Undergraduate Application
(through provost's office matching online system)

Provost's Office matching online system link

  1. Select CPIP projects which are separate from other projects in the program. Students may apply to a maximum of three (3) CPIP projects each year. You may apply for a maximum of 3 projects. Please read the descriptions carefully and choose the project or projects that best suit your interests and abilities. You will be selected for and may work on only 1 CPIP project in a year.

  2. A separate application is required for each project. Although you may return to make additional applications later, your best plan is to complete your applications in one session. You will save time because you will need to enter contact information and data only once.

  3. You will need to submit an online application for each project and include:
    • Your contact information, data and resume.
    • Your statement of interest (limited to 400 words).
    • Additional requested information.
  4. Remember that students must start the internship with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Students make a 12-month commitment, beginning in the summer and continuing through the following fall and spring semesters on campus.

  5. Use the online application form to apply for the projects you select. You will be asked for contact and academic data, as well as a statement of interest for each project. In your statement, make sure that you address each project specifically: Why are you interested? Why are you qualified? What skills can you bring to this project? What classes have you taken that relate to the research? What do you hope to get out of this research experience?

  6. Faculty will need to evaluate your academic achievement and experiences. Include a separate, official transcript and a resume for each application.

  7. Faculty will review their applicant pool and arrange interviews with their top candidates. Please check your email daily and respond promptly to requests for interview.

  8. Do not contact faculty or their departments. If you have any questions, please contact the CPIP staff (CPIP@purdue.edu).

Contact CPIP

To contact CPIP, please e-mail CPIP@purdue.edu