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
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.
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
William W. Johnston, Ph.D., Chair
Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science
Jordan Hall 270
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis IN 46208
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