Internships provide full-time or part-time temporary positions in your major field of study. An internship is any type of work experience that does not fall into the requirements of the Cooperative Education Program. The bulk of these opportunities are part-time continuous or temporary work or full-time summer work.To find out more information about becoming a part of the Internship program at Purdue University Calumet, please visit or call The Career Center at 219/989-2600.

Internship Requirements

  • be enrolled as a Purdue University Calumet student in an academic program
  • have completed at least the first semester requirements in your major
  • have good academic standing
  • participate in Professional Development Workshops such as resume writing, interviewing and networking

Internship Form Downloads

Download the following forms in Adobe .pdf format to complete requirements for Internships.



  • Internship Program Employer Responsibilities
  • Internship Program Employer Survey

Additional Internship Links

  • CoolWorks – Check out CoolWorks® to find great summer work and part-time job opportunities in resorts and other summer getaway locations.
  • Summer Jobs – Find other summer job opportunities at the Summer Jobs database.
  • Congress Internships – See what kind of internships are available with the Federal Government.
  • ACT Summer Internship Program- ACT sponsors a Summer Internship Program, offered annually to outstanding doctoral students interested in careers related to assessment and educational studies. The program provides interns with practical experience through completion of a project, seminars, and direct interaction with professionals responsible for research and development of testing programs and other educational services. The program is also intended to assist in increasing the number of women and minority professionals in measurement and related fields.
  • CCO Internships – The Center for Career Opportunities at Purdue West Lafayette offers a list of internship resources.
  • College Board Online – This site has several articles with links pointing to internship resources. Use the site’s search feature to search on “internships.”
  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internships – Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internship programs bring the policy making process to life. The nation’s capital serves as the backdrop for our internship programs that offer personal, educational, and leadership development. Students leave our programs better prepared to meet the complex challenges facing current and future generations.
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Summer Internship – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Program focuses on increasing Hispanic Students’ awareness of the U.S. political system and enhancing their leadership skills.
  •–The Fund for American Studies – The Fund for American Studies was founded to help instill in young people an appreciation for the American form of government and the free enterprise system. TFAS sponsors Institutes that teach college students about the principles and values upon which the United States was founded. Each Institute offers classroom study, internships, and special events. Students in the summer are housed together at Georgetown University while the Capital Semester students live in a newly-renovated intern residence building located on Capitol Hill.
  • Ford Motor Company/Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Leadership Program – This program offers a unique internship experience for students to develop their personal, educational, and leadership skills. Opportunity for students to gain exposure to the inner workings of the United States Congress, Federal Government and Washington, DC-based think tanks and international institutions.
  • Foreign Agricultural Service’s International Internship Program – The Foreign Agricultural Service’s International Internship Program provides college students the opportunity to live and work in a paid internship at an American Embassy overseas. Through work assignments participants learn various aspects of international trade, trade policy, international relations, diplomacy, regional and cultural considerations, etc. Positions are available in Western Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The internship is offered every semester and summer for graduate students and upperclassmen (juniors and seniors).
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities National Internship Program – This program offers internships to Hispanic Students who attend institutions that enroll significant numbers of Hispanic Students. Internships are offered in Washington D.C. as well as other locations throughout the country.
  • Jefferson Consulting Group, LLC – This organization provides strategic business and marketing advice, procurement assistance, and lobbying services to clients. They offer unpaid year-round internships to Junior, Senior or Graduate students studying Political Science and Public or Business Administration. Interns work directly with Lobbying, Federal Marketing, and Government Solutions Divisions on client-related activities. Responsibilities include policy, market and issues research and analysis, development of research summaries, charts and graphs as well as other project-oriented tasks.
  • Morris K. Udall Foundation Native American Summer Congressional Internship Program – This program is designed to provide Native American college students with experience in the legislative process, congressional matters, and governmental proceedings.
  • National Academy of Social Insurance – The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), a non-profit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance, is uniquely qualified to provide students with challenging internship opportunities. These are nationally-competitive internships with a select number of placements made each year.
  • Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes – The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) have been the hallmark of the PPIA Fellowship Program for over 20 years. JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.
  • Rising Star Internships – This web site contains an extensive database of internship opportunities for students and is a place where they can post their resumes in order to secure internships.
  • Workforce Recruitment Program – The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

*Some internship information provided by The American Political Science Association.

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