NCSA Internship Program for Cyberinfrastructure Professionals

The application period for Fall 2018 will be open from April 16-May 15. The Fall 2018 session will run from August 28 through December 13.

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 learning about the different cyberinfrastructure areas at NCSA after which they will be paired with one of the advanced infrastructure groups at NCSA.

For this semester, the following groups are available to host one intern per group:

  • HPC Systems Group
  • Innovative Technology Services
  • Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Innovative Software and Data Analysis
  • Science and Engineering Application Support
  • Incident Response and Security Operations
  • Innovative Systems Lab

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 15 weeks during the Fall 2018 semester and is open to anyone who has completed at least 60 hours of accredited course work. 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 US residents will need to have their F1 OPT ready by the Start date of August 28th, 2018.

Contact Us

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

Email: Dan LaPine (