Students are strongly encouraged to complete internships, service learning, and independent studies. Internships may take various forms, such as a full-time summer internship or a part-time internship that runs throughout a quarter or school year. Internships may be paid or unpaid. Service learning allows students to use the skills gained through the Informatics program in service of community organizations, particularly in volunteer or unpaid roles. Independent studies are typically research-oriented, and are beneficial for students interested in pursuing careers in research or academia.
To propose an internship, service learning, or independent study in Informatics, you must prepare and present your proposal to the iSchool faculty member who will supervise and evaluate your work. Submit your proposal at least two to three weeks in advance of the quarter in which registration is intended. Please see the links below for more information on the process: