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Governor's Summer Intern - MPH Data Science

Date Posted:  Nov 22, 2022
Requisition ID:  415648

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About Summer Internships:


The summer internship program provides participants the opportunity to work with state agency officials, as well as participate in co-curricular components to enrich their experience.  Interns spend at least 50 percent of their time on predetermined projects that enhance college-level skills and abilities.  The co-curricular components of the program ensure competitive, reputable, and inclusive experiential learning. Interns participate in cohort activities on a weekly basis designed to enable:

  • Professional growth and preparedness for the workforce upon graduation
  • Exposure to many facets of state government
  • Networking and camaraderie development among the cohort

About the Indiana Management Performance Hub (IMPH):


The Management Performance Hub (MPH) provides analytics solutions tailored to address complex management and policy questions enabling improved outcomes for Hoosiers. We partner with state agencies to leverage data in innovative ways, facilitating data-driven decision making and data-informed policy making.

Internship Overview:


You will work with MPH Data Scientists and staff to evaluate current efforts and real-time projects.  Examples of projects include:

  • Test and evaluate data solutions as they relate to upgrades to existing software
  • Mine and analyze data from state databases to drive insights into problems and efficiencies in processes while maintaining the standards of organizational excellence
  • Engage with business stakeholders on projects and initiatives to understand their analytical and operational challenges and translate these needs into data solutions


A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Identify and execute one major project related to agency needs and academic area of study
  • Create, develop, and sustain the programmatic efforts for the assigned discipline
  • Analyze data and feedback to provide recommendations 
  • Partner with other relevant stakeholders to promote and enhance the quality of projects
  • Collaborate with State of Indiana agencies to ensure effective implementation of internal and external initiatives


The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education.
  • Academic work in related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze data sets related to discipline 
  • Ability to build relationships, establish credibility, and influence leaders at all levels 
  • Ability to conduct well-informed research
  • Ability to solve complex, critical problems
  • Ability to review and make recommendations on proposed changes to relevant policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.




This internship pays $16.24 per hour.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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