Interdisciplinary Internships

Summer 2023 opportunities are posted below.
  • Jason Ware, Clinical Associate Professor - John Martinson Honors College

    HONR 19900 Teaching Assistant

    In this course, you will take an idea and blow it up. You will “blow it up” to better understand its elements and its connections to various ways of creating knowledge. Then you will take the resultant pieces and use them to construct a research plan that’s inclusive of at least two forms of inquiry. The primary learning objective is that you are able to create a research proposal from some idea, observation, or problem that interests you so that you can implement the plan as you launch your undergraduate academic journey. Your time in this 5-week course will revolve around your idea and your exploration of creative ways to do something with it. Each week you will read texts, think about the ideas presented within them, write about your own ideas, discuss your thoughts with peers, and produce research artifacts.

    This experience will occur: July - August

  • Chelsea Schwab, Assistant Director of Student Activities

    Purdue Student Union Board Summer Programs

    Do you want to help plan fun and engaging programs for the Purdue community to attend? If you said yes, then the Purdue Student Union Board Summer Programs internship is for you! You will gain experience in developing, planning, executing, and assessing co-curricular programs. At the end of your experience, you will have helped plan and facilitate 25 – 30 programs, managed budgets, facilities, and equipment. Programs take place all over campus and range from trivia nights to inflatables all the way to craft and movie nights!

    This experience will occur: May, June, July, August

    Mary Jo Zeiser, Senior Manager Student Success Programs Dining & Culinay

    Dining & Culinary Summer Stay Internship

    This person will work as an intern with the Central Hiring/Student Success area for Dining & Culinary. The intern will help with interviewing and hiring student employees.  They will talk to students and families in person or virtually. They will help with planning, developing, and implementing the Jumpstart program, which is an early arrival program for 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 and possible housing available. 

    This experience will occur: May, June, July, August

  • Division of Summer Session Intern

    Summer Session Intern

    The Division of Summer Session seeks interns to plan, coordinate, and facilitate summer programming and events. Interns will help prepare materials for summer programs, help with check-in (Sundays in June and July, from 2-6 pm) and check-out for summer programs, help with summer orientations weekend (July 7-9), assist with evening programming (Monday-Thursday, 6-9 pm), answer emails and phone calls about summer session programs, in addition to performing other assigned duties.

    This experience will occur: June, July, August

    Sean Dufault, Associate Director of Summer Session Intern

    Summer Session Peer Mentor

    The Peer Mentor role is an integral part of the experience of new students as they embark on their college career. Peer mentoring is a form of mentorship that usually takes place between a person who has lived through a specific experience and a person who is new to that experience. The primary duty of the peer mentor is to foster new student growth, connect students to campus resources, and facilitate development through creating a safe learning environment where all students know they are valued.

  • Skill Development of being a Peer Mentor

  • • Leadership • Communication • Active listening • Cultural awareness • Setting up meetings and enabling discussion • Facilitating problem-solving • Build community • Event planning • Develops self-awareness • Builds soft skills

  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Engineering Academic Bootcamp (EABC), Pharmacy Education Program (PEP), Summer/Early Start and Summer College for High School mentors must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA, at the conclusion of the spring semester. Emerging Leaders Scholars mentors must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, at the conclusion of the spring semester.

    • All mentors must be in good academic and student conduct standing.

    • Be willing to learn and share information about the Purdue University community, student life, and campus resources.

    • Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills.

    • Have a genuine desire to help students succeed.

    • Be self-motivated with a positive attitude.

    • Display a willingness to learn about different cultures.

  • Duties and Responsibilities

  • • Mandatory training: o April 15 (on-campus) o May 8-12 (virtual) o June 18 and 25 (High School Peer Mentors only) o July 5-6 (on-campus)

    • Commit to working weeknights and most weekends July-August 7

    • Summer College for High School mentors will start in mid-June

    • All peer mentors assist with college student move-in (July 7)

    • College peer mentors assist with orientation weekend (July 7-9) and pre-college programs move-in weekends

    • All peer mentors must enroll in at least 9 credit hours during the summer session at PWL (online or in-person courses)

    • New college peer mentors must enroll in HONR 29900 - Summer Mentorship Experience. This is a 6-week course designed specifically for Summer Peer Mentors. Enrollment is limited to 30 students.

    • Support students by connecting them with campus support services including counseling center (CAPS), health center (PUSH), academic resources, emergency services (police and fire department), university residences, or other offices as needed

    • Fill out appropriate documentation when needed within a timely manner

    • Communicate, explain, and uphold university policies

    • Promote a positive and inclusive community focusing on connecting and building relationships

    • High School Peer mentors are required to live on campus.

    • Peer mentors that are selected to live on campus must move out of their summer residence hall assignment prior to noon on Monday, August 7. Peer mentors with a fall housing contract can begin moving as early as August 3rd to their fall housing assignment but will need to work with the hall clerk of that building. University Residences will not accommodate housing for peer mentors who do not have a fall housing assignment past their summer contract date.

    • Other duties as assigned, as designated by individual college or program.

  • Time Commitment

  • Attend mandatory peer mentor trainings. Early Start and Summer Start Peer Mentors will facilitate evening study groups on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (7-9pm). Promote and attend learning community events on Wednesday evenings (7-9pm). Time commitments outside of the peer mentor role will need to be restricted, to focus on the responsibilities of the position. Particularly for pre-college high school programs.

  • Compensation

  • Summer tuition scholarship worth up to $2,500, (non-Indiana residents may be responsible for additional costs of tuition and fees), courses must be taken through PWL campus. Summer housing scholarship to help cover room/board (13 meal plan) to peer mentors living on campus. To apply for this position click on this link. The application for this experience will close on February 3.

    This experience will occur: June, July, August

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