CpE Internships and Co-Ops

INTERNSHIP/CO-OP CREDIT

The CpE program offers students an opportunity to integrate classroom instruction with practical work experience. The Co-op/Internship program gives students the opportunity to verify academic and vocational interests, gain valuable experience in the chosen field prior to graduation, and earn income that can be used to defray college expenses. The work experience is conducted under approved industrial, business, institutional, or governmental agency supervision.

INTERNSHIP POLICY

EEL 4940, Practical Work (Internship) is a one-credit course that may be applied toward the technical electives requirement for CpE undergraduate degree programs. Students may register for EEL 4940 a maximum of three times for a total of three credits. It may only be taken S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory). Registration for the course is handled through the CpE Academic Advisor Student Services.

To register for Practical Work (Internship), a formal letter from the sponsoring company describing the nature of the internship must be on file in Student Services before the end of the registration drop/add period. The letter must indicate that the student will be working approximately 40 hours a week over the term of the semester (approximately 600 hours total) and that the internship is computer science/engineering related, provide a description of the student’s responsibilities, and provide detailed contact information of the person or persons who will be supervising the student during the internship.

To successfully complete Practical Work (Internship) with a grade of Satisfactory, a 2-4 page Post-Internship Report written by the student, and a formal Evaluation Letter written by the student’s supervisor(s) is due in the CISE Student Services office one week prior to the end of finals week. The Evaluation Letter must include a review of the student’s work during the internship, an evaluation by the student’s supervisor(s) indicating whether or not the student has satisfactorily completed the internship, and detailed contact information of the person or persons who have supervised and evaluated the student’s performance.

CO-OP POLICY

EEL 4949 Co-op is a one-credit course that may be applied toward the technical electives requirement for CISE undergraduate degree programs. Students may register for EEL 4949 a maximum of three times for a total of three credits. It may only be taken S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory). The Co-op can either be taken as an Alternating Co-op in which a student works full-time in non-consecutive semesters with a company while only registering for CIS4949 or as a Parallel Co-op in which a student works part-time for consecutive semesters with a company while enrolled as a full-time student at UF. Registration for the course is handled through ECE Student Services. Co-op students are also asked to meet with an advisor at the Career Connections Center before the Co-op begins. The Career Connections Center will keep a file on the student’s Co-op experience.

To register for a Co-op a formal letter from the sponsoring company describing the nature of the Co-op must be on file in Student Services before the end of the registration drop/add period. In the case of an Alternating Co-op, the letter must indicate that the student will be working approximately 40 hours a week over the term of the semester (approximately 600 hours total). In the case of a Parallel Co-op, the letter must indicate that the student will be working approximately 20 hours a week over the term of the semester (approximately 300 hours total). The letter must also indicate that the internship is computer science/engineering related, provide a description of the student’s responsibilities, and provide detailed contact information of the person or persons who will be supervising the student during the internship.

To successfully complete the Co-op with a grade of Satisfactory, a 2-4 page Post-Internship Report written by the student, and a formal Evaluation Letter written by the student’s supervisor(s) is due in the CISE Student Services office within one week prior to the end of finals week. The Evaluation Letter must include a review of the student’s work during the internship, an evaluation by the student’s supervisor(s) indicating whether or not the student has satisfactorily completed the internship, and detailed contact information of the person or persons who have supervised and evaluated the student’s performance.

Registration

  1. Familiarize yourself with the policies on this page
  2. Complete the Internship Registration Form.