IT Spartan Internship Program
The mission of the SJSU IT Spartan Internship Program is to prepare students to become future IT leaders and innovators. We offer our interns with the opportunity to participate in IT Projects that apply their academic knowledge towards solving real-world challenges. With guidance from the IT staff, interns complete campus-wide projects in an environment that promotes problem-solving, creativity, innovation and accountability. For more information, view the Executive Summary [pdf].
- Application Process
Follow these steps to apply for the IT Spartan Internship Program:
If your qualifications match the requirements, we'll schedule an on-site interview with the respective Project Owner.
- Frequently Asked Questions
When are the internships available?
Internships are available year round - fall, spring and summer and are based on current IT projects.
Are these internships paid?
Yes, all internships are paid hourly depending on the assigned project and experience.
How many hours do I need to work?
We are completely flexible with you schedule. A typical intern works between 10 - 20 hours a week.
Do I have the potential to get hired and become a full-time employee after completing my internship?
If you are graduating, we encourage all interns to discuss available IT positions with their project owner.
- Read Student Testimonials
"This internship has immensely helped me in augmenting my skills and I am thankful to SJSU IT for setting up such a wonderful program for students."
-Abhishek, Business Intelligence Development
"I got an opportunity to be a part of SJSU IT Intern's family. It was a perfect opportunity fo me to learn about a new business intelligence tool OBIEE."
-Rupal, Business Intelligence
"This is not only an opportunity for me to utilize the knowledge and experience I have had, but this is also a chance to develop key skills that I cannot get in a classroom such as multitasking, communicating, dealing with deadlines, and so on."
-Diem, Technical Writer
"A hug help in getting the hands-on experience and training I needed by building real-world applications that also make an impact at the university."
-Daniel, Java Application Development
"I have attended almost all the (Career Coaching) sessions until now and I can tell that every session has been very productive. I feel this program is amazing as it helps us to identify our actual goals."
-Chirag Mutha, Project Management
"I can give 100% credit to SDW project for landing a full-time job after my graduation. (Hired at Honda Research Institution)"
-Kalyani, Data Quality and Business Intelligence
"This internship has given me the opportunity to contribute and give back to the SJSU Community by bringing me close to the most smart and dedicated people of Information Technology."
-Rajan, PeopleSoft Technical Intern/Management
- Grow Your Career Skills
The SJSU IT Spartan Internship Program offers a number of ways that allow interns to acquire valuable career skills. For example, a well-known career development coaching expert, Richard Knowdell, offered interns career-skills coaching based on his famous career transition model, which consists of four stages: Assessment Stage, Exploration Stage, Focus Stage, and Implementation Stage.
With guidance from Mr. Knowdell, students completed assessments on four different areas (career/life values, motivated skills, occupational interests, and personality preferences) and discussed the results.
Afterwards, the manager of the program continued to coach the interns on the transition from the internship experiences with the SJSU IT department to their future off-campus internship or their permanent job, and how they may implement their career plans more effectively. SJSU Career Center associated director, Anita Manuel was invited for a series of practical job-seeking skills training. In addition, several industry guest speakers were invited to give the intern students exposure to the cutting-edge technologies, such as quantum computing, self-driving cars and clean energy.
The training evaluation results were presented at the International Asian Career Development Conference, May, 2018
Internship Kick-Off 2018
The SJSU IT Kick-off meeting 2018 for the Fall semester was held on Friday, October 5th. Bob Wrenn, Associate CIO, and Senior Director, Enterprise solutions began the meeting with an overview about the internship program and some of the successful projects from Spring and Summer 2018.
Job Fair Fall 2018
The SJSU IT Spartan Internship Program partnered with SJSU Career Center and joined the Career Fair on Friday, September 7th. About 30 different organizations and companies participated in the job fair event which attracted hundreds of students on campus.