Computer Science Co-Op Program @ CCNY


The Computer Science Co-Op Program @ CCNY is a two-semester-long program designed to deliver qualified tech talent to local employers and short-term professional opportunities to competitive NYC undergraduates. A partnership between the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline and The City College of New York (CCNY), the Computer Science Co-Op Program @ CCNY gathers valuable feedback from host businesses to better align tech education with the workforce needs of NYC employers.

The Computer Science Co-Op Program @ CCNY administered by the Computer Science Department and CCNY Career and Professional Development Institute (CPDI) places computer science students in internships with employer partners. These students have a skill level equivalent to pre-“software engineer,” that is, workable as an entry-level programmer who is familiar with object-oriented programming in C++, Java, Python, and with a knowledge of data structures and algorithmic development. They have also completed a professional development program to ensure they are ready for the workplace.

Co-Op internship placements will start at the beginning of the spring semester and continue through the summer for a total of approximately 6 months. At no cost to the employer, the student will work 15-19 hours per week during the spring semester when the hourly wage is subsidized by NYC Tech Talent Pipeline from June 1st till July 24th (8 weeks). After July 24th, the student will then transition to part-time hours at 15-19 hours per week and the employer will be responsible for compensating the hours at the rate of $18/hour, from August 3rd until the end of the fall term on December 4th.

It is the expectation of the program that the initial semester hours with the employer, that is being subsidized by NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, are “training hours” where the student is being trained on any additional technologies/skills (if any) that he/she needs to know to be able to their work. Then it is the expectation that by the second semester the student is a strong contributor to the project work and/or is assigned their own project(s).

CLICK HERE to submit your information if you are interested in HOSTING A COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENT. Once we receive your information, a representative from our office will contact you to schedule a phone call to further discuss the program.