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Application Opened October 4th

Click here to apply.

  • CCI Summer Internships are 8 weeks, 35 hours a week
  • June 6th - July 29th, 2022*
  • College interns are paid $13 per hour, High School interns are paid $10.50 per hour
  • Early Decision Application Deadline is January 10th
  • Regular Application Deadline is March 7th 

*We are following University public health guidelines and may need to adjust dates and/or in-person activities accordingly. While the University has not yet determined whether vaccines will be mandated for participants in the summer 2022 CCI Internship Program, the University has mandated vaccines for all its students, faculty, and staff for the fall 2021 semester, and it is likely that some form of vaccine mandate will be applied to summer 2022 CCI Internship participants.

Come See us at these local recruiting events:

2021 Virtual Notre Dame Sustainability Career Expo: Tuesday, October 26th, 6pm-7:30pm 

CCI Summer Internship Info Session: Goshen College, Student Leadership Hub, November 15th, 10am

About the Center for Civic Innovation Internship Program

Our Community-Engaged Educational Ecosystem Model (C-EEEM) brings people from different backgrounds and different sectors -- educational institutions, local government, and community organizations-- together to tackle our community’s most challenging problems. Currently, the centerpiece of our educational ecosystem is a summer internship that launched in 2015. We focus on regional talent development, with our intern teams comprised of students from local universities, state college campuses, community colleges, and high schools. Our interns study different disciplines, and we believe that our success stems from the variety of perspectives that our team members bring. Our internships provide an environment where students can take risks, exercise creativity, and apply what they learn in the classroom to create real impact in the community. Internships run in South Bend and Elkhart full-time for up to 8 weeks each summer. All University of Notre Dame students and college and high school students ages 16 and older from the South Bend-Elkhart region are invited to apply.

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Questions about CCI's South Bend internships may be emailed to Lauren Lounsbury (

For examples of internship projects, please visit the CCI research page and click on a category.

Questions about CCI's Elkhart internships may be emailed to Madison Ward (

Read the CCI Internship Annual Report.   2021 CCI Internship Annual Report


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