Internship in Computer Science (CS 4410) course serves as an upper division elective for CS majors. The goal is for students to apply and expand the knowledge and skills they had already developed in classrooms. Students learn to solve real world problems working hand in hand with professionals in their disciplines, making a seamless transition to the professional workplace or towards advanced degress in graduate and professional schools.
Students may get credit by enrolling in CS 4410 for volunteer or paid, off-campus or on-campus work related to their major. Students may register for 1 unit for each 60 hours of work, up to 2 units per semester. CS majors could apply a maximum of 2 units of CS 4410 as Major Electives.
How to Sign up for CS 4410?
- Students must identify an internship sponsor prior to registering in CS 4410.
- CS 4410 should be taken concurrently with intership.
- Student must complete the CS 4410 Internship Learning Plan available in the Department Office or online (PDF). This form requires signatures of your Job Supervisor (with his/her business card) and the designated department Internship Coordinator. This form needs to be submitted to the faculty coordinator for approval by the 3rd day of classes.
- Submit the signed form to the Department Office. A permission number to enroll in CS 4410 will be generated for you after faculty approval.
- After enrolling, you will need to submit additional University internship forms at BroncoServe https://app.calstates4.com/cpp. Here's a brief guide for students from the Center for Community Engagement.
- Students who fail to complete the online forms by the end of Week 2 will be dropped from the class.
- For each unit taken, you are expected to complete a minimum of 4 hours service each week or 60 hours per semester.
- By the end of Week 15, you are expected to submit a 2-page report describing your duties and the value of this experience as it relates to your education and career goals. Please consult your faculty coordinator for the report submission mechanism.
- Grading is based on evaluations from the internship supervisor and the report submitted by the student.