Students in the Applied Physics program are required to participate in at least one 10 week internship. In most cases, students enroll in S407 during the summer semester to receive the necessary credit for an internship. Internships typically take place during the summer following the sophomore or junior year.
These internships provide you with a valuable opportunity to work as a paid employee in private industry, academia, or at a national lab. They provide real-world experience in a chosen area of interest and should be selected carefully to best enrich your educational experience. A senior honors thesis based on the internship experience may be the result of this invaluable practical experience, with credit achieved through enrollment in S409.
Special opportunities for internships are often available through arrangements between the Physics department and individual researchers at local industries, Indiana University, Indiana University Health, and Indiana University School of Medicine. To investigate these and other opportunities, contact the Applied Physics coordinator.