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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 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

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 Fall 2022 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 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 at least Aug 15, 2022.

Applications for the Fall 2022 session will be accepted from June 30–July 29, 2022. The Fall 2022 session starts Tuesday, August 23, 2022 and ends on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. We will require in-person attendance for this session (in-person and remote as required by NCSA).

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