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Internships and Capstones

QTM Internships

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to apply learned curriculum through direct participation in a quantitative internship position and receive academic credit for their experience. Securing an appropriate internship and completing the relevant application form is the responsibility of the student.

NOTE:  Students may not receive academic credit for paid internships.


  • This course is open only to Quantitative Sciences, Applied Math & Statistics, or Public Policy Analysis major students with a 3.0 GPA or above
  • This course must be taken for a letter grade and may be used to satisfy the continued writing requirement
  • The internship must take place during the enrolled semester
  • Only four credits, taken at one time, may count towards the QSS major. Those credits will count as general major credit and will not fulfill any upper-level elective requirement. 
  • Credit cannot be applied retroactively 
  • In order to receive academic credit towards a QTM major, a student must enroll in QTM 496R(W) and pay the tuition for the course.
  • QTM 496R(W) is not offered over the summer. Students completing an internship during the summer semester should apply for INTERN 496 or INTERN 497 through the  Office of International and Summer Programs.


  • Review the requirements detailed above
  • Fill out the Quantitative Sciences Internship application
  • Submit the completed application to Sadie Hannans at no later than two weeks prior to the close of add/drop/swap (in any given semester).
  • If your application is approved by the internship director, the QTM Program Coordinator will enroll you in QTM 496 during the add/drop/swap period appropriate to the semester of your internship. Note that QTM staff do not manage enrollment for summer internships.


Applications are approved or declined provisionally.

QTM Capstone: Experiential learning at its finest

Intended for advanced QTM majors (i.e., seniors and highly qualified seniors), the QTM capstone course offers distinctive collaborations across college and real world.

Partnerships originate from a widely varying array of sectors including:

Partners each bring unique proprietary challenges to faculty-led teams of student investigators who apply disciplinary knowledge and substantive expertise to the questions they are presented. The QTM capstone is your opportunity to synthesize everything you have learned in your classes and make a real impact.

 Over the course of the semester, student teams will...

  • learn the relevant background information and business constraints in order to define the research problem
  • collaborate weekly to bring theoretically sound, analytically rigorous, creative solutions and insights to specific challenges
  • participate in weekly lab sections intended to integrate professional communication, presentation, and writing skills into the overall experience
  • provide partners periodic updates
  • make concluding formal presentations of findings/insights, applicable models/code, and recommended courses of action to partner stakeholders and university guests

 All of happens with the generous support and oversight from...

  • dedicated faculty leads
  • departmental staff
  • partner liaisons
  • university units