The Science Internship Program (SIP) is a paid work experience co-op that:
- offers a choice of a 4, 8, 12 or 16 month continuous work term
- allows you to earn a salary while gaining work experience in computing science
- combines 4 years of classroom study with a 4-16 month work experience term
Review the Faculty of Science regulations on SIP.
How Does it Work?
- Ensure you meet the requirements.
- Apply to SIP.
- Search for a job approved by SIP.
- Pay the fee for work experience courses.
- Go on your internship for 4-16 months.
- Take CMPUT 400 when you return.
Why Choose SIP?
Since its inception, the internship program has grown in strength and popularity with both employers and students. As a valuable and dynamic component of our undergraduate program, SIP succeeds in a discipline that evolves at an unprecedented pace.
You should choose to participate in SIP because you:
- Earn a salary while gaining valuable experience as a computing scientist
- Benefit from a work experience co-op program that offers 4, 8, 12 or 16 month paid work terms
- Are assigned more robust projects, make a valuable contribution to your employer and realize the full benefits of training due to the longer 4-16 month work term (unlike a traditional co-op program that provides several short work terms)
- Provide new ideas and approaches in the work place
- Learn how to search for jobs, write resumes and cover letters, and have a successful interview
- Have our assurance that all SIP job postings are reviewed to ensure their relevance and suitability for work experience
- Undertake a formal review, after a 3-month probationary period, to ensure that you and your employer are mutually satisfied
If you are in the Software Practice program, you are required to complete the Science Internship Program.