Computing Science

Science Internship Program (SIP)

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?

  1. Ensure you meet the requirements.
  2. Apply to SIP.
  3. Search for a job approved by SIP.
  4. Pay the fee for work experience courses.
  5. Go on your internship for 4-16 months.
  6. 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

Software Practice

If you are in the Software Practice program, you are required to complete the Science Internship Program.