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Department of Computer Science at Lehman College

Internship Program Course

Prof. Eva Sofianos
Gillet Hall, Rm. 304
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursday
11:00AM - 12:00PM
3:15PM - 3:45PM  

For priority, and to see availability, use the scheduler below.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers two internship courses for undergraduate students who have declared a major or minor in one of the areas of computing at Lehman.

Who is eligible?

Any student who meets the following criteria:

  • is a declared major or minor in CMP or CIS, and
  • has completed at least one semester at Lehman, and
  • has a GPA of at least 2.5, and
  • did not receive a penalty grade during the most recently graded semester at Lehman.

What do I get?

Students gain valuable work experience and can earn three undergraduate credits in either CMP 487 or CIS 488.

  • CMP 487 can be used as an elective course toward the Bachelor of Science major in computer science or as an elective toward the minor in computer science.
  • CIS 488 can be used as an elective course toward the Bachelor of Science major in computer information systems or as an elective toward the minor in computer applications.

What do I have to do?

  • Students interested in participating in an internship must first seek clearance from Prof. Sameh Fakhouri.
  • The cleared student must then find an interested company and apply to work there as a college intern.
  • Once accepted by the work site, the student must then complete a Learning Agreement, which must be signed by the student, the work supervisor, the Department Internship Coordinator, and the Internship Coordinator, Ms. Luisiana Baez-Canela.Then, and only then, the student will be allowed to register for the Internship Course.

What restrictions must I fulfill?

  • The standard workload is approximately 12 hours per week, 180 hours total.
  • Since the internship requires a substantial time commitment, applicants should not have a job that requires working 20 or more hours a week.
  • No internship can be granted for work done at your regular job, nor even in a separate office of the company for which you work.
  • Only two internship courses may be applied to any one degree.
  • Only one internship course may be applied to any one major or minor.

When can I start?

As soon as you complete the paperwork.

  • You don't have to wait for the beginning of summer or fall semester, as long as you complete the required work in time to be graded.
  • In particular, you may do the work over the summer and have the course registered for the Fall semester.

If you wish to apply, see Prof. Eva Sofianos, in Gillet Hall, Rm. 304. She will be available for this purpose during posted office hours, which changes each semester, or you may make an appointment by e-calendar.