The Department of Computer Information Systems offers students an opportunity to gain work experience in an industry-related area while also earning course credit.
Internships can be full-time or part-time, and paid or unpaid.
The internship class credit option is designed to complement a student’s formal education with practical and meaningful IT-related work experience.
Internship course registration occurs during normal class registration periods, so be sure to plan ahead. In other words, if you want to start an internship in the spring, find the job during fall semester. The department offers online courses during the summer semester to help students pursue internship opportunities outside Atlanta.
You will need to know the following:
- semester and year of internship
- company and division you will work for
- learning objectives
- anticipated daily tasks
- self-directed dates of what you will learn and when
Undergraduate students: Please see the CIS 4970 Field Study in CIS Handbook for proposal examples.
*Graduate students only. A scanned copy is fine.
Please ask your employer to confirm your employment with a letter or email. A job offer letter on company letterhead, or an email offer, is common. You can send other proof, such as a scan of your company badge or paycheck. Please mark out, cover or hide any confidential information.
Undergraduate students: Review the above internship proposal examples to apply for internship approval at the link below.
Graduate students: Review the above internship proposal examples to apply for internship approval at the link below.
Once you submit the paperwork and the department approves your proposal, you will be notified about its approval and given instructions for your Field Study in Computer Information Systems course. You will receive an error if you register before obtaining departmental approval.
Students who obtain an internship for course credit must sign up for CIS 4970 - Field Study in Computer Information Systems, and can use it to replace the CIS 4980 - System Development Projects capstone course. Currently enrolled undergraduate students are eligible to obtain internships if they are in good academic standing and have completed the required 3000-level courses as part of their degree.
Graduate students who obtain an internship for course credit must sign up for CIS 8391 - Field Study in Computer Information Systems.