CSE 601 offers students the opportunity to explore and develop their careers through professional practice. The structured plan of education impacts student work-readiness through a number of professional development skill-building activities. Students will provide a brief final report on their experiences. After completing the course, graduate students earn credit towards their degree with CSE 601 listed on their permanent transcript.

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Sample Internship & Salary Data

Internship Experience Sums & Averages Breakdown
The data in the following tables is from students registered for CSE 601 internship credit in the academic year specified. Companies with fewer than two (2) internships during this timeframe are not reported for student privacy. Students doing a full-time internship during the regular academic year will typically register for ENGR 601, or just not sign up for credit.
Quarter Total Part-Time Full-Time Hourly Avg Hourly ($/hr) Salary Avg Salary ($/mo)
SUM20 143 56 87 32 $52.77 45 $6,845.13
AUT20 16 16 - 5 $48.08 4 $2,680.60
WIN21 9 8 1 3 $51.65 3 $5,260.67
SPR21 14 8 6 5 $55.28 5 $5,801.13
Total 182 88 94 45 $52.77 57 $20,587.53
Salary Breakdown for Job Titles in "Research"
The data in the following tables is from students registered for CSE 601 internship credit in the academic year specified. Companies with fewer than two (2) internships during this timeframe are not reported for student privacy. Students doing a full-time internship during the regular academic year will typically register for ENGR 601, or just not sign up for credit.
Research # of internships Avg Low High
FT research - salary 21 $8,611.81 $7,417.00 $10,416.00
FT research - hourly 8 $57.67 $48.00 $66.00
PT research - salary 9 $4,522.94 $4,615.00 $6,879.00
PT research - hourly 17 $56.38 $32.50 $67.50
Salary Breakdown for Job Titles with "Engineer"
The data in the following tables is from students registered for CSE 601 internship credit in the academic year specified. Companies with fewer than two (2) internships during this timeframe are not reported for student privacy. Students doing a full-time internship during the regular academic year will typically register for ENGR 601, or just not sign up for credit.
Engineer # of internships Avg Low High
FT engineer - salary 10 $7,576.30 $7,350.00 $8,224.00
FT engineer - hourly 6 $43.36 $34.38 $50.00
PT engineer - salary 3 - - -
PT engineer - hourly 2 $44.00 $15.00 $67.50
Sampling of Companies Allen School Students Worked For & Average Salary
The data in the following tables is from students registered for CSE 601 internship credit in the academic year specified. Companies with fewer than two (2) internships during this timeframe are not reported for student privacy. Students doing a full-time internship during the regular academic year will typically register for ENGR 601, or just not sign up for credit.
Research Adobe Amazon Apple Facebook Google Microsoft NVIDIA
FT research - salary - $7,350.00 - $7,940 $8,230.76 $8,553.45 -
FT research - hourly $47.67 - $54.33 - - $50 $62.50
Internship Experience Sums & Averages Breakdown
The data in the following tables is from students registered for CSE 601 internship credit in the academic year specified. Companies with fewer than two (2) internships during this timeframe are not reported for student privacy. Students doing a full-time internship during the regular academic year will typically register for ENGR 601, or just not sign up for credit.
Quarter Total Part-Time Full-Time Hourly Avg Hourly ($/hr) Salary Avg Salary ($/mo)
SUM18 27 7 20 11 $48.48 16 $8,712.36
AUT18 12 12 - 11 $49.20 1 $1,615.40
WIN19 9 9 - 9 $47.96 - -
SPR19 12 12 - 11 $55.31 1 $3,000.00
Total 60 40 20 42 $50.24 18 $4,442.59
Salary Breakdown for Job Titles in "Research"
The data in the following tables is from students registered for CSE 601 internship credit in the academic year specified. Companies with fewer than two (2) internships during this timeframe are not reported for student privacy. Students doing a full-time internship during the regular academic year will typically register for ENGR 601, or just not sign up for credit.
Research # of internships Avg Low High
FT research - salary 13 $8,977.24 $8,400.00 $11,666.67
FT research - hourly 2 $53.85 $50.00 $57.69
PT research - salary 1 $3,000.00 - -
PT research - hourly 28 $52.32 $35.00 $75.00
Salary Breakdown for Job Titles with "Engineer"
The data in the following tables is from students registered for CSE 601 internship credit in the academic year specified. Companies with fewer than two (2) internships during this timeframe are not reported for student privacy. Students doing a full-time internship during the regular academic year will typically register for ENGR 601, or just not sign up for credit.
Engineer # of internships Avg Low High
FT engineer - salary 3 $7,564.53 $6,700.00 $8,076.92
FT engineer - hourly 2 $50.50 $50.00 $51.00
PT engineer - salary 1 $1,615.40 - -
PT engineer - hourly 10 $48.26 $40.00 $50.00
Sampling of Companies Allen School Students Worked For & Average Salary
The data in the following tables is from students registered for CSE 601 internship credit in the academic year specified. Companies with fewer than two (2) internships during this timeframe are not reported for student privacy. Students doing a full-time internship during the regular academic year will typically register for ENGR 601, or just not sign up for credit.
Research Microsoft Facebook Summary Analytics Inc.
FT research - salary $8,704.69 $9,6667.67 -
FT research - hourly - $54.36 $40.00
Internship Experience Sums & Averages Breakdown
The data in the following tables is from students registered for CSE 601 internship credit in the academic year specified. Companies with fewer than two (2) internships during this timeframe are not reported for student privacy. Students doing a full-time internship during the regular academic year will typically register for ENGR 601, or just not sign up for credit.
Quarter Total Part-Time Full-Time Hourly Avg Hourly ($/hr) Salary Avg Salary ($/mo)
SUM17 32 3 29 11 $42.71 19 $8,589.86
AUT17 9 8 1 6 $46.82 1 $8,000.00
WIN18 9 9 - 7 $48.13 - -
SPR18 12 12 - 11 $44.94 - -
Total 62 32 30 35 $45.65 20 $8,294.93
Salary Breakdown for Job Titles in "Research"
The data in the following tables is from students registered for CSE 601 internship credit in the academic year specified. Companies with fewer than two (2) internships during this timeframe are not reported for student privacy. Students doing a full-time internship during the regular academic year will typically register for ENGR 601, or just not sign up for credit.
Research # of internships Avg Low High
FT research - salary 11 $8,691.61 $7,307.68 $10,000.00
FT research - hourly 7 $46.14 $35.00 $53.00
PT research - hourly 11 $46.19 $30.00 $62.50
Salary Breakdown for Job Titles with "Engineer"
The data in the following tables is from students registered for CSE 601 internship credit in the academic year specified. Companies with fewer than two (2) internships during this timeframe are not reported for student privacy. Students doing a full-time internship during the regular academic year will typically register for ENGR 601, or just not sign up for credit.
Engineer # of internships Avg Low High
FT engineer - salary 9 $8,389.97 $7,920.00 $9,000.00
FT engineer - hourly 2 $38.00 $26.00 $50.00
PT engineer - hourly 6 $41.48 $22.00 $49.04
Sampling of Companies Allen School Students Worked For & Average Salary
The data in the following tables is from students registered for CSE 601 internship credit in the academic year specified. Companies with fewer than two (2) internships during this timeframe are not reported for student privacy. Students doing a full-time internship during the regular academic year will typically register for ENGR 601, or just not sign up for credit.
Research Microsoft Google Facebook Adobe
FT research - salary $8,666.67 - - $9,000.00
FT research - hourly - - - -