Seidenberg Launches the 2024 AI Internship Experience Program

Sven Latinovic
June 6, 2024
Pace Seidenberg students who are participating in the AI Internship Experience Program sitting in the NYC Design Factory, and following a Powerpoint presentation led by Seidenberg professor Dr. Christelle Scharff.

The 2024 AI Internship Experience Program at the Seidenberg School started this week! This intensive, two-week paid program for undergraduate and graduate students of Seidenberg will include a multitude of hot topics and tools in technology (such as Introduction to Machine Learning and CNN, Generative AI, Agile Methodologies, and Scrum), a crash course in Python, GitHub workshops, networking, career development, and more. All interns will leave the program with resume worthy projects. The program will culminate in a presentation on Friday, June 14, from 1:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. in the NYC Design Factory on the 9th floor of 15 Beekman.

Seidenberg Professor, Associate Dean, and Co-Director of the Seidenberg AI Lab, Dr. Christelle Scharff, is leading the program with Dr. Carmine Guida, Assistant Professor and head of Seidenberg’s new BS in Game Development.

Pace Seidenberg students sitting around a table at the NYC Design Factory space, talking about the project they are developing.
AI Internship Experience students ideating about their project.

When describing the program, Dr. Guida said that “the AI Internship Experience gives our students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with artificial intelligence, machine learning, project management, pre-professional advancement, and design thinking.” Elaborating on how comprehensive this experience will be for the interns, he said that the “students will develop and deploy two AI-related projects, including an image classifier and generative adversarial network (image generator). Additionally, students will develop their GitHub repositories and enhance their resumes and LinkedIn profiles. They will also be mentored by Career Services, as well as Pace alumni.”

Dr. Scharff added that she and Dr. Guida decided to put the program together because they wanted to “have a program that is very innovative, that is for the next generation. This experience is inspired by internship programs of leading tech companies, such as Google and Microsoft.” When talking about the students who are participating, she said that “we have a very diverse group of students. A lot of them are Sophomores, and this is a first internship experience for some of them. So, it is important for us to build their confidence, teach them new skills, and to set them up for success in their future internships and jobs. We wanted to create a safe environment where our interns can explore and experience all different paths that working with AI can offer.”

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