Department of Computer Information Systems

Department of Computer Information Systems



As part of their degree experience, students are encouraged to participate in the Internship Program.  The Internship Program provides real world, on-the-job experience and opportunities to practice what has been learned in class.  After graduation, many interns remain with companies that sponsored their internships.

What is an Internship? 

  • An internship is a valuable experience for the student. With an internship, you can earn money while you learn and finally get back some of the money you have spent on your education.
  • Besides receiving money, you receive college credit. Up to 6 internship credit hours can be applied toward the CIS BS degree or the PBC.
  • You do not receive a letter grade, it is pass/fail only.
  • Most of all, it gives you an opportunity to get real-world experience.
  • You meet people who give you tips and become valuable when you need references.
  • Besides, it looks great on a resume.
  • Read on to find out exactly who is eligible and how you can get involved.

Who is Eligible?

  • Baccalaureate students who are enrolled in Division of Arts and Sciences and accepted into the CIS Department have first priority.
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • Students seeking the department's Associate degree, a minor in CIS or the PBC are also eligible.

How Do I Get Started?

  • Look for a suitable internship.
  • The CIS Department has a list of currently available internships.
  • If there is nothing that appeals to you, talk to the Coordinator and explain what your interests are.
  • Register for CSCI Y398 or COAS W398 Internship in Professional Practice.
  • During the internship, you will be required to turn in all required documentation (progress reports, supervisor evaluations, etc).
  • All documents must be properly signed and total hours of work certified.

Online Help Wanted Listings

For More Information Contact: 

 Professor Bill Dorin, Internship Coordinator 

Phone: 219-980-6662 
Fax: 219-981-4247