Computer Science Internship Director
Cheer-sun D. Yang, Ph.D.
Computer Science Department
West Chester University
25 University Ave. #145
West Chester, PA 19383
For general information about internships at West Chester University,
West Chester University students may register for a Computer Science
Internship and work part time or full time in Summer II
or during regular semesters.
Students who are not Computer Science majors should use CSC300 (3 credits).
Computer Science majors should use CSC400 (6 credits);
of the 6 credits, 3 credits can be used to satisfy the major requirements,
and the other 3 credits satisfy general electives.
Computer Science graduate students should use the course
number CSC605 (3 credits).
Course and Grade Requirements
Completion of CSC 141,142, 240, 241 and MAT 151, 161
(each with a C- or better)
CSC GPA of 2.5 or better and MAT GPA of 2.0 or better
Completion of CSC 520, 530, 540, 560 (each with a B or better)
- CSC GPA of 3.0 or better
Internship Jobs Listing
Computer Science internship jobs information is maintained at this site:
Registration and report submission
You need to register for an internship course and pay for the credit hours.
You also need to submit the Final Report in order to receive a letter grade.
Please be sure to submit it via the DropBox of D2L for keeping a record
of your submission; do not send your Final Report
via email to the Internship Director.
For further questions, please refer to the Internship FAQ section
Steps to complete an internship
Find a suitable job or project which provides an opportunity
to apply what you have learned in the Computer Science
Department to problem-solving during the internship.
Some jobs will not be approved for this purpose;
for example, watching an alarm over night, answering phone calls,
minor web site maintenance, delivering pizza, etc.
Acceptable jobs or projects include, but are not limited to, the following:
The acceptance criteria focus more on quality than quantity.
For instance, working 100 hours per week as a data entry person
is not as valuable as
working 5 hours per week for 4 weeks designing a web site.
Students can use the above jobs link
as a starting point.
The listings can be useful regardless of the posting date because
employers may need to more hires.
web site design, development, and deployment (publishing);
computer operation help-desk personnel involving problem clearance;
web team member;
member in a start-up company overseeing some or all of the company operation.
Submit an application. Follow an Internship Application
to generate an application document.
Email this application document with a copy of the offer letter to the
Begin working on the project or job.
Employee Comment Sheet
(via this link, or through D2L).
Allow your supervisor to complete this document
and e-mail it to the Internship Director.
Submit a Final Report.
This should be done before the final week of the semester in which
you have registered for the internship.
You need to document two aspects of the internship:
The report does not have to be lengthy as long
as you document the necessary information. The cover sheet should
your name, student ID, the name of the project/job, time period,
location, and supervisor information.
The body of the report should cover the two aspects listed above.
There is no page limit on the report.
- What have you used during the internship?
- What have you learned during the period?
Please make sure that you complete and submit the final report
via the D2L DropBox
before the final week in order to obtain a letter grade.
Without doing so, you will receive an NG grade, which
automatically changes to an F after the 9th week
of the following semester.
You do not have to wait for completion of the internship to
submit the final report.
You can continue to work on the internship after submission.
Doing so may be necessary if the working period is not consistent
with the Summer II or regular semester period.