Internship Course

Computer Science Internship Procedures

Undergraduate Students

Internship (or Curricular Practical Training for International Students) for undergraduate students may be counted for up to 3 units of credit (CS 498).

Graduate Students

While it is not counted toward the M.S. degree, many international students participate in CPT while completing their studies. Additional requirements that must be met in order to qualify for CPT:

  • Admissions Prerequisites complete
  • University Writing Skills Requirement complete
  • Graduate course GPA of 3.0 or better
  • No Academic Dishonesty Incident Reports filed

International Students

Must enroll in Internship courses (CS 498/698) while working at an internship, as it must be "tied" into their education if they are in the US on an International Student Visa (F-1).

How to Enroll in Internship Course:

All Students:

Click here to visit the CSUEB Internships website for steps to the CalStateS4 Onboarding process

Once you have completed the steps outlined, you will receive an email from the CalStateS4 system that states, “you have been placed.”  The CS Department will also receive a notification and will enroll you in the course within 1-2 business days.

**The CS Department cannot add students past the Last Day to Add**

**Sorry, no exceptions**  

Please see the Important Dates website.

International Students must obtain CPT I-20 from CIE before beginning their internship.  You MUST complete all CalStateS4 requirements, be enrolled in an internship course, and be enrolled full time or on an approved RCL before submitting the CPT request form to CIE. If you have an offer letter but are not enrolled in CS 498/698 by the Last Day to Add, you will not be eligible for CPT during that specific semester/term. The CPT Request Form is located in the CPT handout. You can submit your CPT Request Form, offer letter and confirmation of CalStateS4 completion to Any CPT related questions should be directed to CIE.