Academic Opportunities

Try out your career with an internship

Whether you’ve always known what you want to do or you’re still exploring, we’ll help you discover what you love and get experience in it. Internships let you get real-world experience and see if a career, workplace, or organization is a good fit for you. Plus, an internship just makes you more marketable.

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Four students having a conversation

Find your people in a learning community

More than 20 different learning communities bring students with common interests under one roof—business, performing arts, even the great outdoors. Check out the options and consider making one of these communities your new home at IU.

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Dream and discover at a top research institution

With more than 200 esteemed research centers and institutes at their fingertips, IU faculty and staff are at the forefront of developments in a range of topics—from genetics and cybersecurity to music and culture. And right alongside them are IU students, making discoveries that will shape their future, and the future of others. At IU, students can investigate and conduct research with faculty mentors as early as their freshman year. IU students have assisted professors in countless exciting projects, such as:

  • Researching the evolution of Wikipedia
  • Using brainwaves to control a car
  • Creating wearable technology for physical therapy patients
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Challenge yourself at the Hutton Honors College

The Hutton Honors College offers the intimacy of a small college at a large, distinguished university where dedicated, curious students get the chance to explore and discover the possibilities of an IU education. Hutton offers stimulating courses taught by IU’s top faculty—brilliant researchers, experts in their fields, and committed teachers.

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Kate McClory

As a freshman, Kate McClory had already started taking advantage of abundant opportunities to build her resume. Her public health studies and related experiences enabled her to get an internship with her local government, where she helped get her community moving through a program called GO Lake County.