At Franklin, we encourage students to integrate academic studies with practical work experience through internship. However, there are strict rules to follow to get a request approved. This is especially true for international (F1) students. You need to download and read the Franklin University Internship Manual for the complete requirments, steps, and process. Here are some important parts:


Prerequisites vary depending on the internship field. To apply for an internship, undergraduate and graduate students are required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and 3.0, respectively. See individual prerequisites in the current Academic Bulletin under Course Descriptions. The Academic Supervisor may choose to adjust the requirements to accommodate a student with extenuating circumstances.


The student will consult his/her Academic Advisor for guidance through the process of applying for an internship. The Academic Advisor will also provide contact information for the Academic Supervisor who will be responsible for the student during the internship. At least one week prior to beginning internship employment, the student must have completed all steps required for approval as described in Franklin University Internship Manual and be registered for internship credit. Credit will not be given for (a) work begun before approval of the internship, (b) work already completed or (c) for current employment.

Download and fill out the Franklin University Internship Manual to begin your application.


The Student Learning Center provides free tutoring help online or on campus for the following courses:

  • COMP 101, 111, 121, 281, 311, 501, and 511
  • ITEC 136, WEBD 101, and 236
  • MATH 040, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 210, 215 and 280

A collection of multimedia demonstrations are available here to help you understand some of the major topics in those courses. The writing service is also available to review and provide feedback on your paper.

You are encouraged to learn more about the free tutoring service, the schedule and make your appointment at The Student Learning Center.

As Franklin's students and faculty, you may have access to certain software products free of charge through Microsoft and OnTheHub. A few examples include

  • Windows Operating Systems
  • Visual Studio
  • Azure for Students
  • Microsoft Access
  • Visio
  • Microsoft Project
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Norton Security Deluxe

Please read this instruction of Using OnTheHub and Azure Dev Tools for Teaching for Software Installation.

The background resource material for students who transfer into the Franklin programming sequence is provided here.

A set of *announce* and *discuss* listservs has been created for each of the Computing Sciences majors.

Faculty use the *announce* listserv to communicate important information relative to the Computer Science (BS and MS respectively), Cyber Security, Information Technology, Information Systems, and Web Development majors. The *announce* listserv postings are sent to all students in the given major. All students in the major are automatically subscribed. We use this list prudently to avoid creating mailbox clutter.

A *discuss* listserv for each of the majors is also available through which we distribute information about such matters as job opportunities, internship opportunities, external scholarships, and items of more general interest (e.g., a talk or presentation that may be of interest to some). The *discuss* listserv is also available for postings from students on topics that may be of interest to others within the major. That is, you may send postings you think are relevant to your fellow majors, and we encourage you to do that.

Membership in the *discuss* listservs is available by subscription. You can subscribe by sending an email to (or itec-discuss, mis-discuss, or webd-discuss, whichever is relevant) or by visiting To log in, enter your Franklin email address and your myFranklin password. Click on the List of Lists tab. Then click on the *discuss* list of interest and the Subscribe button. We hope this list will be a useful resource in both academic- and career-oriented matters, as well as possibly some related recreational areas.

In addition, Computer Science *alumni-announce* and *alumni-discuss* listservs have been created with the intention of encouraging alumni to subscribe and stay in touch with one another and the program faculty. The *discuss* listserv is available on a subscription basis.

If you would like to view the archive of postings for any of these lists, go to Click on "list of lists" and then the list of interest. Then click on the "Archive" button for that list. The archived postings are organized by year and month and are accessible by clicking on the month of interest. Please note that the buttons on this page do not work well within the Internet Explorer browser, but they work well in Firefox.

Use of these resources is subject to the Franklin University Student Code of Conduct and Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy.