Why take an Work
Read the PDF
from CompTIA regarding internships. In the beginning of the
article it states:
"IT careers are "hands-on," and gaining real-world experience gives you
an advantage over other entry-level IT professionals. One of the best
ways to gain experience is through an internship."
Draw your own conclusions.
CIS267 Directed Work Experience
For students: This
course provides work experience for
students seeking experience in computer science or information systems.
- Have completed 12 units toward a Cuyamaca
College CIS Department degree or certificate program.
- Attend the CIS267 program orientation held the
semester prior to the course being offered.
- Work 5 hours per week per unit taken in a paid
assignment or 4 hours per week per unit taken in an unpaid assignment for each hour
- Create a training plan which will
include their occupational goals and objectives for the directed work
- Prepare a resume related to the field
in which they desire a work experience.
- Prepare a list of all classes taken at
Cuyamaca College and other campuses.
- Attend the mandatory orientation meeting
during the semester prior to the start of the work experience class.
- Seek a work experience site. The instructor
may have a few sites, but you will be responsible for locating your
own site that is willing to provide you a work experience program.
- For more information contact the
During the semester students will be
evaluated by their work supervisor and the instructor. Two
meetings will be held during the semester to evaluate the student's
progress in attaining their training goals.
For employers: Students are
seeking meaningful work on real projects. They are granted college
credit for completing the requisite number of hours per unit
satisfactorily. What do you need to do to participate in the
- Contact the instructor with your
intern requirements (what skills are you looking for) prior to the
beginning of the semester. Semesters begin in mid-January and
- Provide meaningful work on real
- Sign a "no harm" contract with the
college stating that you will provide the student with meaningful
work on projects that will meet their training goals and that the
college will cover the student for insurance purposes.
- Evaluate the student at the end of
- Whether or not you pay the student
is up to you. Most do. Some don't.
- Just because the semester ends
doesn't mean the student has to stop working for you. It just
means that the student is no longer covered by the college for
insurance purposes. Many companies have kept the student as an
intern well beyond the end of the semester.
- If you have problems with the
student please contact the instructor.