Gateways 2016 introduced undergraduate Joel Gonzalez-Santiago to the work of nanoHUB, presented by Lynn Zentner of Purdue University, and led to an internship.

Hands-on work experiences for undergraduate and graduate students

SGCI offers summer and year-round learning experiences through our internship programs. A summer program open to students anywhere in the country focuses on gateway development, and a year-round program gives Purdue University–based students experience with usability evaluations offered through our consulting services. 

Gateway Development Internships

Our Workforce Development team offers eight-week summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. The summer internship is intended to provide hands-on experience and to provide a unique opportunity for student engagement with the community. Participants are placed at one of the seven universities that form the SGCI partnership, or a specific site may be suggested by an SGCI client, partner, or others who are interested in hosting a student intern.

Eligible applicants include graduate students majoring in computer science or computer engineering (or related fields) at any level and undergraduates majoring in computer science or computer engineering (or related fields) who have completed their junior year and who demonstrate strong programming and software engineering skills.

Participants receive a stipend, plus housing and transportation. Interns are encouraged to participate in the annual Gateways conference, where they will report on their internship experience.

Learn more about SGCI's internship opportunities by reading these blog posts written by some of the students who worked as SGCI interns during the summer of 2018:

"...I learned new skills to manage large projects. I also obtained rich experience in web developing in JavaScript/HTML/CSS and user-interface designs, which I had hardly had a chance to be exposed to. It’s really an exciting internship, and I have achieved more than I expected."
—Yuexi Chen, 2018 Intern

Summer 2019 Gateway Development Internships

If you are a student and would like to apply for an internship, complete this application form. The deadline for submitting this application and supporting documents is April 26, 2019. We will begin to fill slots on March 8, 2019, and will continue the review process until all slots are filled.

If you are an SGCI client, partner, or someone else interested in hosting a student intern, complete this application form. SGCI’s Workforce Development service area can either select an intern for you, or you may recommend a student that you’d like to work with. If you decide to recommend a student, you’ll need to provide their details on the form. In order to accommodate as many students as possible, full or partial funding through the host institution is requested but not required. The deadline for submitting this application is April 26, 2019.

Sign up for our newsletter to find out when it is time to apply for future opportunities. 

Usability Internships at Purdue University

Additionally, our Incubator offers internship positions for master’s-level students concentrating in usability and user experience design at Purdue University. This internship gives students based at Purdue the opportunity to conduct usability evaluations of gateway projects located anywhere in the US. Interns are hired and supervised by Dr. Paul Parsons, Assistant Professor in Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University. For more information, please email help@sciencegateways.org.