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. 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.

At no cost to the employer, the student will work 6-7 weeks during the summer months at 35 hours per week (June 28th - August 13th).  The student will be compensated through grant dollars or academic credit during this time.  After August 13th, 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 until the conclusion of their co-op experience on December 3rd.

It is the expectation of the program that the initial hours with the employer, that are being subsidized, 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 time the student transitions to the employer payroll that 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. 

Last Updated: 03/12/2021 12:28