Almost all of our computer science students are doing some form of paid internship, mostly starting as sophomores or juniors. Students can get credit for internships of sufficient complexity that provide educational enhancements as well as skills in new technologies. Some students choose to intern at major companies and experience work in large teams; others prefer smaller companies such as start-ups where they can see the development of a project from inception to completion. Internships provide valuable work experience to our students, bridge the gap between the classroom and the work-place, and very often directly result in full time job offers.
Iona students and alumni have completed internships at many notable companies, including:
In summer 2015, undergraduate students with a concentration in cyber security started receiving Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU, funded by the National Science Foundation) — paid internships at the North University of Texas, with opportunities for motivated students in the secure software testing for web and mobile applications research field.