Computer Science Internships
Computer Science internships are work experiences in which currently enrolled
students work for companies willing to supervise an educational experience
that is of mutual benefit to the student and the company.
Although a computer science internship is not a requirement for graduation,
at UMD we encourage our majors in
Computer Science and Computer Information Systems to complete an internship
as part of their undergraduate
An internship provides students
with valuable experience about the working world and enables them to
learn about employment opportunities that await them upon graduation.
Students who have successfully completed CS 2511, Software Analysis and
Design, are eminently qualified to contribute positively to a company
during an internship.
Internships sometimes result in offers of permanent employment.
Internships should apply directly to careers in computer science.
They should be positions that are related to:
Routine jobs such as data entry clerk or computer operator are not acceptable
as internship positions.
- System analysis or design
- Software engineering
- Software testing
- Database management
- Web application development
- Mobile application development
- Network administration
- Computer security
- Any other area with significant computer science content.
Computer science internships are usually paid positions that vary between
$10-20 per hour.
Internships often occur over the summer, when students are not enrolled in
However, if an internship is with a local company it can occur any time.