three criteria:

  • It must be a start-up
  • It must be an entrepreneurship
  • It must be categorized as high-tech, life sciences, or advanced manufacturing

IPFW students must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a degree-seeking program; have a minimum 2.8 GPA, and be at least a first semester junior at the time the internship would begin. The program does not accept students who have already graduated or are graduate students.

How the program works
Students will work 400 hours with their internship company and will receive a $4,500 stipend that is given to them by the university instead of an hourly wage. Companies are not allowed to give the interns additional money. Participating companies are required to provide a $2,000 membership fee to help cover a portion of the student stipend.

About the Interns for Indiana program
The Interns for Indiana program wants to lessen the brain drain by keeping Hoosier college graduates in Indiana. Through a mutual selection process, the program places high-quality student interns with start-up companies that need help with product development, research, process improvements, sales, and more. That helps companies accelerate growth and provides students with valuable educational experiences and real-world connections that can encourage them to put their degrees to work in Indiana.


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