Boilers Work Internship Program

What is Boilers Work?

The Boilers Work internship program provides ten graduate students per year with a $5,000 stipend to pursue an unpaid summer internship. This program is intended to help our students garner real-world work experience, refine soft skills, and establish career connections prior to graduation. Upon return, program participants are required to facilitate one professional development workshop to share their experiences and insights. Participants are encouraged to submit a summary of their internship experience for publication in Purdue University's premier graduate research magazine, InnovatED

How to Apply

Students interested in applying are required to provide the following information:

  • Your resume
  • The name of the organization with which you will be interning, and a brief description of the organization/ internship program   
  • Cover letter detailing your professional goals and how your proposed internship will facilitate these goals program
  • If selected, academic advisor signature and confirmation of acceptance into a non-funded internship program for summer 2022 are required (Due by April 29th). 

Boilers Work 2022 Timeline:

April 15th by 5:00 p.m.: Application Deadline

April 18-21st: Internal Application Review

April 22nd: Awards Announced

April 29th: Confirmation of internship offer and academic advisor signature due

July: Stipend Issued

Rules & Requirements:

  • Students are required to identify and apply to internship opportunities independently
  • Only non-funded internships qualify for this program
  • Students are welcome to apply to internship opportunities with for-profit companies, non-profit entities, government organizations, and educational institutions
  • Students are not permitted to apply for this opportunity if the non-funded internship is affiliated with Purdue University.
  • The Boilers Work Internship Program is only open to residential graduate students at the West Lafayette campus 
  • If selected, academic advisor signature and confirmation of acceptance into a non-funded internship program for summer 2022 are required (Due April 29th).
  • Preference will be given to participants who have not previously received the Boilers Work internship stipend.
  • Students who are over the cost of attendance allowance may not be eligible for awards.

After the program is completed, participants must facilitate one professional development workshop to share their experiences and insights.

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