A student may wish to arrange an off-campus experience with a business, industry, service agency, high school, governmental office, or another appropriate organization. The course credit for an internship depends on the length and the actual learning situation. Students work with their academic advisor to determine the credit. Many of the supervising organizations pay a salary although this is not necessary. We believe that this is a valuable learning experience for an individual during the junior or senior year.
In recent years students have had internships at the National Energy Technology (Dept. of Energy); Lucas Systems Inc.; Applied Physics Laboratory (division of Johns Hopkins University); Bright Futures Academic Corp.; Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); and Caputo Insurance Agency. Students have also participated in Research Experience for Undergraduates programs (REU) at the University of Michigan, Texas A&M University, and Kansas State University. In addition, Dr. Shaffer works with student lab assistants for the UNIX Lab and for the CS 151 Lab.