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.
Our I491 Capstone Project Internship course allows students to build real-world experience in a professional setting while also fulfilling the capstone experience requirement that would otherwise be satisfied in the I494-495 course sequence.
Major considerations for the approval of a capstone project internship include whether the internship experience involves a substantial technological component that provides the intern learning opportunities that stretch the individual’s skillset in some non-trivial manner. Many capstone project internships involve a large project component, but this is not absolutely necessary.
Students are required to complete 6 credit hours of I491 to satisfy the informatics capstone requirement. (360 hours of supervised work). A maximum of 6 credits are allowed for I491.