Sophomore Internship Program with Computers For Children
Launch Your Career – Join The SHIP!
The Sophomore Internship Program (SHIP) with Computers For Children is a credit-bearing internship program for UB sophomores administered by Career Services. SHIP provides students with an opportunity to gain real world leadership experience at Computers For Children, a not-for-profit (501c3) agency in the Western New York area. Internships may be available during the fall/spring/summer semesters. Interns are granted 3 academic credits for successful completion of the program. Questions regarding this course fulfilling your particular university requirements, should be directed towards your academic advisor.
- Computers For Children
- All Western New York not-for-profit (501c3) agencies are eligible upon approval by UB Career Services
- Approved by UB Career Services
- Intern experience includes:
- Hands-on work experience
- A leadership opportunity with the agency leadership team
- On-going contact with agency executives
- Full-time UB sophomore with 30 credit hours completed (prior to semester of internship placement). International students see below.
- Student must be registered for the internship course during the semester they are conducting the internship. (Summer school tuition must be paid for a summer internship.)
- Search/review Sophomore Internship Program internships (on right) - Follow application instructions stated in posting (through the BullsEye system)
- Follow application instructions stated in posting
- Submit these items to Career Services
- Student meets with SHIP coordinator in Career Services prior to starting internship
- NOTE: Student must be chosen for internship/placement by Computers For Children. Career Services cannot guarantee a placement
- Application deadline is the first day of classes each semester!
- Review the syllabus: PDF (29KB) | Word (46KB)
- Complete course/program contract: PDF (235KB) | Word (38KB)
- Pre-course assessment: PDF (174KB) | Word (36KB)
- Maintaining a Journal
- Mid Semester Progress Report
- Full/complete participation in internship placement (minimum of 120 hours of internship work)
- Final Paper
- Post-course assessment/Self Evaluation/Program Evaluation: PDF (174KB) | Word (36KB)
- After the satisfactory completion of the first semester of the internship, students may be eligible to continue with the organization for an additional semester (for an additional 3 credits)
Additional Info for International Students
International students must ensure that the internship is first approved for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). This process starts with approval from the student's academic advisor. The internship must be deemed, by their advisor, to be "integral to the established curriculum" of the student's degree program and major. The advisor must indicate "pre-approval" of this information, in writing, to the International Student and Scholar Services office (ISSS) in 210 Talbert Hall utilizing the first page of this specific, yellow colored, Curricular Practical Training Recommendation form (PDF (22KB)). Upon agreement by the ISSS office (and after securing the internship) the second page of the form must then be completed by Career Services. The completed two-page form must then be submitted to the International Student and Scholar Services office (210 Talbert Hall) at least 5-7 business days prior to the start of the internship.