Experiential Education Office of the Provost

Employer and Community Partner Engagement in Indianapolis

Currently, all students pursuing their Purdue education in Indianapolis will be enrolled in Engineering, Technology and/or Science degree programs. The degree programs offered will continue to grow each year. Each student who chooses this unique urban location is supported in participating in multiple meaningful experiential education opportunities. Two priority areas of focus are:

  1. developing relationships with non-profit and business/industry partners for client-based applied projects and
  2. securing internship and co-op partners in the Indianapolis area.

Please reach out to one of the specific programs below or contact the Office of Experiential Education (indyexed@purdue.edu) to determine the best fit for your needs. We have many other experiential education programs available to connect with. To view all the types of experiential education at Purdue, visit About Experiential Education


The EPICS program is a design-focused service-learning program.

Vertically Integrated Projects

The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program works with authentic and extended research and design projects.

  • To become an industry partner by submitting a project, mentoring and or financially contributing visit the VIP Industry Projects page.

The Office of Professional Practice

The Office of Professional Practice (OPP) is a premier hub for internships and co-ops.

  • To become an employer partner seeking interns, co-op students and eventually long-term employees, visit the OPP Employer Partnerships page.

The Data Mine

The Data Mine is focused on Data Science for All, working on “big data” projects and research.