Internships

Internships are a great way to put what you're learning in the classroom to use — and computer science students are in demand.

There are a number of local software development companies in Holland and the greater West Michigan area. There are also opportunities for computer science students to apply their skills and gain valuable experience at companies like Gentex, Worksighted, Yanfeng and many more.

Many of our graduates take positions in West Michigan after they graduate, with several of them starting their own companies.  These alumni are eager to help support current students through internships and other opportunities. This network of Hope CS alumni extends outside the West Michigan area as well for students looking for exciting summer opportunities.

Past Internships

In the last three years, our students have interned at:

  • Open Systems Technologies
  • Worksighted
  • Collective Idea
  • Lean Logistics
  • Egemin
  • Leco
  • Logos Bible Software
  • Atomic Object
  • Spin Dance
  • Epic Systems
  • Service Express, Inc (SEI)
  • Hex Innovation
  • DTE Energy
  • Innotec
  • Magna Mirrors
  • Altair
  • Sales Pad

Here's what some of our students who have completed internships have had to say about their experiences:

Quote from Kalli Crandell '16I found that I learned a ton from the experience, gained life long connections in the field and even earned a full-time job. I was able to work on a variety of support projects, work with other interns on a totally new internal project using an agile method and work independently to develop any CS skill that I wished to pursue.

Kalli Crandell, ’16

Picture of Conor LivingstonMy internship was invaluable. I loved putting everything that I learned at Hope into practice and it turned into a job. I learned SO MUCH through my internship.

Conor Livingston, ’15

Picture of Matthew JohnsonMy internships were great learning experiences. The opened my eyes to learning new technologies quickly and having to be responsible for my coding decisions. They were beneficial overall to understand what will be expected of me in a workplace environment and how to ask for help from my very intelligent and more experienced coworkers.

— Matt Johnson ’14