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. 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.

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:

Alka Singh
Internship Coordinator
adsingh@pitt.edu
412.624.0879