School of Information Sciences - Undergraduate Program

Internships enhance skills

Students in the undergraduate program in information science will participate in a capstone experience which might include doing an internship with regional companies and organizations.

Internships offer you a chance to gain real-world experience, to craft a portfolio that showcases your work and abilities, and to begin to make valuable contacts in the field.  At the iSchool, we encourage our BSIS students to take advantage of the fact that Pittsburgh is home to over 65 major corporations, many of which make the Forbes Top 1000 list. 

Internship Guidelines and Forms

Below, you’ll find a representative listing of internship opportunities which our BSIS students excelled in the last three years. It’s interesting to note that these iSchool students were involved in state-of-the-art IT projects for a diverse group of employers ranging from manufacturers to retailers to healthcare-related service providers. 

Host: Google

Tasks: Created an automated regression testing framework, which is currently being used for testing            security and functionality

Host: PPG Industries

Tasks: Enhanced data-driven Web Portal applications
           Designed and developed relational databases for critical applications
           Managed requirements
           Projects placed into production and currently in use

Host: FedEx

Tasks: Provided technical support for mission-critical Vehicle Route Planning application
           Identified and documented bugs
           Worked with users to resolve problems

Host: Alcoa

Tasks: Developed knowledge-management portal
           Gathered requirements, developed content and redesigned Web pages
           Toured production facilities to learn the business

Host: Del Monte Foods

Tasks: Implemented B2B web application (Visual Basic.NET, SQL Server), which was placed into the            production environment

Host: Giant Eagle

Tasks: Modeled enterprise architecture
           Created visual models of IT assets
           Modeled PeopleSoft Portal
           Modeled enterprise organizational structure

Host: National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance

Tasks: Analyzing intelligence
           Gathered and analyzed intelligence on suspected criminal activities
           Conducted forensic malware analysis
           Recommended web server platform for research in malware simulation

Host: Fiserv

Tasks: Installed & configured software development lifecycle tool (JIRA)
           Wrote custom JIRA plug-in
           Wrote glue code (JAVA) to integrate JIRA with third-party application
           Wrote Unix shell scripts

Host: Surgical Neuromonitoring Associates

Tasks: Enhanced company website
           Beta-tested neurological monitoring software
           Wrote user manual
           Trained hospital staff 


For more information about internships in the BSIS Program, please contact:

Dmitriy Babichenko
722 IS Building


BSIS students may tailor a program suited to their specific career objectives or discover new and dynamic career paths by taking electives in diverse subjects.