Y399 internships must be approved by Luddy before any authorization to enroll will be given. The approval decision will be based on the prerequisites listed above.
To apply, potential interns should visit the Luddy Careers Site and submit an application (login and click on “Internship for Credit”). The application is expected to include a description of the project(s) you will be working on during the internship. It is recommended that you consult with your supervisor before completing this application. Please note that your employer must agree to provide meaningful feedback regarding an intern’s performance during the internship (as part of the end-of-semester evaluation) before your application can be approved.
It is preferred that students submit their application as soon as possible after securing an internship (i.e., the previous semester). Applications must be submitted no later than the end of the second week of the semester during which the internship will begin.
Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering staff will verify that interns are in full compliance with prerequisite requirements. After the application form is submitted, schedule a faculty meeting to discuss the proposed project and the expectations and requirements for the internship. The internship application will NOT be approved without the faculty meeting. For remote students, a conference call or Skype meeting may also be arranged. After the application has been approved, interns will be authorized to register for the Y399 course.
Major considerations for the approval of a project internship include (1) whether the intern will have a project assignment providing adequate experience, (2) whether the student has provided adequate technical details about the project, its goals, technologies used, and information about other responsibilities and activities, and (3) will the student be able to write the required project report at the conclusion of the internship.