Mathematics and Computer Science Internships
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has a strong internship program, which is supported by company referrals through the Office of Career Development.
The department has partnerships with both large and small companies throughout Long Island and New York City. Student interns are placed at companies such as Northwell Health, Suffolk County offices and Canon USA. Summer placements include such established companies as NASA and Brookhaven National Laboratories. Of the internships completed in the past five years, at least 88 percent of these students had permanent employment in their field upon graduation.
Internships, a high impact educational practice, have been found to increase not only student graduation rates but also career placement rates, as students often are hired by the companies where they intern.
The internship experience is designed to provide the student with a carefully supervised hands-on experience in a particular area relating to their major. A minimum of 100 hours will be spent under the supervision of a member of the business-industrial community, acting in conjunction with a designated faculty member. Students can earn college credit while participating in paid internships. The program allows for a flexible schedule where a student spends at least one day or two half-days per week at a company with at least 100 hours of supervised work for 2 credits, (150 hours for 3 credits). For 3 credits an additional research paper on a topic related to your internship must also be submitted.
- Junior or preferably senior status
- In most cases an internship in the semester before you graduate, sometimes leads to a position in the company where you intern.
- A GPA of at least 2.7, preferably greater than a 3.0
- Sufficient course background for the proposed internship
- It is advisable to have completed the majority of the required major courses
- Regular meetings with a faculty member to discuss your progress, accomplishments and any questions, concerns or problems that may arise