The final report describes the internship experience. It must be correct in
spelling, punctuation, grammar, and writing
style. Papers that do not meet these standards will not be accepted.
When using technical terminology and acronyms, define them. Don't assume
that everyone who reads your paper will be familiar with every computer
If you need some help with your writing skills, consult
Your paper must address at least the following topics, plus
any others you wish to include.
In addition, the following optional sections may be included:
- Describe the company you worked for: its location, size, history,
business focus, etc.
- Describe in moderate detail the project or projects you worked on.
Documentation and code for your projects would
make good appendices.
- Describe your contributions to these projects. Will your work be
incorporated into the company environment?
If you worked on public web pages for your project, include the URLs.
- Describe the hardware and software systems you used and whether it was
difficult to get up to speed on them.
- Describe the nature and degree of your training and supervision
during your internship. Did you receive extensive training? Were you
closely supervised or fairly independent?
- Evaluate your internship. Was it worthwhile? How well did your
school work prepare you for the internship? What impact
has it had on your career plans? On your personal growth? On your
understanding of the field of Computer Science? Is this a good internship
for another student to take?
The report should be in Portable Document Format (PDF) and sent directly by email to
the CS Department Internship
- Provide a bibliography if warranted.
- To document your work, you may include up to 10 pages of
supporting material that you produced as an appendix. This may
include samples of program or HTML code that you wrote, scripts, screenshots,
technical documentation, etc.