Center for Leadership Development continuously strives to provide life-changing resources to Central Indiana youth. Gaining employment through an internship is one of the many ways that CLD partners with businesses to provide career opportunities for CLD students. Internships provide students with short-term work experience while they study for their careers. Students can also rely on internships to gain exposure in their career fields with the prospect of receiving future employment.

Center for Leadership Development is proud to offer FREE comprehensive internship preparation through six strategic program sessions which include:

Session 1: What is an Internship?
Session 2: Cover Letter and Resume Development
Session 3: Interviewing Preparedness
Session 4: Professional Branding and Social Capital
Session 5: Business and Internship Decorum
Session 6: Portfolio Development

If you’re interested in an internship or need help finding one in a specific career field, let us know at 317-923-8111!

Health and Medical Internships

Community Health Network

In search of multiple full-time CLD Alumni to fill a variety of health-field related internships including Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Applicants must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and be able to start by June 1, 2022.

Eskenazi Health

The Intern – Social Detriments of Health at Eskenazi Health position is open to CLD Alumni currently in college with proof of COVID-19 vaccination. This position reports to the Associate Chief Nursing Officer and assists the Social Determinants of Health team. Some job functions include:

  • Drafting grant applications and proposals (philanthropy)
  • Collecting data and developing tracking methods
  • Attending staff meetings and more!

Roche Diagnostics

The Summer @ Roche Intern Program provides opportunities for CLD Alumni currently in college to pursue their interests across functions by applying the skills and knowledge gained in school. This internship is 12 weeks and spans multiple departments.

Intern Program Highlights

  • 1:1 mentoring
  • Volunteer projects, social events, and team-building activities
  • Present project work to senior leaders
  • Own challenging and impactful business-critical projects
  • Present project work to senior leaders
  • Lead or participate in committees to design and coordinate program events and initiatives
  • Professional and personal development including networking opportunities, workshops and panel discussions

Internship Opportunities

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Communications
  • People & Culture (HR)
  • Field Support Services
  • Regulatory & Quality
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Analytics
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Research & Development
  • Supply Chain Management

Ideal Intern Profile

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
  • Student organization leadership and/or study abroad experience a plus
  • GPA 3.0 or higher desired
  • All majors are encouraged to apply
  • Relevant internship, volunteer, class curriculum, or work experience desired

Business and Banking Internships

First Merchants

First Merchants is hiring 19 summer interns (freshmen – grad students) for summer 2022 for many departments: Human Resources, Corporate Social Responsibility (philanthropy), Technology/IT, Digital, Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking, Business Intelligence, Bank Protection, Private Wealth Advisors, and more.

  • When CLD Alumni apply, they should select “Center for Leadership Development” under “How did you hear about this opportunity?”
  • All positions are posted on the website.

Funding made possible by the NBA Foundation. Read more.

Central Indiana businesses and organizations, your company can make a difference in the life of a CLD student by providing paid internship opportunities to minority students.

Do you have internship opportunities available? We'd love to hear from you!

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