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Internships have a variety of benefits. Not only will you have real-world experience on your résumé that makes you more valuable to a potential employer, but you’ll also connect with career professionals and learn what you like or don’t like about your potential career field.


Unlike job-shadowing, an internship allows you to perform tasks for the organization and experience the work on a daily basis. Internships usually last for a set period of time, often a semester or a summer. You may work full-time or just a few hours a week. Some internships are paid and some are unpaid. Even if you won’t be getting a paycheck, however, an internship can pay off in terms of networking and experience that may land you a job later. lists internships statewide for high school students, college students at any level and even non-degree-seeking individuals. You may also find internships through local businesses or college career offices.


Indiana INTERNnet is your complete internship source; it’s a free website connecting individuals seeking internships with Indiana employers.


Interning for Indiana companies has its benefits:

  • Apply academic coursework to the real world
  • Explore career interests
  • Enhance responsibility and develop transferable skills
  • Gain possibly full-time employment at the internship site

Here are some examples of internships that have been posted to in the past. (To view and apply for internships currently listed, please create your free student profile at

  • Ativio, LLC
    • Education level: two-year, four-year or graduate student
    • Category: business and financial operations
    • Location: virtual
    • Compensation: unpaid
    • Time: summer 
  • Slingshot SEO, Inc.
    • Education level: high school graduate pursuing a business degree
    • Category: professional, scientific and technical services
    • Location: Indianapolis, IN
    • Compensation: paid
    • Time: fall
  • Design Collaborative
    • Education level: high school student
    • Category: architecture and engineering
    • Location: Fort Wayne, IN
    • Compensation: paid
    • Time: fall