IEOR E4999: Fieldwork Request Form (For MS Students Only)

IEOR E4999: Fieldwork Request Form (For MS Students Only)


IEOR E4999 Fieldwork is intended for IEOR graduate students interested in obtaining relevant professional work experience as part of their program of study. IEOR graduate students may earn up to (3) three graded credits towards the MS degree through internship engagement. The student is responsible for the cost per credit, charged as regular tuition. Students and supervisors will be required to submit a final report at the conclusion of the internship.

In order to commence, the student must adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Student must present an official offer letter from the employer on the company's letterhead stating the following four items. The offer letter must contain all the items below in order to be processed. The following sample offer letter template may be shared with the employer to facilitate the process.

- Be on official company letterhead
- Include the complete street address where the work will be performed (order changed)
- Include the number of hours per week (order changed)
- Have a specific start date and a specific end date (order changed)
- Include compensation details (new)
- Include a detailed description or list of position duties (should be related to the IEOR degree and it's applications)
- Signed and dated by the employer

2. Student must adhere to the Fieldwork schedule and deadlines.

The Department requires 3-5 business days to review and process your Fieldwork request. For F-1 visa holders, ISSO will require an additional 5-10 business days. Please communicate this time frame to your prospective employers.