Internships

Internships are a proven way to gain relevant knowledge, skills and experience while establishing important connections in the field.

Internship Opportunities

Internships may be completed during fall or spring semester or full-time over the course of the summer. Kansas City companies such as Cerner and H&R Block offer internship opportunities. Some companies and organizations will post opportunities on their websites and some opportunities can be found through UMKC Career Services' Handshake. You can also find internships through the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Course Credit

Students may earn course credit while working as an intern for a company or government agency.

  1. The course number for internship credit is MATH 496/STAT 496. You must have approval from your advisor before enrolling.
  2. Each credit hour requires 75 hours of internship work. Usually credit is for 1-3 hours.
  3. Internship credit is not available for duties performed in current or prior employment.
  4. Course credit is awarded only if the internship involves a substantial amount of mathematics or statistics.
  5. Examples of math- or statistics-related work are scientific computation and programming, data analysis and mathematical modeling and analysis.
    1. View the tutorial (You may access to SPSS through Remote Labs)
    2. Read the examples from IBM for Bootstrapping, Nonlinear Regression and the description of the sample files
  6. You must write an 8-10 page report, describing your duties, how they related to mathematics or statistics, and your personal growth from the experience, for three credit hours.