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Cyber Internship Guide

How to Find, Apply and Register for Internships

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience and Bachelor of Applied Science with a Cyber Operations emphasis are encouraged to build an internship into their degree plans. Internships provide opportunities to gain professional experience and apply your classroom knowledge in the workplace.

Learn More About Internships at Boise State

Visit the Career Services Internship Information page to learn more about internships at Boise State. Topics include: “Why do an internship,” “Registering for academic credit,” “Get the most out of your internship” and more.

Steps to Getting a Cyber Internship

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m already employed. Can I get academic credit from my place of work?

Yes, it may be possible to do an internship in the organization for which you’re already working. If that’s the case, look for new projects that will allow you to apply classroom knowledge to your job. Discuss the idea with your workplace supervisor first, then with Dr. Loo to get approval.

How many hours do I need to work at my internship?

You should work no less than 10 hours/week and up to 40 hours/week, depending on your capacity and the needs of your internship site.

How many credits will I earn?

In general, the breakdown of credits is:

  • 10 hours/week = 2 credits per semester
  • 20 hours/week = 3 credits per semester
  • 21-40 hours/week = 4-6 credits per semester

A maximum of 12 credits earned at internships can be used to meet your university graduation requirements.

Do I have to pay tuition for CORe 493?

Yes, like all of the CORe classes, you will pay the university for the academic credit you earn at a rate of $350/credit hour.

IMPORTANT: If you only need two credits to meet your program and graduation requirements, you should register for two academic credits from your internship (even if you are working more than 10 hours/week). Check with your academic advisor if you are unsure about how many credits you should be registering for.

Maybe. It depends on the placement. We recommend you discuss this with your potential internship supervisor before you agree to the placement.

Are there assignments in CORe 493?

You will complete weekly progress reports and activities in the CORe 493 Canvas course to summarize your learnings. The final report will build on your progress reports and consists of five pages per credit hour.

Internship Help

If you can’t find the answer to a question or you want to talk about a specific situation, please reach out to us. Finding an internship is a process, and we’re here to help!