The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering believes real-world experience is a valuable part of any educational program. Internships provide an avenue for students to build that critical experience, and Luddy students can receive credit for selected, career-related work that involves professional activity representative of informatics.
Through the I391 Internship in Informatics Professional Practice course, students may earn 1-3 credits toward their degree, and a maximum of 3 credits will count as general electives toward graduation. Sixty (60) hours of supervised work is required per credit hour taken.
I391 credit is generally given for internships completed when the student is a freshman, sophomore, or junior, and has not completed the majority of core classes in informatics. The technology component of the internship need not be extensive, but it must be present.