Finding an Internship

Where to Start?
It is the student’s responsibility to find an internship, though the CIS department will assist students with this.  Here are some links to resources to help:
Students should start their internship search early.  Some summer internship are listed in the Fall, October – December, and are filled by Christmas break.  Others are listed in January – March and filled shortly after the Private College Job Fair, which is often a good place to look for internship in the Twin Cities.  At times there are last minute summer internships posted in April and May.  Internships during the school year are often posted in late August and September.
Community Service Internships

If you cannot find a paid internship or your work schedule prevents you from working full-time on an internship, consider volunteering to work for a non-profit organization. Many organizations, including churches, animal shelters, food shelves and other service organizations, welcome volunteers with computer experience.

You can spread your volunteer work over 3-12 months to get the require 150 hours of work. You can also spread your work over multiple organizations. You will need to identify a supervisor as the non-profit organization to complete some of the internship forms.

If you live in Duluth, the Duluth YMCA and the St. Scholastica Monastery regularly has unpaid internships available.

For Student going to Graduate School

If your plans include going to a research-based graduate program, you should consider completing an summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).  Summer research experience can be used to fulfill the CIS 4555 requirement.  Some lists of possible REUs: