Internship Approval Guidelines
Students must have taken at least five information science courses
Have consent and approval of Internship Director
Complete the INFSCI 1085 Student Internship Application Form and have your internship supervisor complete the INFSCI 1085 Employer Internship Agreement Form (send them this link: https://ischoolatpitt.wufoo.com/forms/dins-undergraduate-employer-internship-agreement/).
After these forms have been completed, you will need to contact Alka Singh (firstname.lastname@example.org), Internship Coordinator, for a code to register for the INFSCI 1085 course.
Register for INFSCI 1085
Only one INFSCI internship will count for credit as an INFSCI capstone class requirement. Students who wish to complete a second INFSCI internship must contact their INFSCI advisor.
Student Performance Assessment
Students will be awarded 3 credits for a successfully completed internship
Students will not receive a letter grade for an internship (S/NC); this course will not affect students’ QPA
Students are required to submit two reports during their internships – one in the middle of the term and another one during finals week.
At the midpoint of the term, students must complete the INFSCI 1085 Internship Report.
At the end of the internship period, students must complete a final INFSCI 1085 Internship Report.
At the end of the term, ask your internship supervisor to complete the INFSCI 1085 Employer Internship Evaluation Form (send them this link: https://ischoolatpitt.wufoo.com/forms/infsci-1085-employer-internship-evaluation-form/).
Internship Position Requirements
Internships can be paid or unpaid
10-15 hours of work per week
Must complete the internship in the term when you are registered for INFSCI 1085
Work duties/positions must be directly related to the information science and technology fields. Some examples of acceptable positions are:
- Programmer / web developer / application developer
- Database administrator
- Data analyst
- Business analyst
- Project manager
- Web designer
- Technical liaison
- Quality assurance/systems testing
The following duties/positions will not be accepted as valid internship positions:
- Data entry
- Document scanning
- Help desk triage
- Customer service
For more information about internships in the BSIS Program, please contact:
Room 722 Information Science Building
Alka Singh, Internship Coordinator
Room 507 Information Science Building