Gain experience through internships

Internships and cooperative education experiences ("co-ops") provide valuable real world experience for University of South Carolina Beaufort students studying Computational Science (CSCI) and Information Science & Technology (ISAT).  They provide hands-on experience in work environments, allowing students to apply their knowledge, learn practical skills, and develop professionally. ISAT students are required to find and complete at least one internship or co-op assignment before graduating, and CSCI students are strongly encouraged to seek out such opportunities as well. Students can earn course credit for internships by taking ISAT B499 (for undergraduates) and CSCI B699 (for graduate students).

USCB's Computer Science faculty work together with USCB's Office of Career Services to help students identify and apply for competitive national internships and for local opportunities to gain practical experience and build their professional network. Students who take advantage of these internship opportunities are more competitive in the job market and when applying for post-graduate programs.

In addition to industrial internships and co-ops, a recent partnership with the local 14th S.C. District solicitor's office provided students with an opportunity to solve cybercrime by investigating data stored on cell phones. This internship helped our students develop their technical expertise in forensic analysis and provided them with an understanding of the legal aspects of cybercrime investigations.  

USCB Students at Career FairStudents from USCB have completed internships and/or found full-time employment at the following companies, just to name a few:

  • Bank of America
  • BenefitFocus
  • Blue Acorn
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Boeing
  • BoomTown!
  • CapGemini
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Gulfstream
  • International Business Machines (IBM)
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Oracle
  • Optum
  • Raytheon
  • Reynolds American
  • Savannah River National Laboratory
  • SwampFox
  • United Healthcare
  • Vanguard
  • Volvo

USCB Computer Science students Ruby Manzanares, Joseph Knight and Nithish Dirisipamu spent 5 months as interns at the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, helping analysts, investigators and prosecutors with digital forensics. solicitors office interns

Samuel Cartier
“USCB provided me with many different perspectives on numerous industries as the instructors are almost always honest real-world professionals who are eager to discuss their work. My personal experience in the Computer Science department has been nothing short of a comforting experience with instructors and students alike who understand you and genuinely take interest in the things you want to do with your life. Now that I’m currently spending my time working with Gulfstream, I have access to discover and place myself in contact with people of all different disciplines, ensuring me I will have every opportunity to find work I can be satisfied with.”
Samuel Cartier
Computational Science major, Class of 2025