Hello all, I’m an (undergraduate) Freshman pre-Computer Science major and I’m looking for companies or government agencies that offer good summer internships. I have a pretty comprehensive list of such opportunities (provided by my university), but unfortunately the descriptions on these programs’ websites are often vague and lacking important information (e.g. regarding a salary/stipend), so I was hoping the HN community could offer some suggestions.
The main things that I’m looking for in a summer internship are (1) actual hands-on experience building real projects (i.e. not being a coffee-boy) and (2) a salary/stipend that can cover my costs for the summer. And since I’m just looking to get my hands dirty and gain my first real experience, I’m not interested in applying to anything highly-selective and prestigious.
Your suggestions are much appreciated!