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Gain hands-on expertise in state-of-the-art research

Khoury College experiential education equips doctoral candidates with an intensive, state-of-the-art research experience in computer science. You have the opportunity to work at Khoury or another university, or to complete an internship in industry. Gain real-world insight and hands-on expertise in your dissertation area—all while enhancing the value of your PhD. To get started, talk to your research advisor about internship opportunities.

Experiential Learning & Co-op - PhD

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Your research experience is what you make it

A strong current of research and innovation runs through the halls of the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, from groundbreaking discoveries in artificial intelligence to critical insights in data science to pioneering experiments in robotics. They’re all made possible by our highly cited research faculty who make an impact every day. Your experiential education is backed by Khoury’s advanced computer science curriculum, but it is your research work that can truly accelerate your learning. Many doctoral candidates conduct research at Khoury or another university lab, while others gain industry exposure by interning at an outside organization in Boston or beyond.

Our employers, your opportunities

Take a look at recent Khoury research experiences. PhD internships typically take place during the summer.