Interdisciplinary Internships

Suzanne Kennedy, College of Agricultural Administration, Office of Academic Programs
There are many different things going on in our office on a regular basis. Our office houses most everything undergrad, from recruitment to retention and many things in between. Duties include but not limited to the following:
  • Covering Front Reception Desk (Note: We expect this area to be kept clean & organized)
  • Answer Telephone
  • Mail Keep student center and conference rooms clean
  • Handle other projects as requested
  • Working excel spreadsheets
  • Creating flyers & other documents
  • Proofing, Great for a Communications, Marketing or Business Major
Dianne Bell, Instructional Support Team, First-Year Engineering
Intern opportunity as a Peer Teacher in First-Year Engineering! Peer-teacher interns will be part of the teaching team of ENGR-131 and/or ENGR-132, and will support the instructor and graduate teaching assistant as needed for the class. The duties include: attend ENGR-131 and/or ENGR-132 classes, provide in-class assistance to students, grade assignments and exams, participate in office hours and in weekly teaching team meetings, and other duties as assigned. You must be enrolled as an undergraduate in the College of Engineering, have completed ENGR 131 and 132 or equivalent with a grade of “B” or better, and have experience as ENGR-131 or 132 peer-teacher.
Mary Jo Zeiser, Manager of Student Success Purdue Dining and Catering
This person will work as an intern with the Student Success area for Dining & Catering. The intern will help with talking to students and families at STAR. Will help with planning, developing and implementing the Jumpstart program which is for new student employees that come to campus before BGR to do employee orientation, training, team building and fun activities. Other projects as assigned. Paid internship with a meal benefit. Possible housing available. Can get up to 40 hours per week if interested. test
Taylor Brodner, Information Systems Specialist in the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness
The intern will create visualizations and conduct analyses of institutional data sets in collaboration with our campus partners to inform executive decision-making at the University. $12/hour.
Angelica McLean, Program Advisor in Student Activities, Organizations and PMU
This position will assist with the implementation of Think Summer programs on campus in conjunction with the Purdue Student Union Board. Duties will include assisting with the selection, planning, implementation and evaluation of campus-wide programs and entertainment with support from other student leaders. They will also serve on-site event management and provide supervision of student volunteers. This position is a 10-15 hours per week position, which includes evening and weekend responsibilities. Funding will be offered pending approval from department.
Stephen Lipps, Director of Enrollment Management Analysis
The Enrollment Management Analysis & Reporting department would like to welcome an intern to collaborate with our team of data analysts. The intern will gain valuable experience while creating reports to extract information from large databases. They will also assist with cleansing datasets, validating output, analyzing data, building dashboards and responding to requests from the campus community. EMAR Interns will gain a wealth of hands-on experience working in the field of data analysis.

Cathy Heinz, Director of Enrollment Management Analysis and Reporting
There are 3 Internships that students help us with over the summer, from back-end coding of websites to social media, written communication and video. For example, we currently have a need to adapt existing code to build a data feed directly from the University catalog to Office of Admissions web pages that promote each undergraduate major. We also have a need to develop student profiles -- photographs, videos, interviews, written profile of each of our student ambassadors to use in social media and other communication. The projects would vary based on the Summer Stay student's skills and background. May be able to provide additional pay and Summer Stay internships can lead to paid jobs/internships for remaining year.
Janiah Downing, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for Diversity and Inclusion

The successful candidate will learn more about the Enrollment Management process in higher education including but not limited to admissions recruitment, data analysis, bench marking, and predictive modeling. The candidate will also engage in diversity based research; studying student declared identity versus assigned identity as it relates to applications, admissions, and student success. Lastly the student will visit two other competing universities in an effort to benchmark diversity efforts.

Diana Hancock, Commercialization Director, Office of the Vice President for Information Technology

The Pathmaker Internship program is looking for a talented student to coordinate activities related to Purdue internships. Thirty companies are active in hiring students to work on or near campus during the school year. The position will assist with facilitating the marketing and implementation of these near-campus internship opportunities. Interact with corporate representatives to develop demographic and participation based metrics. Design and develop a marketing plan for on-campus recruiting of students-provide updates to the website, working with web developer if needed. Build the social media sites. Develop and administer surveys using Qualtrics software (no experience needed). Research future corporate partnership possibilities; possibility for grant writing experience. "


Diana Hancock, Commercialization Director, Office of the Vice President for Information Technology
The Office of Commercialization is looking for a talented student to participate on the Dawn or Doom symposium marketing team. This position will interact with faculty members across campus as well as with speakers from outside the University. The intern will provide support for the symposium by:-Researching subjects related to emerging technologies. Build the social media brand for Dawn or Doom interact with speakers for required materials (essays, photos, presentations) utilize program management skills by scheduling and coordinating meetings, update the project schedule update speaker information and event details to website, working with web developer if needed

Anthony Newman, Business Development Advisor, Office of the Vice President for Information Technology
The ITaP Commercialization department is seeking an intern to work on a marketing strategy for educational mobile and web applications. The intern hired will need strong marketing, communication and social media skills. The intern will develop a comprehensive marketing strategy to drive engagement using: competitive research on trending technologies, analyze potential industry clusters, utilize tools to present data and conclusions, graphic design of promotional materials, visualizations, social media strategy and implementation creation of informational video "bytes", website updates.
Diane Lohmeyer, Executive Assistant SDI Innovations – Purdue Pathmaker Partner

