Department Jobs & Internships

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences oversees several hourly wage opportunities which include but are not limited to the positions of Student Computer Laboratory Administrators, Student Networking Assistants and Student Tutors. CIS also encourages students to obtain Internships to go along with their studies in our department and oversees Graduate Assistantship opportunities for students. Additional information is available below.


COSC Student Lab Assistants
Student Lab Assistants

Graduate assistantships are offered through the CIS Department and other departments across Towson University.  All CIS Department Graduate Assistantship (TA) opportunities will be posted on the Towson University HandShake Website.

The deadlines for applying for CIS Department Graduate Assistantships are as follows:

  • Fall Semester Graduate Assistantships – May 31st
  • Spring Semester Graduate Assistantships – December 31st

More information about Graduate Assistantships can be found on the Office of Graduate Studies website.

We encourage students to obtain internships as part of their studies in our department. Internship courses can be taken as part of the undergraduate Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology degrees. Please visit the Towson University Career Center website to start your search and additional information on services, career advice, internships, jobs, career events, and networking.

COSC/CIS/ITEC 397 – Internship Course

Requirements for enrolling:

  • Have an IT-related job
    • No more than 20% of the job may be administrative or clerical
  • Have a GPA of 2.8 or greater
  • Have completed:
    • Computer Science students: COSC 336
    • Information Systems students: CIS 334
    • Information Technology students: ITEC 315 or ITEC 325 or ITEC 345
  • Fill out the Internship Description Form and get it signed by your supervisor
  • Turn the completed form into Dr. Dehlinger

Once the department verifies that you meet the requirements, you will get an email indicating that you have been authorized to register

For CS & IS majors:  COSC/CIS 397 may be taken twice; it can count once as an elective in the major and then count the second time for general credit toward the total number of hours required for the degree.

For IT majors:  ITEC 397 may be taken twice, both of which may count toward the total number of hours required for the degree.

For more information the internship courses (COSC 397, CIS 397, ITEC 397) e-mail 

Our lab administrators provide assistance to students and faculty with technical questions, troubleshooting problems, network service access requests, and software installation.

For more information about our lab administrators and their schedules, please visit the CIS-TechHub web page.

To apply for a position, complete and submit a TechHub Student Application (PDF).

Our tutors assist students with understanding significant course concepts, developing problem-solving strategies, and study techniques.

Employment Eligibility

  • Tutor must have earned at least a B+ in all courses tutored;
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA;
  • Must be able to adhere to a fixed schedule of available tutoring hours;
  • Must have above average English language skills (written and oral);
  • Must be willing to attend TU sponsored and paid CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association) tutoring workshops.

At a minimum, tutors must be proficient in being able to tutor the following courses:

  • COSC 175 General Computer Science
  • COSC 236 Computer Science I
  • COSC 237 Computer Science II
  • ITEC 231 Web Technologies
  • ITEC 274 Systems Administration​​​​​

To apply for a position, complete and submit a TechHub Student Application (PDF).

The department supports several students to staff the Department Information Desk. This desk serves as the student-run first point of contact for the department. 

All applications should be submitted through the Towson University HandShake application at:

The Student Advisors at the CIS Advising Hub help with (but are not limited to): Creating a Degree Completion Plan, selecting and registering for courses, deciding which major is best for you, and any general advising questions you may have.

Applications should be submitted through the Towson University Handshake portal:

Applications will be reviewed before the start of each semester.