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Computer Science Internships and Employment

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Many Hunter students gain real-world experience through computer science internships and employment opportunities arranged by department faculty or CUNY staff with important members of the public and private sectors. We encourage our students to take advantage of the opportunities and resources listed below.


In planning for professional opportunities both during and after their undergraduate course of study, all students of the department should take advantage of the Hunter CS Majors Handbook. This web resource — authored by the Programs Manager of Hunter's Cooperman Center, Elise Harris — is a comprehensive guide to planning your professional path as a CS major. Among other invaluable functions, the Handbook will help you understand: how to take advantage of pre-professional resources offered by the College; how to conduct yourself academically in order to distinguish yourself and build strong pre-professional relationships; and how to prepare for and seek internships and jobs. It is broken out into categories based on how far along you are in your major course of study and your preparation to join the workforce. The webpage also provides links for signing up to a newsletter and event calendar that are geared towards internship-seekers. If you are a CS major and have any serious interest in becoming employed in the sector  or in pursuing other competitive paths, like graduate school  you should absolutely consult the Handbook. 


CUNY Institute for Software Design and Development (CISDD)

The CUNY Institute of Software Design & Development (CISDD) has regular paid and unpaid internship opportunities. Sign up on their website,

Hunter College Career Development Services (CDS)

The Hunter College Career Development Services (CDS) Office has a multitude of programs to help you get internships and jobs in a variety of fields. Visit them in room 805 East, or explore their website.


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

Open to qualifying CS students of all ethnic backgrounds, HACU has announced a program of paid internships, scholarships and opportunities for study abroad for the current academic year.

Internships may be with a US Federal agency or private corporation (earning trainees a salary of $450-$500 weekly during the duration of the internship; HACU pays any travel costs and offers assistance in securing lodging during the internship). Scholarships range from $1,000-$2,800 per academic year, and study abroad possibilities exist in conjunction with Richmond, the American International University in London. More information regarding the various ACU programs can be found at


The Computer Science Department offers academic course credit for "outside internships" in practical aspects of computing, e.g., systems programming, biomedical computing, computer-aided instruction. Students wishing to register for an internship (listed as CSCI 181; CSCI 182 and CSCI 183, and varying in credits from one to three) MUST BE declared computer science majors with at least 18 credits completed in the department. Credits can be used toward Hunter General Elective requirements, but cannot be used toward the computer science major.

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