Projects and Internships
Mentor a Computer Science Intern from URI
Students pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science or a Data Science degree are required to complete a supervised project in Computer Science, which is often satisfied through an internship. To do so they enroll in CSC 499 as their integrative or capstone course.
With your assistance, students will complete a short proposal to help determine whether CSC 499 credit could be awarded for their particular internship. Criteria include the relevance of the work to be performed to the student’s field of study and the supervisory environment. Students are expected to be working on-site with full-time team members routinely engaged in similar work. One-off projects that are dissimilar to the work usually undertaken by an organization are less likely provide the context associated with a successful internship.
Paid / Unpaid
In our experience, almost all internships in computer science are paid. We do not consider whether an internship is paid or unpaid in evaluating its suitability for earning credit.
Many students rely on their earnings to pay for their education. The Rhode Island Governor’s Workforce Board implements a Work Immersion Program that can cover up to 50% of the hourly wages paid to an intern.
Tell Us About an Internship!
We will be happy to post information about internships available in your organization. Within the Computer Science department, we can email announcements to undergraduate and/or graduate student email lists and post them to this site. Please contact the faculty contact listed on our main projects and internships page.
You might also want to post on https://rhodynet.uri.edu/ to reach a wider URI audience.