Now Accepting applications for 2020 Summer Internship!


(Note: Both the South Bend (BCe2/We2) and Elkhart (EC) Internship applications are included in this link)




Early Decision*

January 6th, 2020

February 10th, 2020

Round 2

February 24th, 2020

March 23rd, 2020

*Early decision offers will go out by February 10th, 2020. We will continue to interview and fill our remaining spots up until March 23rd, 2020

The Educational Ecosystem (E2) internship, which includes Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem, Westside Educational Ecosystem and Elkhart Catalyst Educational Ecosystem, is a partnership that pilots and contributes to community-engaged, sustainable projects to address real world challenges in South Bend and Elkhart Indiana. Interns work in small project teams to approach complex community issues through technical, analytical, and empathetic problem-solving skills. Intern project teams use design thinking methodology, meet with stakeholders, and develop project plans to create meaningful and positive impact in the surrounding community. 

Intern Benefits:

  • 8-week paid internship through the University of Notre Dame

  • Professional mentors for interns

  • Exceptionally diverse and collaborative environment 

  • Professional and personal development opportunities (including leadership and project management) 

Job Requirements: 

  • Current or recently graduated college or high school student

  • Must be at least 16 years or older at the start of internship

  • Must be available for the entire 8-week duration and work hours (College: 40 hours/week, High School: 20 hours/week)  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM with some night and weekend meetings required.

  • Accepting applicants from all academic backgrounds with interest in our three focus areas: community development, urban sustainability, and internet of things 

  • Strong interpersonal skills to build rapport with project and community partners 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment both independently and in a group setting.

For general program questions and BCe2/We2 (South Bend) internship questions, contact internship program manager, Lauren Lounsbury ( 

For questions specific to Elkhart Catalyst, please contact the Elkhart Catalyst program coordinator, José Chiquito (