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Governor's Summer Intern - CHE Financial Aid

Internship Overview

The Commission for Higher Education Financial Aid Intern will work primarily as a member of the Postsecondary Transitions team supporting the implementation of the 21st Century Scholars program and increasing FAFSA filing for high school seniors and postsecondary students. The position will report to the Director for Postsecondary Program Implementation. There are three pillars guiding the CHE HOPE Agenda – college enrollment, college completion, and college graduate retention – and the 21st Century Scholars programs and FAFSA filing address all three.


The intern will collaborate internally with the K-12 Outreach, State Financial Aid, Marketing and Communications, and Public Policy teams, and externally with K-12 and higher education partners. Following the 2023 legislative session, CHE will automatically enroll all eligible students into the 21st Century Scholars program for which high school seniors are required to submit the FAFSA. The intern will assist with increasing eligible students’ engagement in the 21st Century Scholars program and FAFSA filing to increase college-going, utilization of state financial aid, and college completion.


A Day in the Life

The essential functions of this internship are:

  • Support the CHE K-12 Outreach team to communicate with K-12 school superintendents, principals, and counselors to (a) submit final graduation details for the class of 2024 and (b) submit preliminary graduation details for the class of 2025 to support determining students’ eligibility for state financial aid and Indiana Pre-Admissions: Your Path to College.
  • Collaborate with CHE’s State Financial Aid team to upload data from the Indiana Department of Education to the ScholarTrack system and support CHE’s K-12 Outreach team to ensure that school rosters are up to date in the ScholarTrack system.
  • Partner with the Senior Outreach Coordinators and Financial Aid Support Specialists to draft updated content for the high school Scholar Success Program for 21st Century Scholars.
  • Partner with the Marketing & Communications team to update the Learn More Indiana website and all related resources/materials about 21st Century Scholars and FAFSA for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Draft 21st Century Scholars enrollment letters to be mailed to parents/guardians, as well as e-mail communications for high school counselors.
  • Partner with CHE’s Postsecondary Transitions Manager and Content Marketing Specialist to develop e-mail and social media campaigns for 2024-2025 to encourage 21st Century Scholars to sign their pledge and complete their Scholar Success Program activities and encourage high school seniors to file the FAFSA.


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.