Interns for Indiana (IFI)

Here at the Office of Professional Practice, we are connecting entrepreneurially-minded Purdue University students to Indiana startup and early stage companies in order to promote economic development, enhance student success and provide professional opportunities to high performing students. Opportunities will be available for students in STEM and non-STEM disciplines.

How it works:

  • Internship opportunities will be offered during the summer and students must apply directly to IFI opportunities. 
  • Students will work for a minimum of 10 weeks on a full-time (40 hours per week) basis.
  • Students selected for internship opportunitties will register for ENTR 39699 Interns for Indiana Experience.
  • Students completing all course deliverables will receive a min. $6,000 stipend from the Lilly Interns for Indiana Endowment. 

The program is open to all undergraduate students with a 2.8 GPA or higher.* Graduate students are not eligible to participate. International students in First-Year Engineering will not be eliglble to participate in Interns for Indiana due to CPT restrictions.


Entrepreneurially-minded students can review and apply here to the current IFI openings for Summer 2024.


Student Applications for Summer 2024 are being collected now. Employers should contact Patrick Francis with any questions.