Students in Philosophy can undertake internships in almost any field. Academic credit can be earned through the Philosophy department's internship course number: PHIL-X 473 Internship in Philosophy. Internships can be arranged through the IU Walter Center for Career Achievement, or students can identify an appropriate internship on their own. Internships are often unpaid.
To receive credit for an internship under PHIL-X473, you must arrange to have a Philosophy faculty advisor for the internship experience and must write a paper connecting the internship experience with a topic in philosophy. For instance, a student doing a political internship might write about the experience in relation to a topic in political philosophy. To identify an appropriate faculty advisor, it is often advisable to speak first with a faculty member with whom one has taken a course.
On very rare occasions, internships are available within the department or by special arrangement with particular faculty members. Students interested in such opportunities should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.