Past Student Internships

IST students take on diverse internships in a variety of fields. Each opportunity helps students connect content from the classroom to the real world, earn valuable experience, and build their professional network. Every College of IST student must complete one internship before graduating, but the majority complete multiple experiences and most receive a full-time job offer from one of their internship providers.

Check out the unique experiences IST students have taken on below and contact the Office of Career Solutions and Corporate Engagement to help you find opportunities that match your goals. To further explore opportunities or meet with a career coach, visit the Nittany Lion Careers page to learn more.

Internship Examples by Major

Examples of the work done in past cybersecurity analytics and operations-related internships held by our students include:

  • conducting vulnerability research and assessments
  • monitoring networks to ensure that they are secure
  • designing, developing, and implementing solutions and technologies to enhance the security and resilience of technology infrastructure
  • growing expertise in the security of emerging technologies
  • creating security metrics, reports, and dashboards
  • writing information security policies and procedures

Our students have interned at companies including, but not limited to the following:

  • Deloitte
  • Federal Governmental Agencies
  • IBM - X-Force Red Cybersecurity Team
  • Merck
  • Security Risk Advisors
  • Select Medical

Examples of the work done in past data sciences-related internships held by our students include:

  • developing machine learning software for signal analysis
  • analyzing data from a web-based conversational bot
  • leveraging predictive analysis tools and databases to enhance projects
  • building, validating, and deploying predictive models using machine learning technologies
  • developing code for data mining, statistical analysis, and prediction systems that align with a company’s strategic goals
  • analyzing corporate data to identify market trends

Our students have interned at companies including, but not limited to the following:

  • Capital One
  • Dell Boomi
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • PwC
  • Rakutan

Examples of the work done in past enterprise technology integration-related internships held by our students include:

  • deploying an information technology system at a health care institution to improve the patient and physician experience
  • providing consultation to various business clients on their IT structure and efficiency
  • helping clients solve their complex business issues, from strategy to execution

Our students have interned at companies including, but not limited to the following:

  • Erie Insurance Company
  • Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
  • KPMG
  • PPL Electric Utilities
  • Vanguard

Examples of the work done in past human-centered design and development-related internships held by our students include:

  • researching and testing application usability for customers
  • creating mobile-friendly websites
  • modernizing an airport terminal by enhancing web and mobile developments
  • discovering ways to integrate virtual reality into a school’s curriculum
  • consulting on website and technology needs for a business incubator
  • working in an Agile team environment to research users and plan sprints, then working with developers to code and test various applications

Our students have interned at companies including, but not limited to the following:

  • Art of Living
  • FedEx Services
  • Highmark Health Inc.
  • US Dept of Veterans Affairs

Examples of the work done in past information sciences and technology-related internships held by our students include:

  • deploying an information technology system at a health care institution to improve the patient and physician experience
  • providing consultation to various business clients on their IT structure and efficiency
  • researching and testing application usability for customers
  • creating mobile-friendly websites
  • discovering ways to integrate virtual reality into a school’s curriculum

Our students have interned at companies including, but not limited to the following:

  • Dell Technologies
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • Key Bank
  • Valley National Bank
  • W.L. Gore & Associates

Examples of the work done in past security and risk analysis-related internships held by our students include:

  • developing security policies for employees participating in world travel
  • creating, testing, and implementing network disaster recovery plans
  • helping organizations prepare for and recover from natural disasters and other natural threats
  • developing up-to-date disaster recovery plans for critical applications, hardware software, and IT sites

Our students have interned at companies including, but not limited to the following:

  • Accenture
  • Bank of America
  • EY
  • Freddie Mac
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Current Students

Check out the internship database to discover where other IST students are interning and the type of work they're doing. This is a great resource to explore potential companies to research and opportunities to consider.

IST Internship Database