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Apply To Be An Intern

Applications for the 2015-2016 school year will be accepted until February 15, 2015.

Undergraduate Interns will be expected to:

  • Work two hours per week at the JPIE reception desk when the University is in session.
  • Attend a one-hour weekly meeting with the Lead Intern(s), Prindle Graduate Fellow and the Director/Assistant Director of the Institute to discuss ethical issues and campus or current events relevant to the JPIE and its aims, and to advise on student involvement at the Institute.
  • Attend a half-day retreat Tuesday before classes begin.
  • Assist with and attend events hosted/sponsored by the JPIE, primarily the Undergraduate Ethics Symposium, but other symposia as needed.
  • Attend 50 percent of the Prindle-sponsored events.
  • Serve as campus ambassador for the Institute.


Candidates must be full-time students. The position is open to all majors, all years. Preference may be given to candidates who can commit to working the entire academic year, but students who will be off campus one semester during the academic year are still invited to apply. Candidates must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be in good academic standing with the University.


Undergraduate interns will receive a $350 stipend each semester they work.

Application Process

The application packet must consist of a resume, “unofficial” academic transcript (from e-services), the names of two faculty references, and a response to the following prompts: Identify and briefly explain a significant ethical dilemma/issue/question and why you think it is important. Separately, identify a pressing ethical issue on DePauw’s campus that you believe would be a good topic for a public forum (each no more than 500 words). Please either e-mail your completed application to (preferred), use campus mail, or personally deliver your application to Linda Clute, Assistant Director, Prindle Institute for Ethics.