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The Governor's Public Service Summer Internship

Whether you are a prospective intern, currently interning with an agency or you supervise interns, the Indiana State Personnel Department (INSPD) is here to provide you with support.

The Governor's Public Service Summer Internship (GPSSI) program was created in 1989 to introduce bright and motivated college students to the operations and officials of state government. This program provides interns the opportunity to work with state agency officials, as we as participate in co-curricular components to enrich their experience.

Interns spend at least 50% of their time on a predetermined project that enhances college-level skills and abilities, and the other 50% of their time will be spent in meetings and managing the other administrative pieces that accompany the work within their agency. The internships attract students from many areas of study including engineering, business, communications, finance, agriculture, veterinary science and more. There are also co-curricular components of the program to ensure that these experiences are competitive, reputable and inclusive of experiential learning. Interns participate in cohort activities on a bi-weekly basis designed to enable:

  • Professional growth and preparedness for the workforce upon graduation.
  • Exposure to the many facets of state government and professional workplace settings.
  • Networking and camaraderie development among the cohort and other professionals.

INSPD also facilitates internship events on the Government Center Campus in Indianapolis designed to meet the goals stated above. Events include panel discussions with state government leaders, professional development seminars, volunteering and more.

To be considered for an intern position, candidates must be current students in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. Prior to the start of their internship, candidates must have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education.

2024 Summer Internship Orientation Dates

Date: Monday, May 6, 2024
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room C

Date: Monday, May 20, 2024
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room B

Note: End times may be adjusted if we end early.

View the Orientation Agenda

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