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The IUP Computer Science Department has a well-earned reputation for producing interns who draw high praise from employers that sponsor them.

Computer Science students interested in an internship have a couple of programs to choose from. For more information, contact Dr. David Smith, internship coordinator.

Summer/Fall or Spring/Summer

For this program, an internship lasts twenty-three weeks and spans one semester (Fall or Spring) and one summer. Interns are paid and earn 12 academic credits. They also gain valuable experience that they can cite on their résumés. The most common type of position that interns may receive involves three-tier architecture, working on one or more of the components; however, there are a wide variety of positions and companies.

Qualifications for Applying

  • You must be a junior. Internships are taken during the second semester of the junior year or the first semester of the senior year.
  • You should have completed or should currently be taking all of the following courses: COSC 105, 110, 210, 220, 300, 310, 319, 341, and 380. No more than one exception to this list is allowed.
  • For unconditional approval, you must have a grade-point average in Computer Science of 3.0 or higher and an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. For conditional approval, you must have a GPA in Computer Science of 2.5 or higher and an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • You must agree to return to IUP as a full-time student for at least one semester after completing the internship, and, during that time, you must take at least one COSC course numbered above 400.

Summer/Summer

The Summer/Summer program spans two summers (twelve weeks each) typically following the sophomore and junior years. Interns are paid and earn 12 academic credits total (six credits per summer). A wide variety of positions and companies are available.

Qualifications for Applying

  • You must be at least a sophomore.
  • You should have completed or should currently be taking all of the following courses: COSC 105, 110, 210, [220], 300, 310, [319], [341], and [380]. Language and Systems track students are not required to take 220, 319, 341 and/or 380 may be waived for the first summer.
  • For unconditional approval, you must have a grade-point average in Computer Science of 3.0 or higher and an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. For conditional approval, you must have a GPA in Computer Science of 2.5 or higher and an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Computer Science Department
  • Stright Hall, Room 319
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2524
  • Fax: 724-357-2724
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  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.