College of Technology Internship Program
The College of Technology offers Internship opportunities in Media Design, Video and Motion Graphics, Game Design and Development, Information Systems Management, Computer and Network Security and Software Design and Development. An Internship provides students the opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge obtained in the classroom in the actual work environment. Please use the FAQ's below if you have questions about when and how to register for an Internship.
An internship is an unpaid or stipend-only opportunity for a student to function in a typical “on the job” environment. The purpose is to connect the world of work with the world of academia. The number of hours involved per week as well as the length of Internship period will vary depending on the specific program. The student is required to do a minimum of 90 hours of academic work within the internship requirements. However, the internship position may require additional hours at the discretion of the supervisor.
The internship is one of the most valuable experiences of your Wilmington University education. Choose wisely when selecting a company. Treat the experience professionally. Show up for work early. Dress professionally. Ask questions and actively engage with co-workers and supervisors. Make it your goal to walk away with a letter of recommendation. Keep in mind the people you work with have friends in the industry and may pass your name along as a potential employee.
It is the responsibility of the student to secure an internship at a company in a position that is pertinent to your major.
If you are ready to register for your internship please click here to fill out the learning contract. This form is for Game Design and Development, Media Design and Video and Motion Graphics majors only. If you are a Computer and Network Security, Information Systems Management or Software Design and Development major please contact your program chair.
CAP (Community and Academic Partnerships)/Co-op Program
In order to provide relevant work experience, students in the Computer and Network Security, Game Design and Development, Media Design, Video and Motion Graphics, and Software Design and Development degree programs have the option of completing six credit hours via a co-op assignment. The co-op option is the equivalent of two semester courses, for a total of six credit hours. Students can complete their degree with 120 credit hours, whether they choose the co-op option or not. Because each co-op experience is individually designed, students must inform the Director of the CAP/Co-op program and the Program Chair one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignments.
For additional information please see CAP/Co-op program option.
Frequently Asked Questions
Students who have attained junior or senior status and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 are eligible to attempt an internship for credit toward their declared CoT major. Internships are required of all students in the Media Design and Video and Motion Graphics degrees. Students in the Software Design and Development program have the option of either doing an internship or a senior project. Computer and Network Security and Information Systems Management majors may chose to complete an Internship as an elective.
Internships are typically unpaid or stipend-only but provide invaluable real-world work experience and opportunities to network with professionals in your chosen field. Paid internships are rare.
You may already know where you would like to intern or you may want to visit the Career Link to locate internship opportunities.
Contact the prospective company of your choice to determine position availability. You should have a resume and be prepared to interview. Career Services is available if you need help preparing your resume and cover letter, as well as interview techniques. Design students may also want to have their portfolio-to-date available.
Review the appropriate basic course information document (DSN 490, GMD 490 or VMG 490). It is the responsibility of the student to secure an internship at a company in a position that is pertinent to your major. Complete the online learning contract. This form is for Game Design and Development, Media Design and Video and Motion Graphics majors only. If you are a Computer and Network Security, Information Systems Management or Software Design and Development major please contact your program chair. Once the learning contract is received and your internship position is confirmed, the internship coordinator will approve you to register for an internship. Once you have received notification of your approval you must register and pay for your 3 credit course.
Computer and Network Security - Mark Hufe
Game Design and Development - Scott Shaw
Information Systems Management - Nancy McDonald
Media Design - Susan Gregg
Video and Motion Graphics - Scott Shaw
Software Design and Development - Kristen Bender
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2016-2017 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2016 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.