IndianapolisStudents can explore their career objectives and future career pathways through research and professional experience internships on and near the IUPUI campus. Situated in the heart of Indianapolis, IUPUI is near five hospitals, the Indiana University schools of medicine, dentistry and nursing, and countless science and technology companies.

Here are just a few of the internship opportunities available to science students:

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Internship/Co-Op Program with Eli Lilly and Company

Eli Lilly and Company is offering a one-year internship/co-op program to IUPUI students. We are inviting talented and highly motivated students who are interested in learning drug discovery to join Eli Lilly and Company. These scientists will conduct in vitro and/or in vivo assays to support our projects at different phases of the drug discovery process. This is a great opportunity to learn drug discovery and acquire industrial experience for their future career in Science and Technology.
Scientists who meet the following requirements are encouraged to apply.

    • Application Deadline: November 4, 2016
    • Application materials: resume and unofficial transcripts
    • Contact: email Teri Beleky-Adams or call 1(317) 278.5715

Minimum Requirements

    • December 2016 or May 2017 BS or MS graduates
    • Rising Senior BS or MS students who have completed their courses; co-op is eligible for academic credit
    • Average GPA > 3.0
    • Average GPA for core/major curriculum > 3.3
    • Can work at Lilly full time (40 hours per week) for 12 months
    • Highly motivated and good communication skills
    • Good teamwork spirit

Highly preferred skills

    • Scientists who have working experiences in research laboratories, particularly those who have experiences with mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, biochemical assays, enzyme assays, cell biology or working with rodents
    • Familiar with Microsoft word, excel and power point


    • Paid experience
    • Acquire industrial experience for your future career
    • Understand the drug discovery process


Life-Health Sciences Internships

Life-Health Sciences Internships connect IUPUI life and health sciences undergraduates with research and professional experience internships on and near the IUPUI campus. This program helps students to explore their career objectives and future career pathways while also fostering valuable professional connections between students and faculty and staff. The students belong to a community of interns and mentors who support one another throughout the internship experience and beyond. Learn more and apply.

SCI-I494 Internship for Science Majors

This course allows any student in the School of Science to receive credit for an internship. Contact the PREPs office the semester before you plan to do your internship. Call 317-274-5677 or email us.

STEM Summer Internship

The STEM Summer Internship Program is funded by the Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (UCASE) at IUPUI. It aims to engage Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students in educationally purposeful activities that allow them the opportunities to examine their interest in and disposition for teaching science in middle or high schools. STEM Education Interns receive $3,000 stipends for working full-time in seven-week summer internship positions at IUPUI and other non-profit organizations in Indianapolis. Learn more and apply.

Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research - Summer Internships

The Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research conducts basic science and translational research within the Department of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, offering exceptional opportunities for collaborations between basic scientists and physicians. Learn More.

Robert Noyce Summer Internship Program

The Robert Noyce Internship Program aims to engage STEM students in educationally purposeful activities, allowing them the opportunity to examine their interest in and disposition for teaching science in middle or high schools. Learn More.

Undergraduate Research for Prospective Physician-Scientists

The IU School of Medicine is recruiting individuals who are seriously interested in pursuing integrated careers as physician-scientists or physician-engineers and want to obtain combined degree training in an M.D./ Ph.D. Program.  This is a program for individuals who will commit a significant component of their career to pursuing basic science, biomedical engineering, or human translational discovery within their professional career as a physician.  Individuals who wish to pursue a career as a physician only or individuals who envision biomedical discovery as a minor component of their professional career should not apply to this program, but should seek other programs available on campus designed for your desired career track. 

The program will pay each participant $3,500 for the ten-week summer experience.

Learn more.