The ultimate tech internship experience.

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Join us for the best summer of your life.

There is more to your life than school, and there should be more to your internship than work. Xtern is the whole package. Work alongside industry leaders at Indy’s fastest-growing tech companies, live and make friends with more than 100 other Xterns from around the country, and experience why Indy is such an awesome place to live.

"Xtern Day Showcases Next Wave of Tech Talent" – Inside INdiana Business

“I loved being an Xtern. I was nervous about it in the beginning because it seemed a bit too good to be true , but I had such a great time and I learned so much. Thank you so much for all of the time and effort put into this program, I loved every minute of it.”

Allison Hartman, Upperhand

Social connectivity and city immersion

Experience social events around the city, highlighting the hottest spots and the hidden gems that make Indianapolis one of the top 10 cities for young professionals.

Professional networking

Attend Tech Talks and networking events to get connected to leaders from Indy’s tech companies. Gain exposure and learn the stories of the companies that fuel our thriving tech ecosystem.

Free downtown housing

Xtern Housing is located on the IUPUI campus at the Riverwalk apartments. Xterns live in four bedroom, two bathroom apartments, and every student has their own room.

Giving back

Attend community service and mentorship events to learn how you are best suited to give back to the community, and use your skills to mentor students that are the future of Indy tech.

Application Timeline

Submit Your Application

Resumes reviewed based on campus and classroom involvement and professional work experience, and alignment to Xtern program values.

Work Sample Assessment

Invited applicants participate in a work sample assessment inspired, guided, and critiqued by industry professionals in corresponding areas of tech- and business-skilled roles.

Committee Reviews

Applicants that complete the work sample assessment are reviewed by a Selection Committee made up of university faculty and industry professionals.

Company Reviews

Applicant scores and resumes are sent to companies for application review and interview preferencing.

Official Finalist Day Invitation

Xtern Finalists receive their official invitation to join us in Indianapolis to interview with Indy’s top companies. Check out the TechPointX Facebook page to see photos from 2018 Finalist Day.

Finalist Day

Applicants and companies participate in a full day of interviews before ranking their preferences. The TechPointX team makes matches and announces matches to the companies at the end of the day. Xtern Finalists will hear from the TechPointX Team by the end of the following week regarding their Finalist Day offer.

Offer and Acceptance

Companies send official offer letters with details about salary, start dates, and expectations. Xterns review offers and accept or decline by the first week of December. Xterns must inform both companies and the TechPointX team.

Access highly-skilled tech talent through our college recruitment engine.

The TechPointX team will visit up to 30 campuses in the region and beyond to recruit the next generation of tech builders. Indy tech companies can rest assured that our Xterns are more than qualified.

Students live on IUPUI campus together and share their experiences working for your company with their peers. It’s a built-in marketing opportunity to help get your brand name to current Xterns and their friends as they go back to school and rave about what they did for you.

We take care of their after-hours, offer housing, and provide professional development and social activities that create the best summer internship experience.

Become a host company

“Our company had one Xtern each of the last two years and plans to have two next year. The talent level of our first Xtern, an Ohio State University student, was nothing short of remarkable. To be honest, I wasn’t even aware this level of talent existed at the intern level. He was assisting to train and mentor the rest of our intern class. That intern recently became a full-time hire.”

Eric Sendelbach, CTO @ MOBI

How it works

Employer Recruitment

Companies can reach out to the TechPointX team, and we will reach out to companies to gauge interest and opportunity.

Company Commitment

Confirm attendance at Xtern Finalist Day and share details of hiring plans with the TechPointX team. Xtern applications are being reviewed by our team as well as university professors and industry professionals during this time.

Xtern Finalist Review

Companies review resumes, work sample assessments, and application information for all Xtern finalists to determine their lists of preferred candidates.

Schedule Determined

Companies submit their interview preferences. TechPointX team creates the schedule for Xtern Finalist Day.

Finalist Day

Applicants and companies participate in a full day of interviews before ranking their preferences. The TechPointX team makes matches and announces offers at the end of the day.

Offer and Acceptance

Companies send official offer letters with details about salary, start dates, and expectations. Xterns review offers and accept or decline by December 2. Xterns must inform both companies and the TechPointX team.

Ongoing Matching

Companies receive continued support and matching if needed. TechPointX continues to communicate with the class of 2020 Xterns to ensure retention. Companies are encouraged to occasionally reach out to help Xterns prepare for the summer.

Xterns Arrive

Xterns arrive in Indy on May 27, 2020 and work for your company for the next 10 weeks.