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Internships

More and more college students are finding that internships help them gain valuable work experience in their field and give them the edge they need in today's competitive job market. Whether you want to work fall, spring, or summer semesters; we have a great opportunity for you.

Please call to schedule an appointment with the Office of Career and Accessibility Center at (765) 455-9301 or email us at carserv@iuk.edu


What is an Internship?

An Internship is defined as an agreed upon structured and experiential learning experience in the area of a student's career interest and in a work setting. The experience is driven by intentional learning goals and objectives which extend the student's knowledge and understanding of classroom outcomes and is accompanied by structured reflection. Students must complete 40 working hours per credit hour. (Ex: a 3 credit hour Internship would equal 120 working hours.)

Benefits

  • Valuable work experience that complements classroom preparation
  • Professional skill development and experiences to enhance your résumé
  • Increased marketability on the job front and networking opportunities
  • Exploration/confirmation of major and career choices

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrollment in a degree seeking program at Indiana University Kokomo
  • Junior or Senior grade level
  • Permission/approval from an academic major faculty supervisor (in order to register and receive academic credit)
  • GPA maintained at 2.0 or above

Process

  1. Talk with your academic advisor about the requirements and determine if you will be able to complete an Internship for academic credit. Secure a faculty supervisor.
  2. Schedule an appointment with the Career Center at least one semester in advance to discuss Internship opportunities and to have your resume critiqued. Once your resume is revised, the Career Center will send it to prospective companies for their review.
  3. Before your appointment, search CareerLINK and become familiar with the available Internships listed there. Think about your goals, interests, and skills and have ideas as to where you would like to do an Internship and what you would like to do there.
  4. An interview will be then be set up between you and the company. Once you have been offered and have accepted a position, contact the Career Center to set up an appointment for completing final paperwork.
  5. Contact your site supervisor to complete an Internship candidate form; this form also needs to be completed by your faculty supervisor, if you are receiving credit.
  6. If you are receiving credit, register and pay the per credit hour fees and complete all academic requirements in conjunction with the Internship.

During the Internship

  • Follow the policies and procedures of the company
  • Present a professional appearance and conform to your placement sites dress code
  • Complete all work assignments given by the on-site supervisor
  • Always arrive on time

After the Internship

  • After the internship, you will complete an evaluation
  • We also encourage you to send a thank you note to your job shadowing mentor within 24 hours after you have completed you last day of shadowing

Chances are that if you are thinking about your career path, you understand the advantages of an internship. The following list gives you an idea of where our students have interned in recent years.

