College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Math & Actuarial Science

Internship Program

Please read the requirements to make sure you are eligible for the program. Also, fill out and return the Student Application to the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science.

Form 2 is the sponsor application. Form 3 contains the sponsor's acceptance/confirmation of a Butler intern. Form 4 is the internship evaluation form to be completed by the sponsor at the end of the internship.

The LAS Academic Internship Contract and the University Student Internship Agreement should both be completed by each student's academic advisor.  There is no need to print these forms; just know they are required.

When a student approaches a sponsor, it is the student's obligation to provide the sponsor with a resume and to request an interview for the position. It is at the interview stage that a sponsor can accept or reject the applicant.

An internship cannot be approved until both Forms 1 and 2 have been received. Form 3 will be completed after an internship is approved. In order to complete the internship program for a letter grade, Form 4 needs to be completed and turned in to the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science.

The internship program is an important part of our curriculum. It has proven to be exciting for our students and it can be valuable for the sponsor as well.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact me:
William W. Johnston, Ph.D., Chair
Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science
Jordan Hall 270
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis IN 46208
317.940.9521 (office)
317.940.9363 (fax)

Program Requirements

The purpose of the internship program is to provide mathematics and actuarial science majors with realistic work experience during their junior and/or senior years. In order to obtain a better understanding of the professional environment, students will apply classroom training and theory to work situations.

  • An internship must be arranged and approved in advance of the actual work experience.
  • A student intern will register for MA411. Three hours of credit may be earned for an internship.
  • A formalized schedule of work-related activities should be developed by the student intern in consultation with the faculty adviser and the participating sponsor. It is the student's responsibility to develop this schedule in order to insure an orderly procedure for participation in the program.
  • The student intern will be reviewed twice during the semester and should maintain weekly contact with the faculty adviser. The final review and summation will be performed in cooperation with the participating sponsor.
  • The student intern will prepare a final written report describing in detail the total work experience. This report should be given to the Head of the Department.
  • A final grade will be determined from reviews by the faculty adviser and the participating sponsor and from the quality of the final reports.

Internship Forms