Internship and Co-op Program | Troy University

Internship and Co-op Program

Internships

It is recommended that all Surveying and Geomatics Sciences program students and Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) majors gain work experience with a survey or GIS firm as an intern before graduation. A senior project may be completed in place of an internship.

Student Benefits from Working as an Intern 

  • Gain valuable field experience, often with pay
  • Receive better offers for positions upon graduation 
  • Receive course credit for each semester working as an intern

Help Provided to Find Internship Positions 

  • Companies interested in hiring students for internship positions visit weekly 
  • Internship postions sent to the department  are posted  for students to see
  • Troy Career Services provides guidance on finding internship opportunities 

Internship Requirements 

Surveying and Geomatics Sciences Program Internships

Completion of two internship courses are an option.  A student may choose to do a senior project or take the two classes below:

GEM 3395  Cooperative Work Experience I - The course provides students with experience working with an employer approved for the Cooperative Work Experience component of the Surveying and Geomatics Sciences Program. The student is expected to submit a written and oral report to the faculty member directing the project, detailing the work experience.  Prerequisites: GEM 2220, 2.0 overall grade point average, and approval of the Geomatics Program Director.

GEM 4496  Cooperative Work Experience II - The student must be in residence at Troy University for a minimum of one semester after completion of GEM 3395 before leaving for cooperative work experience under GEM 4496. The student is expected to submit a written and oral report to the faculty member directing the project, detailing the work experience.  Prerequisites:  GEM 3395 and approval of the Geomatics Program Director.

Geographic Information Sciences Major Internship 

Completion of one internship course is an option.  A student may choose to do a senior project or take the class below:

GIS 4499 The course provides students with real work experience with an employer approved for the internship component of the GIS major. The student is expected to submit a written report and oral presentation to the faculty member directing the project, detailing the work experience. Prerequisite: GIS 3391