Marketing
  • Area 5
  • Bona Vista
  • Compean and Sons
  • Crossroads Community Church
  • Dicks Sporting Goods
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • Fastenal
  • FCA
  • GKEDA
  • Honeywell Center
  • Indianapolis Indians
  • IU Kokomo Alumni Relations
  • Kokomo Downtown Association
  • Kokomo Jackrabbits
  • Lake Shore Marketing
  • McGonigal Buick GMC
  • Midwest Title and Escrow
  • Samaritan Caregivers
  • Selective Insurance Company of America
  • Solidarity Federal Credit Union
  • Sports Marketing Tampa Prospect Wire Baseball
  • Storage Solutions Inc.
  • Stratice Healthcare
  • Sun King Brewing
  • Sycamore Financial Group
  • Ultraforce Simulation
  • Victoria's Secret
  • WLC Marketing
  • YMCA
New Media
  • Abundant Life Church
  • Big Machine Label Group
  • Burningword Journal
  • Carver Community Center
  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • City of Kokomo IT Department
  • Community Howard
  • Fortune Companies
  • Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance
  • IU Kokomo
  • IU Kokomo Student Activities
  • Kokomo Perspective
  • LDL42
  • Leadership Kokomo Alumni
  • Love and Luck Saddlebreds
  • McGonigal Buick GMC
  • NUVO Newsweekly
  • Solutions Day Spa
  • Suntrace Digital
  • Tonic Ideas
  • UITS
  • Wildfire Communications
  • FCA
Psychology
  • Accelerated Rehab
  • American Red Cross
  • Athletico
  • Bible Baptist Church
  • Body One Physical Therapy
  • Bon Air Middle School
  • Bona Vista
  • CAM
  • Carver Community Center
  • Cary Home for Children
  • CASA
  • Children's Autism Center
  • The Crossing Alternative School
  • Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Epworth Forest Conference Center
  • Equiventure Therapeutic Riding
  • Family Service Association
  • FCA
  • Guardian Angel Hospice
  • Homefront Learning Center
  • Hope Behavioral Services
  • Hopebridge
  • Hospice
  • Howard County Medical Society
  • IDOC - Logansport Juvenile Corrections
  • Indiana Veteran's Home
  • Indianapolis Zoo
  • IU Health
  • IU Kokomo Advising
  • IU Kokomo Cole Fitness Center
  • Ivy Tech
  • Kid's First Adoption Services
  • Kinsey Youth Center
  • Kokomo High School
  • Kokomo Police Department
  • Kokomo Rescue Mission
  • Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility
  • Miami Correctional Facility
  • Microchips Early Learning Center
  • Miller's Merry Manor
  • New Leaf Mentoring
  • Nuvo Inc.
  • Open Arms
  • Opportunities for Positive Growth
  • Positive Pathways LLC
  • Premier Hospice
  • Project Access
  • Pulaski Health Care Center
  • Rochester Community High School
  • Samaritan Caregivers
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • Tipton Elementary
  • Trinity
  • United Way of Howard County
  • Unity
  • The Villages
  • Westfield Washington Schools
  • White's Residential
Public Administration and Health Management
  • Advantage Housing
  • Bona Vista
  • Cardinal Services Inc.
  • Cass Superior Court
  • Community Howard
  • Data Monitor Systems Inc.
  • Eyes of Christ
  • Family Services Association
  • Finish Master
  • Gilead House
  • Golden Living Center
  • Grissom Air Force Base
  • Howard County Democratic Party
  • Howard County Health Department
  • Howard County Sheriff's Office
  • Indiana State Department of Health
  • Indiana State House
  • IU Kokomo
  • Kokomo Police Department
  • Kokomo's Housing Authority
  • Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility
  • Logansport Memorial Hospital
  • Make A Wish
  • Maple Park Village
  • McCann Legal
  • Miami Correctional Facility
  • Miller's Merry Manor
  • Minority Health Alliance
  • Paddock View Residential Center
  • Project Access
  • Rexnord LLC
  • Riverview Hospital
  • Samaritan Caregivers
  • SouthernCare
  • St. Vincent
  • Tipton County Foundation
  • Tipton County Health Department
  • UITS
  • United Way
  • White County Emergency Management Agency
Sciology
  • American Red Cross
  • Applied Community Research Center
  • Bona Vista
  • CAM
  • CASA
  • Coordinated Assistance Ministries
  • Department of Child Services
  • Family Service Association of Howard County
  • Four County Counseling Center
  • Gilead House
  • Golden Living Sycamore Village
  • Greenhouse Mental Health
  • IU Kokomo Office of Sustainability
  • Kid's Hope the USA
  • Kinsey Youth Center
  • Kokomo Rescue Mission
  • Lafayette Transitional Housing
  • Minority Health Alliance of Howard County
  • Northwoods Village
  • Premier Hospice
  • Prevail Inc.
  • Samaritan Caregivers
  • United Way
  • The Villages
  • YMCA

Meet Past IU Kokomo Interns

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    Allison Ault
    Communications
    The Literacy Coalition
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    Dustin Gamblin
    Communications
    The Rock 98.5
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    Kelsey Lanning
    Communications
    Kokomo Prespective
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    Jacki Pawski
    Public Administration
    City of Rochester
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    Micah Pier
    Hospitality and Tourism
    Backstep Brewing Co.
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    Ashlin Triplett
    Accounting
    FCA
Last updated: 08/29/2017