Internships may be arranged by the Department or the student. If the internship is arranged by the student, the student needs to find an employer who offers an internship position. The work to be done during the internship must be related to computer science. The internship must amount to at least 300 hours (e.g., 15 weeks at 20 hours/week).

Undergraduate students must be full-time students during the time of the internship and must have successfully completed all 100- and 200-level CS courses required in the major.

Students must obtain approval from the Department to gain credit for an internship. For undergraduate students, please contact the Department Chair; for graduate students, please contact the Graduate Program Director. To obtain approval, students must submit an official letter from the sponsoring organization. In the letter, the sponsoring organization should state (1) to whom this internship is offered; (2) the time period and total hours for the internship; (3) the tasks the intern will carry out; and (4) the supervisor for the intern.

Once an internship arrangement is approved by the Department, the student must register for 50:198:497 (undergraduate) or 56:198:697 (graduate) by the registration deadline.

At the end of the semester, students will receive a letter grade (A – F) for their internship based on an evaluation letter submitted to the Department from the internship supervisor.