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  • Internships

Computer Science & Information Systems

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  • Internships

    Internships provide an outstanding opportunity for students to work in a professional setting and earn meaningful and relevant job experience assisting computer science specialists.

    Internships help students to explore careers in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or Computer Information Technology while gaining valuable, real-world experience. The practical, hands-on introduction into the field reinforces academic and personal interests, helps students narrow a career path and elevates professional ethics and values. It’s an invaluable and dynamic learning experience.

    Students gain many benefits from participating in a professional internship, including:

    • Developing professional skills in teamwork, time management and interpersonal communication.
    • Exploring jobs that match academic and personal interests.
    • Integrating knowledge gained in the classroom with a growing understanding of the work environment.
    • Building professional networking contacts and mentoring relationships.
    • Acquiring experience and skills to enhance personal growth and self-confidence.
    • Sharing real-world work experiences with other students.
    • Offering employers a fresh perspective and innovative ideas.
    • Growing into a viable, marketable job applicant when seeking full-time employment. (Many employers consider internship experience in the hiring process, and often look to their own interns as the best candidates for full-time positions!)

    Internships may be credit or non-credit bearing; paid or unpaid; full-time or part-time; taken for a short duration or over the course of a year.  Students can participate in one or several internships during their college career. The shape of the internship depends on the student’s needs and the organization’s goals.

    MSUM CSIS students have served as interns at the following companies:

    • Microsoft Business Solutions
    • IBM
    • 3M
    • NAVTEQ
    • Cargill
    • Otter Tail Power Company
    • US Bank
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Corporate Technologies
    • SEI Information Technology
    • Intellisol Corporation
    • Sanford Health
    • American Crystal Sugar Company
    • And many more!