CIS 4910 - Information Systems Internship
The internship course is designed to bridge the gap between the academic environment and the professional environment. Internships provide an opportunity for students to link theory with practice in a nonacademic setting and provide practical, real-world experiences which cannot be simulated in the classroom. Students will have an opportunity to experience the working world, solidify career goals, test possible career choices, build professional networks, and gain a better understanding of employer expectations and a clearer sense of what they still need to learn.
The following restrictions apply: A student who is currently employed may not seek internship credit with the same employer. A student cannot receive retroactive academic credit for a past internship experience. Prerequisites are enforced for the internship course and cannot be taken simultaneously with the internship course unless expressly stated as a corequisite.
Proposed internship experiences and internship responsibilities must be approved in advance by your Department Head. The credit worthiness of an internship will be judged by whether the duties, activities and skills/knowledge required for the internship closely approach those of a practicing business professional. The approval process takes time. Students must apply for academic credit well in advance of registration deadlines. The process requires the student to submit a typed internship description from the employer detailing substantial responsibilities. Finally, the internship must result in a minimum of 120 verifiable work hours.
Internship courses will be graded according to the following grading system: satisfactory/unsatisfactory.
Prerequisite: Admission to Upper Division