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Cyberinfrastructure Professional Intern Program (CIP)

The Cyberinfrastructure Professional Intern Program (CIP) is NCSA’s internship program for those interested in pursuing a career in 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 team: (Group availability will be updated before the start of the session)

  • Advanced Visualization Lab
  • Business IT
  • Software Platforms
  • Computing Systems
  • Incident and Response Security
  • Innovative Systems Lab
  • Networking
  • Storage
  • Technology Management Group

Hosting with another group might be available for those with existing skill sets, depending on the other group’s needs and resources.

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, centers, 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 2024 semester and is open to anyone who has completed at least 60 hours of accredited coursework and is available to work full-time in place of a normal college semester. All interns must be able to provide their own housing and will be paid via a monthly stipend. Non-U.S. residents must have their F1 OPT ready by at least January 3rd , 2024.

Applications for the Spring 2024 session will be accepted from October 25 – November 27, 2024. The Spring 2024 session starts Tuesday, January 16, and ends Wednesday, May 1. We will require in-person attendance for this session (in-person and remote as required by NCSA).

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