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Internship Program Partnership

Internship Partnership Program Overview

The New York State Center of Excellence (CoE) in Data Science at the University of Rochester offers a Data Science Internship Program. We recognize that for some organizations data science is a valuable tool for identifying business opportunities, supporting decision making, and developing business strategies, while for others it is an integrated component of the products they develop or services they offer. With that broad perspective, this program aims to support small businesses and startups in New York in reaching their business objectives by facilitating their access to student talent in data science. The Center funds two-month summer internship projects for small businesses/organizations that are selected from proposals submitted by companies interested in partnering with us.

Internship Partner Proposal – We are still considering additional partnerships for Summer 2023

Undergraduate and Graduate Students can learn more about internships by visiting the student internship opportunity site.


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Application Process and Timeline

  • Approved Proposals will be notified by email by January 5
  • Companies will need to sign the Educational Affiliation Agreement and Economic Impact Release Agreement
  • Internship Job will be internally posted
  • Companies will interview and select their top candidates
  • Intern Evaluation, Economic Impact statement and Program Evaluation will be requested at the end of the internship

Internship Details

  • CoE will fully sponsor a current student from the University of Rochester
  • Student will have a background in data science
  • Intern will work at your organization for two months during their summer semester schedule
  • Once a proposal is accepted proposals the position will be internally posted
  • The Center compensates the student for their internship and no financial contribution from your company will be expected
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Business Partner Expectations

  • Businesses need to be registered in New York State and consist of 100 employees or fewer
  • Company will need to provide a Data Science related project of their choice
  • Proposed project will be evaluated in terms of the Data Science relevance and value of real life experience to the educational benefit of the student
  • Interns will need supervision from a professional at your company, an in-person, virtual or hybrid work environment, and resources for the student to succeed in the project
  • Since the center is supported by Empire State Developmentā€™s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR). Our goal is to promote economic development in New York State. We will be requiring you to provide any economic impact realized as a result of this project (general cost savings, increased revenue, etc.)


Picture of Nick KoziolContact Nick Koziol, Manager of Business Engagement and Communications of the CoE Data Science at or schedule a virtual meeting.

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