Francis Marion University is always striving to give their students the best and most important sources to not only further their education, but to make their resumes stand out in their field. We offer our Computer Science students a wealth of experience in their field by allowing students to intern at several companies to give them a better idea of daily life inside their desired job. This also shows future employers that students from our college are capable and ready to perform the tasks they need for the job they want.
The Computer Science program at FMU is offering a course in Internship in Computer Science (CS 475). This course integrates a student’s classroom studies with work-based learning related to student’s academic curriculum and/or career goals. At the work site, the student will engage in a number of supervisor-directed activities documented in a learning agreement that will subsequently be used as part of the student’s evaluation for the course. This course is only available only to Computer Science majors. Approval is needed from the student’s adviser, program coordinator and course coordinator. Students can only take this course once during their undergraduate program.
Currently, the Computer Science program has an internship relationship with the following Florence-area companies:
National Security Administration Computer Science Internship
“In the Computer Science Intern Program (CSIP), you will gain first-hand experience in critical work at NSA, while making a valuable contribution to national security. And you’ll be earning a salary too!
As a CSIP intern, you will have the opportunity to apply your Computer Science skills to NSA hardware and software systems.
Applications are accepted September 1st – November 15th each year.”
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
“NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.”