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. Participants are placed at one of the seven universities that form the SGCI partnership, or a specific site can 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 required to attend the annual Gateways conference, for which Workforce Development provides funding. Attending the PEARC conference is recommended, but not required. Funding is provided by Workforce Development to interns who decide to attend.

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:

Summer 2019 Internship program

Our application forms are typically available in January or February each year and close in April or May. One application is for students. A second application is for gateway projects interested in hosting an intern; such projects can recommend a specific student or ask to be matched with a student applicant.

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.