Co-operative Internship in Computer Science

The Co-operative Internship in Computer Science (CICS), formerly Computer Industry Internship Option (CIIO), is a collaborative effort between the Department of Computer Science, the co-operative education office for the Faculty of Science, and local, national and international employers.

Employers from many sectors hire computer science interns, from small local tech companies to large multinational companies to government departments.

CICS students complete full-time, paid practical work experiences in an internship of either 8, 12 or 16 months, typically between the third and fourth years of the academic program. The longer work period allows students to become fully productive members of the organization.