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.”
BMW in Greenville, South Carolina has offered Francis Marion University students the opportunity to work as Information Technology interns. The pay varies per department, however, there is a free housing program for those living further than 30 miles.
The current intern job postings are as follows:
· IT Applications Coordinator Domestic Co-op (Fall,Summer 2020)
· Data Scientist Internship
· IT Lab Americas Support Domestic Co-op (Fall 2020)
· DOHA Steering and Roadmap Domestic Co-op (Summer 2020)
2018 Summer REU on Secure and privacy-preserving cyber physical systems
The NSF is hosting a research opportunity for any undergraduates interested in cyber security, mainly the challenges in future smart cities. The program is designed to infuse qualified undergraduates with enthusiasm toward both graduate level education and a career in research.
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Announcement of Awards:
April 1st, 2020
Information for Applying:
Location: Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN
Duration: 10 weeks, from June 1 to August 7
Award Information :
$6,000 stipend for 10 weeks
On‐campus housing included
Round‐trip travel expenses up to $600
The total is approximately $9,000
GRE preparation courses
No prior research experience is required
Must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. university or college
U.S. citizen or permanent resident
We will start processing the applications starting from March 1. Submitted applications after this date may also be considered if some positions are not filled.
Research in Computational Robotics
Students have the opportunity to learn and perform research at the University of South Carolina. They will not only be learning about how research is acted out in a professional environment but they will also be allowed to conduct their own original robotics research.
For more information, visit their site:
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2020
Decision Notifications: March 15, 2020
Program Dates: TBA (late May through early August)
This program is open to all U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Due to NSF requirements, no exceptions can be made. We strongly encourage students from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.
A stipend of $500 per week.
On campus housing in apartment-style dormitories.
A meal allowance of $1200.
Travel expenses up to $600.
Professional development and training workshops.
Coordinated social events.
Students will conduct research in their labs for 40 hours per week.
Participate in all professional development workshops.
Present a poster at the summer-end Research Symposium.
Write a final paper summarizing their findings.
Adhere to all University standards, including the Carolina Creed