Graphic Design Internship
It’s getting pretty real over here and we need design interns … people who want to learn the ropes; want their opinion to count (a little); and doesn’t mind a frenetic environment fueled by coffee and sarcasm. Apply today if you like to design in Adobe Creative Suite and if you have social media (for business) experience, that’s great too! We can all take selfies … can you drive business? Big ideas are serious currency here at School Datebooks, so if you have the gift of creativity … let’s see it! Send us a portfolio so we can see what you’re made of! We don’t need designers that just move stuff on demand and then go home. We need creatives who are driven, confident, problem solvers who are able to manage time and multiple projects. We’re almost all liberal arts majors here, so those of you with similar majors (Visual Communications, Graphic Design, Product Design, Web design) can get an internship We’re located in Lafayette, Ind., and have been around for more than 30 years. We have over 12,000 customers around the globe. We’re flip flop friendly and always moving forward. This is a paid internship.


Marketing Internship
If you’re in marketing, communications, or something similar and want to get a ground level look at corporate marketing, becoming a marketing intern at SDI Innovations might be for you. If you want to get real-world experience in an energetic, newly remodeled workplace, this internship is definitely for you. Apply today if you like to design or write, proof, and edit stuff. If you can knock things around in Adobe Creative Suite, that’s a bonus, too. Social media experience (for business) is great, too! (We can all take selfies … can you drive business?) Big ideas are serious currency here at School Datebooks, so if you have the gift of creativity … let’s see it! Send us a portfolio so we can see what you’re made of! We’re almost all liberal arts majors here in the Marketing and Product Development departments, so those of you with similar majors (Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Product Design, Social Media/Online Communication, Marketing, Web design, E-commerce and Content Management, and English, for example) can get an We’re located in Lafayette, Ind., and have been around for more than 30 years. We have over 12,000 customers around the globe. We’re flip-flop friendly and always moving forward. This is a paid internship.

Pavan Inabathini, SUBU – Purdue Pathmaker Partner
SUBU, , has one basic principle: To help businesses create a competitive advantage with IT investments that positively impact their bottom line. SUBU creates cost effective Software Products that help businesses navigate through the maze of ever-changing technology. More specifically, we create easy to use interfaces for businesses that are gateways to solutions to tough technical challenges such as service scheduling, leveraging machine learning algorithms for OCR, mobile payments, the challenges of managing accounts receivables and rapidly scalable architectures. Job Overview/Position Description: As a Software Developer Intern you will have full deploy access and push code into production from day one. We ensure you will have a dedicated mentor and work on tough technical challenges, such as building optimal scheduling systems, solving constraint satisfaction problems, building machine learning algorithms for OCR and building scalable architectures in AWS and Google Cloud. You may be fit for this role if you:
  • Have strong CS fundamentals through a current pursuit of Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degree in computer science, Engineering, math or related discipline at Purdue.
  • Programming experience (either in class, in your personal time, or at a job). Python, Javascript ( Node.js, angular.js) experience would be ideal.
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Take pride in working on projects to successful completion involving a wide variety of technologies and systems
  • Enjoy working with a diverse group of people with different expertise.
This is a paid position, hourly salary commensurate with student’s experience. SUBU is located at the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette.
Alex Younts, Research Data Specialist, Research Computing

The Research Computing group inside of ITaP is looking for driven undergraduates to work on our upcoming big data services. These include exciting web technologies like Rshiny and Jupyterhub as well as software like Splunk, Hadoop, and R. You should be familiar with Linux and be comfortable at the command line. We offer expert staff as mentors and you will do your work on the best computer hardware and software available on campus. The work you do will have an impact on our campus community and give you marketable experience.

Mel Edwards, Lead Instructional Designer, IT Teaching and Learning Technologies

This is an internship position supporting the Course Design and Development (CDD) team in making course content accessible for all learners. Formatting documents and slides for universal design, particular emphasis upon accessibility. Work includes, but is not limited to formatting MS Word Documents, and MS PowerPoint presentations, including images and alt text. Must be a go-getter who will come in, grab the work orders that are ready, and begin each days work on own, with little extra guidance or interaction with others. Employee should have the ability to work alone, check existing materials for format consistency, have attention to detail, and work well independently. Work is done via computer, on-site in assigned work area. Accessibility formatting training will be provided, if needed.


Margaret Wu, Manager and Informatics, IT Teaching and Learning Technologies

Informatics is seeking student interns to assist in the design and development of commercial teaching and learning applications. Experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and SQL is required. Preference is given to individuals who also have experience in React, .NET (C#), Objective-C, Swift, or Android development. Informatics is managed by Teaching and Learning Technologies in ITaP and is located in YONG Hall. Current apps can be found at

James Sadler, Associate Director of Undergraduate Research

The student research intern will assist with the continued development and execution of a social media communication strategy. The intern will predominantly assist with conducting audience research and analysis to continue building and refining the existing social media communication strategy. The intern will also consistently update and optimize pages within multiple social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and frequently generate/share content to develop connections with all audiences in accordance with best practices. Hourly wage/negotiable.


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