Smart Spaces FAQ

Q:  Can I apply if I am going to graduate from college this year?
A:  No.  If you will graduate before the internships start, you are not eligible.

Q:  Can I apply if I am a high school student?
A:  In general, no.  The only exception:High school graduates who have been accepted at an undergraduate institution that is hosting an REU Site, but who have not yet started their undergraduate study, are eligible to participate.

Q:  Can I take courses while doing my internship?
A:  No.  Per guidance from NSF, no coursework is permitted during the period of the internship.

Q:  Can I apply if I am not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident?
A:  No.  NSF requires interns to be U.S. persons.

Q:  Can I opt out of staying on campus?  I am from the area and would like to commute from home.
A:  In general, no.  This is a residential program, and living with your cohort is part of the experience.  Only for special circumstances (e.g., you are a parent caring for a dependent child), can we waive this requirement.

© 2014-2016 Computer Science and Engineering, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA 18015.