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EARN Indiana Expands, More Paid Internships

The state’s work-study program for college students is expanding.
EARN (Employer Aid Readiness Network) is the state’s work-study program. Students with financial need have access to resume-building, experiential, paid internships while employers receive state matching funds.

To be eligible for an EARN Indiana internship, students must also:
• be an Indiana resident;
• be enrolled full-time at an eligible Indiana college; and
• not have a bachelor’s degree prior to the term the student plans to work.

EARN Indiana has partnered with Indiana INTERNnet to better match students and employers,
and to assist employers in finding the perfect fit for their team.

Here’s how to apply for an EARN Indiana internship:
1. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
If you haven’t done so already, file your FAFSA for the current academic year by going to
2. Create an Account and complete the EARN Indiana Eligibility Form.
Go to to create a student account and complete a profile. Click on the EARN Indiana banner at the top of your Student Workspace and complete the short form to see if you are eligible.
3. Search for internships.
Use the Quick Search to find internship by keywords or the Advanced Search to narrow your options by industry, location and position type. Make sure you select “yes” under “EARN Indiana Participant” to narrow your search to EARN Indiana internships only.
4. Apply.
Read through the internship postings to find the positions that are best fit for you. Remember, EARN Indiana internships are not just about making money, but gaining valuable experience, making connections, and examining your passions and career interests.

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