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CSC 499: Project in Computer Science

Participating in an internship is a great way to put classroom learning into practical experience. While engaged in the supportive environment of an internship, you can test career goals, enhance professional skills, develop self-reliance, self-esteem, and responsibility. Furthermore, these opportunities encourage networking with professionals and will provide increased marketability for employment after graduation.

Below are your two options for earning experiential credits. Please meet with your academic advisor before making a final decision regarding which option is best for you.

CSC 499: Project in Computer Science


  • Advanced standing in computer science
  • Department approval


  • Project in Computer Science
  • Supervised work preparing students for careers in industry and graduate study
  • Normally taken twice in two consecutive semesters
  • 4 credits each (S/U Only)
  • May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits


ITR302/304: Field Experience & Seminar


  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Minimum 60 credits prior to internship
  • Available free elective credits
  • Good academic and social standing


  • Earn between 6 – 15 free elective credits
  • ITR 302 (field experience) 3 – 12 credits (S/U Only)
  • ITR 304 (seminar) 3 credits (Graded)
  • Seminar offered online and in class (in class – spring only)


Explore Past Internship Opportunities

The following list is a SAMPLE of placements in which students have participated for experiential credits. This list is not exhaustive.

Rhode Island Internships

  • APC/Schneider Electric
  • Citadel Broadcasting – HOT 106
  • Farsounder
  • FMGlobal
  • Gold Medal Bakery
  • GTech
  • Lavigne Manufacturing, Inc
  • Learning Works
  • Naval Underwater Weapons Center
  • NCIS
  • The Conference Exchange
  • The Search Agency
  • Washington Trust Bank

Out-Of-State Internships

  • MicroSystems Integration, Inc.
  • Warner Music Group

Sources: Internship Placements from Fall 2010, Spring 2011, & Summer 2011, and Explore Internship Opportunities by Major Archives 2009-2011

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