Interdisciplinary Internships

  • Dianne Bell

    College of Engineering

    Intern opportunity as a Peer Teacher in First-Year Engineering! Peer-teacher interns will be part of the teaching team of ENGR-132 and/or ENGR-131, and will support the instructor and graduate teaching assistant as needed for the class. The duties include: attend FYE ENGR classes, providing 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 a B or better, and have experience as ENGR-131 or 132 peer-teacher.

    Email: fye-opscenter@purdue.edu
  • Mary Pilotte

    College of Engineering

    IThis internship position would be responsible for creating a detailed and easily loaded/searchable database of our IDES/Alumni, taking information from old paper records to a new electronic database (developed by the student with direction). In addition to transposing the historic files we have, the student will conduct research using LinkedIn and other social media to provide an update to where they are now, their role, their firm or organization, etc.

    Email: mpilotte@purdue.edu
  • Mary Jo Zeiser

    Purdue Memorial Union - Dining & 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.

    Email: mjzeiser@purdue.edu
  • Purdue Dining & Catering

    Purdue Memorial Union - Dining & Catering

    This is a HR Training & Development internship. Students will assist in the planning and delivery of training programs including a summer conference. They will also create materials for onboarding and ongoing training.

    Email: amandaadams@purdue.edu
  • Chelsea Harris

    Purdue Student Union Board

    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.

    Email: harri648@purdue.edu 
  • Purdue University Press was founded in 1960 and has a distinguished history. It is administratively a unit of Purdue University Libraries and its director reports to the Dean of Libraries. As well as publishing around 25 books a year, and three subscription-based journals, the Press is committed to broadening access to scholarly information using digital technology. As part of this initiative, the Press distributes a number of Open Access electronic-only journals.

    An editorial board of Purdue faculty members is responsible for the imprint of the Press and meets twice a semester to consider manuscripts and proposals, and guide the editorial program.

    Responsibilities as needed:

    • Edit, typeset, and proofread books, journal articles, and other content for the Press.
    • Implement proof corrections for books and journals using Adobe InDesign.
    • Perform quality assurance checks for figure submissions.
    • Prepare book files for the Library of Congress catalog.
    • Assist with research, data entry, and other editorial tasks.
    • As time or projects allow, edit/proofread for the Marketing Department (e.g., press releases, catalogs, flyers)

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Undergraduate experience in English, Communication, or related field—current students preferred.
    • UStrong desire to learn more about university press publishing.
    • UExcellent oral and written communication skills as well as a solid understanding of English grammar and mechanics.
    • UExperience using various style guides, especially the Chicago Manual of Style.
    • UAbility to work independently, prioritize and organize tasks, maintain attention to detail, and meet deadlines while juggling multiple projects.
    • UProfessionalism in communicating and working with others.
    • UComputer literacy—Microsoft Word Track Changes and Adobe InDesign experience preferred


    Email: kpurple@purdue.edu
  • Tamara Loew

    Purdue University Recreation and Wellness

    Purdue University Recreation and Wellness We are looking for a student to help us develop and plan health marketing/health promotion initiatives for the 2019-2020 school year specific to a comprehensive program on nutrition, physical activity, and stress reduction. They may be analyzing and collecting data, filming videos, designing messages and materials, while working with a dynamic and exciting team in Wellness Programs at the CoRec.

    Email: tfloew@purdue.edu
  • Michelle Whipple

    Purdue University Recreation and Wellness

    Purdue University Recreation and Wellness The RecWell Ambassador Intern works as representative of Recreation & Wellness and will educate prospective students, their families and alumni during various on-campus events on the many recreation and wellness opportunities offered by the department and share information about the great things happening at the CoRec. Essential functions include: customer service, recruitment and promotion.

    Email: mwhipple@purdue.edu
  • Janiah Downing

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    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 other competing universities in an effort to benchmark diversity efforts.

    Email: downingj@purdue.edu
  • Pavan Inabathini

    SUBU/Purdue Research Foundation

    SUBU, http://www.subullc.com/ , 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 on a job). Javascript (including React, js and Node.js) experience is required. 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. Crave hands on experience using popular dev ops tools and methodologies. This is a paid position, hourly salary commensurate with student’s experience. SUBU is located at the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette.

    Email: pavan@subullc.com
  • James Sadler

    Office 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.

    Email: jjsadler@purdue.edu 
  • Jason Ware

    Honors College

    This internship will provide an opportunity to be an undergraduate teaching assistant for an introductory research planning course. Course Title: Introduction to Research Planning Course Description: In this course you will take an idea and blow it up. You will blow it up to better understand it’s 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 online course will revolve around your idea, and your exploration of creative ways to do something with it.

    Email: jaware@purdue.edu
  • John Gipson

    Division of Summer Session

    The Divison of Summer Session is seeking Peer Mentors to orient, chaperone, and mentor students participating in Summer College for High School Students from July 7 through August 2. You will build relationships with students and serve as a mentor for them during their time at Purdue. Peer Mentor training begins in May. The position will also provide free room and board in Harrison Hall for the three weeks you are working with students.

    Email: gipsonj@purdue.edu

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