Research Master's Degree in Computer Science
Research Internships - Advisor Guide
Proposing an internship
Master internships, should they take place in public or private research laboratories or in companies, should be research-oriented. Every internship proposal will have to be approved by the SIF directors before being proposed to the students. SIF internships last at least 5 months, and are selected by the students by the end of october (students write a bibliographic study related to the topic of the internship during the first semester).
Supervizing the internship of a SIF student
The reminder of this page sets out information about hosting an intern from the 2nd year of the Research Master in Computer Science (SIF).
- Early November: start of bibliography writing (reading of research papers related to the internship topic and writing by the student of bibliographic study). See BIBL course informations.
- Early February: oral presentation of the bibliographic study. See COLQ course informations.
- Early February: start of internship. Some students from engineering schools might start later.
- June: Research report submission and internship defense.
- Early July: enf of internship. Some students from engineering schools might finish later.
As an internship supervisor, you are required to:
- inform as soon as possible the intern of the amount of payment offered for his/her internship;
- make contact with your student at the beginning of November to start the bibliography work; provide the articles required for the bibliography and make sure the bibliographic study and the internship are carried out successfully;
- for foreign students, check that formalities such as the FSD (security and defense officer) application have been carried out;
- implement the internship agreement (December);
- propose an external reviewer (contacted and in agreement) to review your intern's bibliography and final report before the specified deadlines (early February and early July). “External” means at least external to your team, or even to your laboratory. The person should be knowledgeable in the field and must hold a PhD degree;
- validate the bibliographic report and make sure that it is handed in by the intern before the specified deadline;
- review one bibliographiy and one final report from an other student and respect the specified deadline (you will receive Easychair invitations);
- attend the entire session (3 or 4 presentations + debate) of the bibliographic (February) and final (June) defense which your intern is giving his or her presentation (or make sure you are represented by a member of your team who has been contacted and is in agreement); although wished, the presence of supervisors whose research laboratory is far from Rennes is not mandatory;
- for supervisors from Rennes only, suggest a member of your team (yourself or another member who has been contacted and is in agreement ) to take part in an entire session of the the bibliographic (February) and final (June) defense other than that at which your intern is giving his or her presentation;
- validate the final report and make sure it is handed in by the intern before the specified deadline;