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Butler’s Old National Bank Center for Business Excellence

ONB Center Internship Experience

The ONB Center internship allows students to gain real-world business experience by completing projects for businesses, non-profits and Butler University departments. Interns are partnered with these organizations throughout the semester and assigned project-based work based on major, skills, and interest. Students work with multiple external organizations throughout the semester in addtion to completing internal projects for the ONB Center as needed. Interns will also have exposure to multiple networking opportunities throughout the semester through professional development sessions and mentorship assignments. 

The project-based work that student interns complete throughout the semester contributes to the ONB Center’s mission to help privately held businesses be successful. Visit the ONB Center blog to learn about a recent project completed by student interns and hear from past interns about their experience on our testimonials page.

Who is eligible?

Students intersted in becoming Student Analysts through the ONB Center Internship Experience are encouraged to first complete the online BlueWork course (available through Canvas) and complete micro-internship projects as a Student Contractor through the BlueWork platform. Completing micro-internships will provide students with useful skills, experience, and knowledge that will make them a successful Student Analyst. Students who have completed micro-internships through the BlueWork platrform as a Student Contractor will be preferred candidates for the Student Analyst positions through the ONB Center Internship Experience. Students can register for the BlueWork course at any point throughout their time at Butler starting the second semester of their first-year all the way through graduate school. Historically the internship has only been offered to LSB students but as of Summer 2021 and beyond the internship experience will be available to other Butler University colleges.

Additional requirements:

 - Junior or Senior standing

 - 3.2 GPA

 - Taking the internship for-credit

 - Availability to fulfill the for-credit minimum hour requirement  (determined by college) and any specified minimum hour requirement set by the ONB Center

What is BlueWork?

BlueWork is a new platform that connects students and employers for short-term, project-based work opportunities (micro-internships). Students gain valuable work experience to build their resume even prior to an internship experience and organizations gain access to talent without the need to hire and supervise an intern or full-time employee. The platform  will launch in May 2021 for Student Analysts and August 2021 for Student Contractors. Visit the BlueWork page to learn more and to register for the BlueWork course.

What is the BlueWork course?

The BlueWork course is an online course available through Canvas that students must complete in order to become certified to use the BlueWork platform as a Student Contractor. The course consists of two 1.5 hour workshops and four self-paced training modules. The workshops will give students a better understanding of how to manage project-based work and how to use the BlueWork platform. The training modules will help familiarize students with tools that are useful for completing project-based work. Students can register for the next workshop here.

How do I apply for the internship?

Students can apply for ONB Center internship opportunities through Handshake. Please visit the ONB Center Handshake page to see current openings. The ONB Center typically recruits and hires interns for the Fall semester between the months of January and March and for the Spring and Summer semesters between the months of August and October.

What is a day like for an intern?

Student interns will have the opportunity to engage with ONB Center members and partners to work on multiple projects throughout the semester to gain real-world business experiences. The ONB Center receives requests for new projects frequently throughout the semester so the assignments for student interns vary based on the demand.  Projects are assigned to student interns based on major, skills, and interest. Due to the varying projects and tasks assigned each semester, each day will look a little bit different for interns. 

What does an internship project entail?

External projects can take students anywhere from 10-200+ hours over the course of the semester and will require the use of various tools and databases, such as Salesforce, Qualtrics, Canva Pro, Apollo, and more. Internal projects are geared more toward the growth and maintenance of ONB Center strategy and initiatives. Each semester, interns will help maintain platforms for the ONB Center such as LinkedIn, Instagram, the ONB Center Hub, webpages, etc. The ONB Center also has a variety of ongoing programs and initiatives that interns will continue to develop and roll-out including the ONB Center's DEI initiative, monthly events, professional development sessions, etc.

Will I be compensated for my work?

Yes, Student Analysts are part-time temporary Butler University employees and will be compensated at the rate of $13 per hour for their work. Depending on the individual student's minimum hour requirement set in place by their college and project assignments, Spring and Fall semester Student Analysts will work between 10 - 20 hours per week and Summer semester Student Analysts will work between 20 - 40 hours per week. Student Analysts are paid on a biweekly basis.

How do I become an ONB Center Fellow?

Students who have successfully completed the ONB Center internship program are automatically eligible to apply for the recently launched Fellowship program. Check out the ONB Center Fellowship page to learn more.