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internship program at NIFS

NIFS offers 14-week internships to provide practical experience to students studying within the health/fitness field. Click here for a detailed description of the various internship opportunities. A stipend of $150 is provided every 2 weeks to assist with academic and living expenses.

Internship Positions

Download an Intern Application (PDF)


Fall 2018
August 27, 2018 – November 30, 2018
Last Day to Apply:  May 25th, 2018

Spring 2019
January 21, 2019 – April 26, 2019
Last Day to Apply:  September 21, 2018

Summer 2019
May 6, 2019 – August 9, 2019
Last Day to Apply:  February 1, 2019



Before applying for a particular semester, please make sure that you are available to begin your internship on the date indicated above. If you are not able to start your internship on the date listed, you will not be eligible for that semester and must consider applying for a different semester.
In order to apply, you need to send the following:
  1.  A completed application form (See link at top of page)
  2.  An updated resume
  3.  A copy of your transcripts (this can be a copy issued to you or an official copy)
Once all of this material is received, it will be forwarded to the appropriate coordinator(s) for review. Selection will occur during the time frame listed above. Positions will be determined based on experience, achievement, professional recommendations and a phone interview.

Please send your application to:

NIFS Attention: Ashley Smith, 250 University Boulevard Indianapolis, IN 46202.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Ashley Smith, Internship Coordinator, at (317) 274-3432 ext. 287 or email.

For an internship application, click here.


The internship program of the National Institute for Fitness and Sport is committed to educating, mentoring, and leading students by providing practical job experiences and engaging students in meaningful career development activities.