Consistent with Cal Poly Pomona's learn-by-doing approach to teaching, the CIS Department has a very active internship program coordinated by Professor Tobi West (

Intern students can be hired at any time of the year. Since Cal Poly Pomona is on a quarter system, the preferred employment starting dates coincide with the beginning of a quarter: September, January, or March.


The CIS 441 & 442 Internships classes are not offered during the summer session.
Want to add CIS 441/442 Internship Class for the Spring 2018 quarter? Attend one of the mandatory introductory meetings on 03/14/18.

Mandatory meetings will be held on Wednesday, March 14th for students wanting to add the CIS internship classes for Spring quarter. You must already have a job with CIS-related duties that will last the entire Spring quarter. CIS 441 and 442 do not count toward your CIS Advanced Electives units.

To receive an add code for internship class credit, you must already have a CIS-related job. The meetings will be held on Wednesday, March 14th, 12:00-1:00PM and 5:00-6:00PM in building 164, room 1011The last day to add classes for the Spring 2018 quarter is April 2nd.  

Attend one of these meetings in order to receive add code(s):
- Wed 03/14/18 12-1PM, Bldg 164, Room 1011
Wed 03/14/18 5-6PM, Bldg 164, Room 1011

If adding the internship units causes you to exceed 20 units, you will need to submit a Petition to Exceed Unit Cap form found at  The College of Business Administration Student Success Center will no longer accept these forms unless they have been electronically filled in and has your written signature. Please keep in mind that the Department Advisor and the Department Chair need to sign the form prior to submitting the form to the College of Business Administration Student Success Center.  

Please check with the CBA Student Success Center on the deadline for submitting the form. The CBA Student Success Center recommends that the unit cap petition be turned in by March 28th to allow time to complete the process. After the form is fully approved, you will need to take it to the Registrar's Office to add the class by the add deadline of April 2nd.