Information on Computer Science Research-Related Internships 2016
Peter Brass (Professor of CS at CCNY)
Below I collected some Information on various internship programs that
I believe to be interesting and relevant for our ambitious students,
for the summer 2016. This is a personal selection, not a complete list;
and this information is offered as is, without guarantees. You should
search and visit relevant websites to find updated information
and more opportunities.
- The IBM Research International Internship program. This is
a program which I believe to be especially interesting for
research-minded students, first because IBM Research does indeed
some remarkable things, and second because this is a special program
for CCNY, so the chances of getting it are for our top students
fairly high. The program is open to students of all levels, from
undergraduate to PhD, including international students.
The program locations are IBM Research Labs in
India ( Projects in India),
China ( Projects in China), and
Switzerland ( Projects in Switzerland); the projects in china
are for visa reasons only open to chinese students.
Applicants need to be pre-approved by their college
(I am the faculty contact person), the process is described
here. Please fill the
internal application form and send it to me (email@example.com),
together with your resume and transcript by January 21, 2016.
After preapproval, you get instructions and a link
to upload your application with IBM. You will need
at least one recommendation letter, which should be sent
directly to IBM. All IBM-selected students will have an
orientation in IBM-Research headquarter, and are expected to
write a report after completion of their summer research projects.
- The NSF REU programs. Research Experience for Undergraduates
is a large program, by which undergraduate students participate
with a paid internship for one summer with a research project at
some research group, usually not at their own university.
The list of NSF-approved REU sites can be found
Of the computer science REU projects, the following looked to me
Of course this is just a personal selection of more than 60 REU sites for CS.
- The Google Summer of Code. This is aimed more at graduate and
PhD students; selected participants are paid by Google to work for
one summer on some open-source project approved by Google.
This is very educational for programming on a real large open-source project
that will be actually used by people, and will therefore have fairly
high standards on acceptable code.
- Here are some industry research labs with internship programs
- Here are some internship programs in national labs
Peter Brass (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)