CECS Community Service Internship

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is committed to community engagement and outreach initiatives.  One component of that commitment is the Community Service Internship Program.  By partnering with community agencies, the internship program makes a difference in the lives of our student interns, and the life of our community.

The CECS Community Service Internship is a competitive, paid internship that pairs CECS undergraduate or graduate students with nonprofit organizations and government agencies to address community-identified projects in the Chattanooga region.

The goals of the Internship are:

  • to give undergraduate or graduate students in engineering and computer science an opportunity to gain real-world problem solving experience while being directly involved in the Greater Chattanooga/Hamilton County, TN Community
  • to support local nonprofits, community groups, and government agencies in addressing community needs and achieving their missions

Examples of interest placement areas for the problem solving focus of interns:

  • Healthcare/Health Policy
  • Neighborhood Improvement
  • Infrastructure Needs
  • Homelessness/Poverty
  • Big Data Studies
  • Energy and Sustainability

The Internship Program is open to students in all concentrations and majors in the College. There is a competitive selection process involving an application and provision of information about your proposed project and its specific goals.

The Dean of the College and the CECS Director of Student Success will interview applicant to learn more about your interests and commitment to community problem-solving.

Interns will be asked to participate in monthly meetings with their community agency advisor and the CECS Director of Student Success.  At the semester’s conclusion, interns will be asked to share their experience with students and faculty in a formal setting.