IEOR E3999 Fieldwork (Undergraduates Only)

Students in the IEOR Department have an option to pursue internship opportunities that complement their academic studies and earn credits.  Schedule permitting, students may engage up to 20 hours per week during an academic term (fall and spring semesters). Students may take IEOR E3999 Fieldwork for a maximum total of three (3) credits, and the credits will count toward the 128-credit requirement for the bachelor of science degree. However, fieldwork credits: (1) may not also count toward a major core, technical, elective, and non-technical requirements and (2) may not be taken for pass/fail grade or audited.  

In order to commence, the student must adhere and agree to the following guidelines:
 

  1. Obtain an offer letter.  The offer letter must have the following in order to be processed:

       - Be on official company letterhead
       - Have a specific start date and a specific end date
       - Include the complete street address where the work will be performed
       - Include the number of hours per week
       - Include a detailed description or list of position duties (should be related to the IEOR degree and it's applications)
       - Signed and dated by the employer

    * The Department will not process the Fieldwork request if any of the above items are missing. 
    The following sample offer letter template may be shared with the employer to facilitate the process.
     
  2. Submit a Fieldwork Request Form for Departmental review for IEOR E3999 Fieldwork. 
     
  3. Employment may not exceed 20 hours per week during the academic year (fall and spring semesters).
     
  4. Adhere to the following schedule and deadlines.  This schedule also pertains to F-1 students requesting Curricular Practical Training during the academic terms.  For F-1 students, please refer ISSO for F-1 Student Eligibility. For J-1 students, please contact your J-1 sponsor and ISSO to discuss your eligibility.

Semester

Number of Credits

Term Duration

Minimum Hours of Work (Total)

Deadline to Apply

Fall

1

Half or Full Term

100

First Friday of November

Fall

1.5

Half or Full Term

150

First Friday of October

Spring

1

Half or Full Term

100

Last Friday of March

Spring

1.5

Half or Full Term

150

Last Friday of February 

Summer 1, 1.5, or 2 Half or Full Term 100-200 Final Date: First Friday of July

 

At the conclusion of the term, you are required to submit the following in order to complete the course:
  1. A final written report detailing your internship experience. Additional guidelines will be provided.
     
  2. A written letter of evaluation from your internship