NCSA Internship Program for Cyberinfrastructure Professionals

Applications for the Fall 2021 session have been extended until July 9, 2021. The Fall 2021 session starts Tuesday, August 24, 2021 and ends on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. We will offer in person access/attendance for this session in accordance with Campus Guidance for student safety due to COVID-19.

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 Team
  • Composable Systems Team
  • Core Systems Team
  • Incident and Response Security Team
  • Storage Team
  • Networking Team
  • Innovative Systems Lab
  • Data Analytics
  • Software Directorate
  • Advanced Visualization Laboratory

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 Fall 2021 semester and is open to anyone who has completed at least 60 hours of accredited course work and is available to work full time in place of a normal college semester. All interns are expected to attend in person and must be able to provide their own housing. They will be paid via a monthly stipend. Non-U.S. residents will need to have their F1 OPT ready at least one week before the start date of August 24, 2021.

Contact Us

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

Email: Dan LaPine (