Duke University

Computer Science Internship Program (CSIP)

[ Description | Qualifications | Past Co-op Jobs | Contact Info ]

This program was from the 1990's and was for Duke University students only!
This program is no longer running.

CSIP Student Qualifications


The Computer Science Internship Program (CSIP) provides undergraduate computer science majors the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a job, and to build on this knowledge upon their return. The internship co-op period is initially a summer following the sophomore year (optional), followed by an 8-month leave consisting of the summer after the junior year plus either the Spring semester before or the Fall semester following. One credit can be earned in the semester following the internship period in the independent study course Computer Science 195.

CPS 195 ``Computer Science Internship.'' Open to computer science majors engaging in industrial work experience only. A faculty member will supervise a program of study related to the work experience, including a substantive paper containing significant analysis and interpretation on a computer science-related topic. Consent of Director of Internship Programs required. Prerequisites: CPS 104 and 108. One course. Staff

Since CSIP is an off-campus program, students may not live on campus during the internship period. Housing will be held for when the student returns to campus. If a student has loans, he or she will have to check on the status of the loans and whether or not loan payments will be affected by the leave.

To participate in the CSIP program, a student must have successfully completed CPS 104 and 108 before the internship begins, declare computer science as their major (doesn't have to be first major) before the internship begins, and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Example of Co-op Jobs

Duke student Eric Jewart interned at RTI from January 1997 til August 1997. Here is Eric's description of his experience.

Another Duke Student Christopher Brandt interned at American Management Systems from May 1998 to Dec 1998 for CSIP. He worked in the Finance Industry Group at AMS on the ACAPS Anywhere project (Automated Credit Application Processing System).

Click here for a list of sample positions from past years.

Internships with other companies are also a possibility.


Click here for a list of new positions available. There are many more not listed. You can setup an internship with almost any company.

If you are interested in an internship, see the CSIP Director . Paperwork needs to be completed by a couple of months before the internship starts. Internships run either January to August, or May to December.

If you are not interested in an internship position, but rather a summer or full-time job, try the Career Development Center . I also maintain a list of misc job opportunities here.

For More Information

For further information, contact the Director of the Internship Program at the address below.

Dr. Susan H. Rodger
Director of CSIP
Department of Computer Science, Box 90129
LSRC Room D237
Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0129
Email: csip AT(@) cs.duke.edu
Phone: (919)-660-6595, Fax: (919)-660-6519
WWW: http://www.cs.duke.edu/~rodger/csip/intro.html