Internships are available and encouraged for both our Undergraduate and our Graduate students.  Students have expanded their skill-sets, prepared for life after SJU, and built relationships that have helped throughout their careers.

Internship Objectives

  • First-hand experience of the daily activities of professionals in Computer Science and related fields.
  • Verification of an interest in a particular area of Computer Science or Information Technology.
  • Develop and hone skills required for the computing or technology profession.
  • Establish contacts outside the academic community who will facilitate a career in Computer Science or Information Technology.

Basic Requirements

  1. During the semester, a minimum of 8 hours weekly for 14 weeks. Students work one full day or two half-days. However, this can be flexible depending upon the site’s needs.
  2. During the summer, between junior and senior year, full-time for 8 weeks. This is the best alternative.
  3. Attendance at meetings with the internship coordinator/faculty mentor to discuss intern log and site issues. Two or three meetings a semester are typical.

Other Requirements

  1. A detailed narrative on your internship site
    • Location, size and type of business
    • Organizational structure
    • Recent operational history
  2. Internship log
    • Filled in after each visit to the internship site during the semester
    • Must be evaluated by the internship coordinator/faculty mentor at meetings.
  3. Report and Oral presentation
    • A report must be submitted on a topic related to your internship
    • A short presentation of your report to the department is required

Electronic version of each is required
Narrative, log and report must be typed

Grading

Grades will be determined by:

  1. Internship Agreement and midterm/final evaluations by your on-site supervisor. Evaluation forms are sent twice a semester
  2. Quality of narrative, log, report and presentation
  3. Attendance
  4. Meetings with internship coordinator/faculty mentor
  5. Punctual and regular site attendance

Internship Presentations