Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Internship Program Course

Doctor Katherine St. John
Gillet Hall, Rm. 137-E   
718-960-7423

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers two internship courses for undergraduate students who have declared a major or minor in one of the areas of computing at Lehman.

Who is eligible?

Any student who meets the following criteria:

  • is a declared major or minor in CMP, CIS, or CGI, and
  • has completed at least one semester at Lehman, and
  • has a GPA of at least 2.5, and
  • did not receive a penalty grade during the most recently graded semester at Lehman.

What do I get?

Students gain valuable work experience and can earn three undergraduate credits in either CMP 487 or CIS 488.

  • CMP 487 can be used as an elective course toward the Bachelor of Science major in computer science or as an elective toward the minor in computer science.
  • CIS 488 can be used as an elective course toward the Bachelor of Science major in computer information systems or as an elective toward the minor in computer applications.

What do I have to do?

  • Students interested in participating in an internship must first seek clearance from Dr. Katherine St. John.
  • The cleared student must then find an interested company and apply to work there as a college intern.
  • Once accepted by the work site, the student must then complete a Learning Agreement, which must be signed by the student, the work supervisor, the Department Internship Coordinator, and the Administration Internship Coordinator, Mr. Juan Vasquez.Then, and only then, the student will be allowed to register for the Internship Course.

What restrictions must I fulfill?

  • The standard workload is approximately 12 hours per week, 180 hours total.
  • Since the internship requires a substantial time commitment, applicants should not have a job that requires working 20 or more hours a week.
  • No internship can be granted for work done at your regular job, nor even in a separate office of the company for which you work.
  • Only two internship courses may be applied to any one degree.
  • Only one internship course may be applied to any one major or minor.

When can I start?

As soon as you complete the paperwork.

  • You don't have to wait for the beginning of summer or fall semester, as long as you complete the required work in time to be graded.
  • In particular, you may do the work over the summer and have the course registered for the Fall semester.

If you wish to apply, see Dr. Katherine St. John, in Gillet Hall, Rm. 137-E. She will be available for this purpose during posted office hours, which changes each semester, or you may make an appointment by e-mail.

Last modified: Jan 3, 2012

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