Graduate

Internship Elective

CIS 6946 Internships/Practicums/Clinical Practice

Graduate students who are interested in pursuing an internship and/or registering for credit hours while completing a degree program must turn in the following paper work to the CSE Graduate Program Office (ENB 342A). Students must have completed at least 18 graduate level credits and have a minimum major and cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be eligible to complete an internship. The internship MUST be related the field of study and work experience must be conducted under approved supervision. Paperwork must be completed BEFORE the registration deadline of the semester in which the student will intern. It takes approximately one week for this paperwork to be processed at the department level, so please plan accordingly.

International students who are interested in pursuing an internship should consult with the ISSS about the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) process before starting this procedure.

Students may take up to 2 semesters of internship, but only 3 credit hours may be counted toward their degree. The remaining would be zero (0) credit hours. Master's students who take 3 credit hours of Independent Study will only be able to register for zero (0) credit hours of internship. Students interested in registering must fill out the Graduate Contract Form.

Submit COMPLETED form and copy of job offer to the CSE Graduate Program Office, ENB 342A.

U.S. Students
In order to request approval for this elective you will need the following:

  1. Letter of Offer on Company Letterhead
  2. Completed Graduate Contract selecting Internship

International Students
In order to request approval for this elective you will need the following:

  1. Letter of Offer on Company Letterhead
  2. Completed Graduate Contract selecting Internship
  3. CPT Authorization Form

Students interested in doing internships abroad need to obtain appropriate working visas from the foreign country. Working visas need to be shown along with the Internship Registration Form and company offer letter for course approval.

Upon finalizing the internship, students are required to turn in an Employer Evaluation Form. This form must be completed and signed by the industry supervisor.