CSE 496: Internship/Practicum and CSE 598: Graduate Internship are open to Computer Science and Engineering students only after consultation with their Academic Advisors, who must approve of the internship plans. The objective is to provide students with the opportunity to perform in a real-life work environment and to gain hands-on experience with a company in the field of their major.
In order to get academic credit for an internship, you must register for CSE496 (undergraduate students) or CSE598 (graduate students). A number of people are involved in the registration process. They are:
The people identified above will be identified in the remaining document by their title.
You are responsible for locating your internship opportunity and, in consultation with your Academic Advisor, applying for it. This means that you will need to contact potential internship locations; submit your resume, cover letter and whatever other documentation is required; arrange the interviews, etc. Here is a list of guidelines to help you through the process.
These resources can help you find good internships:
Job fairs are scheduled several times per year.
There are three (3) forms that need to be filled out and submitted (see below for dates of submission) to the Internship Coordinator. You may submit the forms to the Internship Coordinator by:
You can get the forms in a number of ways:
Here are the three (3) CSE 496/598 forms:
International (F-1) students must apply for Curricular Practical Training or Optional Practical Training in order to be eligible for the internship. The ISSS Office is the authoritative source for information on these types of practical training. The forms may be picked up at the ISSS office, 210 Talbert Hall. Processing CPT requests takes approximately 5-7 business days; processing OPT requests takes approximately 4-6 weeks.
You will register for either CSE 496 or CSE 598. Both courses require force registration to ensure that all the necessary forms are filled out and to assist in tracking intern progress.
Undergraduates may register for up to 5 credits of CSE 496; graduate students may register for 3 credits of CSE 598. Each credit of academic work requires a minimum of 3 hours of internship work per week for 14 weeks.
3.0 academic credits
X 3 hours of work per credit per week
9.0 hours of work per week
X 14 weeks
126 total hours of work over the semester.
The maximum number of hours an intern can work during the fall and spring semesters is 20; during the summer semester is 40 hours. The grade for CSE 598 will be S/U; for CSE 496 will be P/F.
CSE faculty win awards at the 2015 SEAS Faculty Awards ceremony. Above: Qiao, Alphonce, Rudra, Ko. Below: Xu, Ren, Upadhyaya, Koutsonikolas, Gao.
Another shot of CSE faculty award winners at the 2015 SEAS Faculty Awards ceremony. Wu, Koutsonikolas, Xu, Ren, Upadhyaya, Rudra, Ko, Alphonce, Gao.
CSE undergrads demonstrate technology from the Center for Socially Relevant Computing (CSRC) to newly-accepted students and their parents at the CSE Open House on Saturday, March 23.
CSE graduate students and their faculty advisors present research posters in the Davis Atrium on March 7, 2013.
CSE and Management students compete in the Northeast Collegiate Cyberdefense Competition (NCCC) on Saturday, January 19. UB advanced to the next round of competition, to be held at the University of Maine in March.
UB's Center of Excellence in Information Systems, Assurance, Research, and Education (CEISARE) received a $1.6 million NSF grant to train students to protect the United States from cyberattacks. »
UB hosted Davis Hall's ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 12, 2012. Pictured (l to r) are: Kamlesh Tripathi, Margaret Jacobs, Jeremy Jacobs, Barbara Davis, Jack Davis, Rajan Batta, George Maziarz, and Harvey Stenger.
Pursuing work on document verification and identification, CSE researchers use machine-learning algorithms to study handwriting variability.
CSE professor Russ Miller is one of the authors of a program that can determine the structure of molecules as large as 2,000 atoms from X-ray diffraction patterns.
CSE professor Aidong Zhang is developing intelligent content-analysis programs to automatically analyze images, replacing human coding of semantic content.
This concept scheme shows Davis Hall, CSE's new $75M headquarters, viewed from the northwest. The edge of Ketter Hall is visible on the right, just east of Davis. UB held the ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 12, 2012.
A geometric algorithm developed by CSE professor Jinhui Xu configures a set of radiation beams to destroy brain tumors in a form of computer-aided surgery.
The CSE faculty includes NSF CAREER award holders; ACM, IEEE, and AAAI fellows; and editors of noteworthy journals.
CSE faculty work with researchers in chemistry, the life sciences, the pharmaceutical sciences, media study, geography, and many other disciplines.
This concept scheme shows Davis Hall, CSE's new $75M headquarters, viewed from the northeast. Ketter and Furnas Halls can be seen on the left, just south of the new building. We broke ground in April 2009.
CEDAR, a CSE-affiliated research center, developed the systems that postal agencies around the world use to automatically sort hand-addressed mail.
CSE's MultiStore Research Group is funded by a $1 million NSF grant for the development of high-performance online data-storage systems.
CSE faculty are major participants in the new $200 million Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics.
CSE faculty average some $4.5 million annually in research grants. Our research areas range from high-performance computing to data mining.
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