Internship Opportunities

Overview

Introduction

As one type of optional co-curricular activities, internships provide great opportunities to enhance the classroom learning of our undergraduate students by letting them gain full-time off-campus working experience relevant to the computing profession during or outside the university term time. By working as interns, students can develop interest in a particular application sector and specialize in it. The experience may also help to increase the chances of employment after graduation.

Duration

Depending on the duration, there are different types of full-time internship:

While summer and winter internships are held outside the university term time, longer-term internships such as half-year and one-year internships, sometimes called placements, are taken during the term time and hence require approval for leave from study.

Most companies offering one-year internships only recruit penultimate year students who have completed all except the final year of study.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and tools learned from the Program to a variety of tasks relevant to the computer science and engineering profession;
  2. Recognize the operation and requirement of real-life business, leading to understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities;
  3. Develop effective interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  4. Develop problem-solving skills for a wide range of computer science and engineering problems by taking into consideration various real-life constraints;
  5. Recognize the need for lifelong learning and continuing professional development.

Statistics

A survey on the internship experience was conducted in November 2011. 417 UG students participated in the survey. Following is the data:

Q1. Did you participate in any full-time internship during the past 12 months? Q2. Which company/companies did you work for?
Q3. How long (in months) did your internship last? Q4. What do you think you have learned most from the internship experience?

Companies

The companies that offer internships to our students vary from small technology startups all the way to large multinational corporations. Students have a wide range of choices to suit their preference.

Some of the companies where our students have taken up internships recently are: