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Internships

Hands-on work experiences for undergraduate and graduate students

We offer summer and year-round learning experiences through our internship programs. The internship program is open to students anywhere in the country. 

 

Gateway Development Internships

Our Workforce Development team offers two types of internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. The internships are intended to provide hands-on experience and to provide a unique opportunity for student engagement with the community. 

Our first type of internship is placement with an existing Science Gateway project with funding from that project.  We will seek to partner students with ongoing projects that have articulated a need for interns. 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. These internships may take place during the summer or during the academic year.

Our second type of internship is summer placement with a Science Gateway framework development team at one of the Indiana University Center for Applied Cyberinfrastructure Research, the Texas Advanced Computing Center, or the San Diego Supercomputer Center. Eligible applicants include graduate students majoring in computer science or computer engineering (or related fields). The student will be funded by SGX3 to join an existing team for the summer, working on live, impactful gateways. In some cases the internships will take place on-site, and others virtually.

Students can use the internship experience to receive credit through their college or university if their institution has an independent study class or internship credit program. On the application form, students should indicate their intent to use the internship to satisfy requirements for university credits. The course/program number (if applicable) and description will be requested, and paperwork will need to be processed at the beginning and end of the internship.

"...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

 

For Intern Hosts

A quality intern can make real contributions to productivity by assisting your team with gateway development for specific domains or by speeding access to high-performance computing resources. More gateway projects are discovering the benefits of internship programs. Benefits include both increased productivity and enhanced perspective. There is no secret that each generation brings with it greater tech-savvy than the last and each brings its own unique social approaches. In addition, your internship placement provides an extra set of hands that can often help accomplish goals or finish projects while giving back to the community.

Intern hosts can suggest students for a placement or elect to have the Workforce Development team make recommendations. You are encouraged to interview students before final selections. 

Summer Internship

The summer internship is intended to provide hands-on experience and to provide a unique opportunity for student engagement with the community. To that extent, the interns are encouraged to participate in the annual Gateways conference, where they will report on their internship experience. 

Academic-Year Program

Each host will be required to provide students with a salary or stipends based on qualifications. The suggested salary for interns is $15.00/hr (minimum) for 20 hrs/week. Guidance on conducting remote internships will be provided to mentors by the Workforce Development staff and technical support for the intern will be provided by the technical/consulting staff.  

 

Usability Internships at Purdue University

Additionally, our Incubator offers internship positions for undergraduates and 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, Associate Professor in Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University. If you have questions, please email help@sciencegateways.org.