I391 Internship in Informatics Professional Practice

The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering believes real-world experience is a valuable part of any educational program. Internships provide an avenue for students to build that critical experience, and Luddy students can receive credit for selected, career-related work that involves professional activity representative of informatics.

Through the I391 Internship in Informatics Professional Practice course, students may earn 1-3 credits toward their degree, and a maximum of 3 credits will count as general electives toward graduation. Sixty (60) hours of supervised work is required per credit hour taken.

I391 credit is generally given for internships completed when the student is a freshman, sophomore, or junior, and has not completed the majority of core classes in informatics. The technology component of the internship need not be extensive, but it must be present.


  • Currently pursuing a major, minor, or certificate in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better)
  • Have completed I101.

PLEASE NOTE: All internships for academic credit are subject to standard course fees for the University. Use the Office of Bursar's Tuition Estimator to estimate your semester fees.

Additionally, applications received fewer than five days prior to the start of classes for the semester during which the internship will take place will be subject to late registration fees.

Finding a qualified internship for I391

There are multiple avenues to find an internship that will satisfy the requirements for our I391 course. They include:

  • Through University Career Fairs in the fall or spring semester, and/or the Bloomington Technology Partnership Career and Internship Fair in the spring.
  • Through on-line internship postings in the Career Services Luddy Careers system or other online resources.
  • Through your own personal contacts or efforts to secure your own internship.
  • Through the IU Career Development Center on-line postings or fairs (although most will come through the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering instead).
  • Through other assistance from Career Services.


I391 internships must be approved by Luddy before any authorization to enroll is given. The approval decision will be based on the prerequisites listed above.

To apply, potential interns should visit the Luddy Careers Site and submit an application.

Applications must be submitted no later than the end of the second week of the semester during which the internship will begin. It is preferred that students submit their contract as soon as possible after securing an internship (i.e. the previous semester).

Staff will verify that interns are in full compliance with prerequisite requirements. After the application has been approved, interns will be authorized to register for the I391 course.