NCSA Internship Program for Cyberinfrastructure Professionals

*** The application deadline has been extended! ***

Applications will be accepted through November 22, 2019. The Spring 2020 session starts Tuesday, January 21, 2020 and ends on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

The Cyberinfrastructure Professional Intern Program (CIP) is NCSA's internship program for those interested in pursuing cyberinfrastructure and is designed to address the shortage of a workforce with the specialized skills needed to support advanced CI operations.

CIP interns will work directly with engineers to gain hands-on experience in the cyberinfrastructure operations of a major leading supercomputing center. Interns will spend the first two weeks training and learning about the different cyberinfrastructure aspects at NCSA after which they will be paired with one of the advanced infrastructure groups at NCSA.

The following groups may be available to host one intern per group: (Group availability will be updated before the start of the session)

  • HPC Systems Group
  • Innovative Technology Services
  • Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Incident Response and Security Operations
  • Storage Enabling Technologies
  • Innovative Systems Lab
  • Integrated Data and Database Services
  • Networking Engineering and Research

Graduates of this internship program will have the necessary preparation and qualifications to enter a workforce that will develop, deploy, manage and support advanced CI at other universities, center, and industry to meet the needs of the national computational science community.

The internship will be full-time over the course of 16 weeks during the Spring 2020 semester and is open to anyone who has completed at least 60 hours of accredited course work, not just current students. Though the number of available positions per semester is limited, the program does have a three-year duration and those interested may apply again for a different session. Current students interested in this opportunity must be able to get an exception to their coursework. All interns must be able to provide their own housing and will be paid via a monthly stipend. Non-U.S. residents will need to have their F1 OPT ready by the start date of January 21, 2020.

Contact Us

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions regarding the application process or the program itself.

Email: Dan LaPine (