It's never too late or too early to start looking for an internship. Many CSE students use the CSE Ugradjobs blog and the College of Engineering's Engineering Internship Program to find full-time, paid positions that last three to nine months. You can also find a variety of jobs and internships through the Career Center's Handshake database. Also, remember to attend the Allen School's Industry Affiliates Career Fairs in autumn and winter to meet recruiters from established and startup companies.
For detailed resources and information on how to obtain an internship, please see our career pages.
CSE 301 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. To earn credit, students will complete a few assigments, including submitting a brief final report on their experiences, an updated resume, and a feedback survey taken by the student and their on-site manager. After completing the course, undergraduate students earn credit towards their degree with CSE 301 listed on their permanent transcript.
Once your Handshake Experience request is received, it will be reviewed by the internship team. You will receive an email from Handshake when the request has been approved. International students will not be approved until their CPT is also approved. When registration for the requested term opens, your add code will be posted on your Handshake Experience overview page. It may take until week 1 of the quarter to get an add code.
|Quarter||Priority deadline||Final deadline|
|Autumn||September 25||October 8|
|Winter||January 6||January 19|
|Spring||March 30||April 12|
|Summer||June 22||July 3|
Around the midterm, your supervisor will be emailed an evaluation they will need to complete for you to get credit in the course. During finals you will be sent a post-internship self-evaluation that is identical to the one you filled out when petitioning. All three of these surveys need to be completed to receive credit.
If you are planning to register via MyUW/MyPlan in the Summer, then make a note on your Handshake Experience request so that the course administrator knows your plan. If you don't make a note on your Experience request, you will not be issued an add code until Autumn.
ENGR 321 through the College of Engineering’s Internship Program and CSE 301 operate under a different fee structure where CSE 301 is a standard tuition rate while ENGR 321 is fee-based. Click for ISS CPT Application info.
|Domestic||Part‑time||Academic Year||CSE 301 (1 credit)||Standard Tuition Rates Apply; Deferred Registration|
|Domestic||Full‑time||Summer||CSE 301 (2 credits)||Standard Tuition Rates Apply; Deferred Registration|
|Domestic||Part‑time||Summer||ENGR 321 (1 credit)||$196|
|International||Full‑time||Summer||CSE 301 (2 credits)||Standard Tuition Rates Apply; Deferred Registration|
|International||Full‑time||Acadmic Year||ENGR 321 (2 credits, full-time status)||$392|
|International||Part‑time||Acadmic Year||CSE 301 (1 credit)||Standard Tuition Rates Apply; Deferred Registration|
* academic year indicates autumn, winter, spring. summer is a vacation quarter. Austin Browning (firstname.lastname@example.org) should be listed as Department Advisor and OPT approver for F-1 visa students. J-1 students contact cse301 by email for work authorization instructions.