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Hillman Internship

The most prestigious and intensive internship at the Prindle Institute

Hillman Interns have the largest time commitment and greatest involvement with the Institute’s events and programs. Hillman Interns develop content and programs for our robust K-12 ethics education initiatives. Hillman Interns also attend all Prindle Institute events and create their own individual projects. Please contact Emily Knuth (eknuth@depauw.edu) or Haley Thompson (haleythompson@depauw.edu) with any questions about the internship or the application.

Current Hillman Interns

Photograph of a group of diverse DePauw University students who make up the current Hillman intern cohort
Current Hillman intern cohort

Find out more about our current cohort of Hillman interns and the work they’ve done for the Prindle Institute.

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Ready to commit?

Applications for the 2023-24 academic year will open in winter 2023. Before you consider applying, please carefully read through the following information. The Hillman Internship commitment typically consists of 8-10 hours per week during the academic year. All interns are expected to:

  • Attend and help out at every Prindle Institute event
  • Work in a small interest group to develop programming for our K-12 ethics education initiatives

Our Hillman Interns get to engage in meaningful work, have thoughtful discussions about the ethics issues they are the most passionate about, and  develop lasting relationships with each other and with members of the Prindle Institute staff. Past Hillman Interns have gone on to become professors, doctors, U.S. Senate staffers, and policy experts.

If you’re ready to apply for this internship, please be prepared to fill out the application below. The Hillman Internship application packet must consist of:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • “Unofficial” academic transcript (from e-services)
  • The names of two faculty references
  • Your response to the following prompt: Use your imagination and briefly describe a creative project that you might use to make ethics come alive for a child or adolescent. You can choose whatever age group you want, just be sure to specify who your audience is. (Example, This is a creative writing project for high school students.) (500 word limit)
  • Write a short reflection piece (1000 words) on the following question: What are two ethical issues that you are currently conflicted about but would like to keep in mind – and make progress on – during your time as a Hillman Intern? (1000 word limit)

If you have any questions about the spring application process, please e-mail Emily Knuth (eknuth@depauw.edu) or Haley Thompson (haleythompson@depauw.edu).

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