Internships

Spend your summer working for and learning from the IU Foundation

If you are interested in pursuing a career in philanthropy, our Summer Development Internship program could be a great opportunity for you.

This paid internship will further your education and give you professional experience in higher education fundraising. By the time it concludes, you will have a solid foundation in development and will be prepared to succeed in a variety of nonprofit-oriented careers.

What will I do as an intern for the IU Foundation?

The Summer Development Internship is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to decide whether a career in development is right for you.

You will spend 35 to 40 hours a week working and learning about higher ed development work. A portion of your schedule will be set aside for classroom-style instruction. You'll spend the rest of your week working on a specific project in a selected school or unit on campus.

At the end of the summer, you'll present your accomplishments and projects to your mentors and the IU Foundation leadership team.

Who can apply for the summer development internship?

If you're considering a career in philanthropy, we encourage you to apply. Preference is given to graduating seniors/master’s students, or rising seniors in final summer before graduation.

We give preference to students enrolled in nonprofit management classes, a nonprofit management degree, or demonstrated involvement in philanthropic activities.

You must have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply.