instructor: Ellen M. Zimmer
office: Ross Hall 164
office phone: 732-1179
home page:
policies: General Information and Policies

Office hours

by appointment

CS Tutoring schedule: here

Meeting times
CSCI 496-101
CRN #30272


The internship in computer science/mathematics is intended to give the student an opportunity for on-the-job experience in theoretical or applied computer science or mathematics. The internship shall incorporate meaningful productive experience usually during the senior year. Time spent and nature of the experience is usually under the control of the local agency and is used in the determination of the amount of credit obtained. In addition to the hours spent on the job, the student shall also be responsible to his/her faculty internship advisor. 

Prerequisite: Permission to enroll in Internship is granted by the Internship Coordinator & dept Dean through the approved application process. Send me an email if you are interested in applying for internship anytime in the next 2 semesters.

Preparing for

Edinboro University Internship: general information and UPCOMING EVENTS

Relevant Documents as you apply for internship:

Applications to complete:


Creating a Resume: samples

Creating a Cover Letter: samples

Preparing for the Interview:

After the Interview:

  • Write a letter or email to thank your interviewer
  • Follow up within a week with a phone call - ask if there are further questions etc.

Some websites that help with the job search:


  • Students will improve their skills in one or more areas in computer science or mathematics (computer science areas such as:  networking, database design, web development, programming, hardware design, systems analysis, software engineering, etc. ) or improve skills in mathematics.  
  • Students will develop professional skills including:  written and oral communication, individual and team work skills, and time management.
  • Students will be responsible for maintaining a daily journal which logs professional activities.
  • Students will create a written summary of their internship experience.


Daily log
capstone survey

The following are required components of the internship experience.  Failure to submit any of the following (or late submission) is sufficient to receive an unsatisfactory grade for the internship. All items should be submitted to the D2L course shell adhering to the required format/style as I have outlined below.


Daily Log:  Each student will keep a log of daily activities.  Although each day’s entry can be brief; proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling are imperative.   Each time the log is submitted it should include from the first day of work forward.  Each day should indicate the date, total hours worked that day and a running total from the beginning of the internship (see accepted format).  You are required to submit your log file three times.  Each time it should be the complete log to date using the accepted format ONLY. 

Submit: Entire log file to D2L dropbox  (Use the format shown here)
Log Due Dates: June 1, July 1, Aug 1 (and at the end of internship)


Internship Portfolio:  At the end of the internship you are required to submit a summary of your internship experience. 

The requirements for the portfolio can be found: requirements handout

Submit: Portfolio adhering to the required style to D2L dropbox
Portfolio Due Date: Aug 1


Capstone Survey:  At the end of the internship you are required to submit a capstone survey.  You are excused from completing this survey if you already completed it in another CS capstone course.

The survey can be found: capstone survey

Submit: Capstone Survey to D2L dropbox
Survey Due Date: Aug 1


Visits: I will contact you and your supervisor for visits during the Internship.  Depending on your credits and distance from Edinboro this may be a skype visit, phone call or a face to face visit.

D2L We will be using D2L (Desire to Learn) this semester for this course.  You can connect to this learning management system by signing on to the MyEdinboro portal (available from EUP homepage).  You will be uploading log files and experience paper to the course shell.

If you have any technical difficulties with D2L or the MyEdinboro portal please contact Edinboro's Technology and Communication help desk (814)732-2111 


Students who complete all of the above requirements in a satisfactory fashion will receive a satisfactory grade.  Failure to submit any of the required materials in a satisfactory fashion (or within the deadline) may result in an unsatisfactory grade for the internship experience.



  • YOU MUST CHECK your EUP email regularly - this will be the best way for me to communicate with you regarding visits, log files and other internship related items. 
  • You are responsible for your own transportation to and from work.
  • You are responsible for any insurance coverage that may be necessary for the internship experience.
  • You must successfully complete 37.5 hours of work for each credit of  CSCI/MATH 496 that you are registered.
  • You must inform your supervisor if you are not going to be at work for any reason.
  • You must act like a professional at all times.  If there is a problem with another employee or other work-related issue, inform your supervisor.

ATTENTION - I will remind you again...
YOU MUST CHECK your EUP email regularly - this will be the best way for me to communicate with you regarding visits, log files and other internship related items. 

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Feb 15, 2020