We strongly encourage Computer Science students to pursue internship opportunities.
- An internship will give you practical experience that is valued by prospective employers.
- You may meet your capstone experience requirement in the CS major through an internship.
- One of the best ways for you to identify internships is by attending our Board of Advisors meetings, held once per semester on campus.
- The Experiential Education Office will help you to identify internship opportunities and arrange for getting academic credit for your internship experience.
- AfterCollege, Inc., has arranged with our department to provide a Job Resource Center with listings of internship and job opportunities appropriate to CS students.
- Most CS internships are paid!
- Haden Land, a 1984 CIS alumnus and an employee of Lockheed Martin, has endowed a scholarship for CS students who engage in off-campus internships in aerospace-related companies. The sholarship provides financial assistance for living expenses during the internship period.
- Ronald Fishbeck, a 1980 CIS alumnus, and his wife Teresa have established an endowed scholarship at SUNY Potsdam in support of students pursuing an internship in computer science. The scholarship is open to computer science majors of at least junior status who have an overall GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students who have secured an internship in the health care field, although this is not a requirement. Mr. Fishbeck is CEO of the $80 million company Systems Made Simple, Inc., headquartered near Washington, D.C., which has achieved recognition in the Inc. 500’s List of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies every year for the past three years.
More information on internship scholarships is available at http://www.potsdam.edu/support/eeo/internships/forms.cfm.
Some examples of recent internships are: