ICS@PSU: Institute for CyberScience

Graduate Student and Internship Opportunities

We are looking for talented, goal-oriented graduate and undergraduate students with interests in high-performance computing (HPC) and scientific software applications to intern with ICS. Our interns work on projects that matter to Penn State researchers, from astronomers to geneticists to zoologists. You’ll get a chance to show off your technical skills and gain golden experience providing real solutions to real problems. If you want to work in a environment where you will be constantly challenged and helped to grow, check out an internship with ICS.

Look to the left to see our current open internship opportunities. You can find general information for undergraduate and graduate internships below.

Undergraduate Internships

We are looking for upper-division undergraduates in good standing with the following qualifications:

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, including speaking technical concepts to nontechnical audiences;
  • Ability and desire to learn general concepts and technologies quickly and independently.
  • Preferred experience working in customer service—ideally a tech support, help desk environment;
  • Understanding of high-performance computing systems, preferably Unix/Linux-based systems;
  • Experience in running and/or providing support for scientific applications on large-scale computers.

Undergraduate Interns will work in the Institute for CyberScience i-ASK Center. The job typically entails working with faculty and researchers to resolve technical issues that aid in their use of our cyberinfrastructure, such as: Account and access-related issues; Implementation of scientific applications and utilization of the ICS-ACI systems; Installing, testing, and administering applications on ICS-ACI systems; Generating system usage and utilization data.

Graduate Internships:

We are looking for master’s or doctoral students in good standing in statistics, applied mathematics, or computer science. We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Understanding of high-performance computing and experience in R;
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, including speaking technical concepts to nontechnical audiences;
  • Some familiarity with the statistics involved in R code including but not limited to probability theory, statistical inference, regression, design of experiments, data mining, machine learning, visualization, and Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods.

Graduate interns work with faculty and researchers to assist them in advancing their research. They will assist in resolving technical issues, install and test software, and aid faculty and researchers in their use of the ICS-ACI system.

Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Help us build the future. Contact ICS at Penn State.

  • email: ics@psu.edu
  • phone: ICS-ACI Support (i-ASK Center): 814-865-4275 | General Inquiries: 814-867-1467

November 2017

  • Nov 7, 201711:00 am - 5:00 pm

    XSEDE HPC Workshop: GPU Programming Using OpenACC

    OpenACC is the accepted standard using compiler directives t…

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  • Nov 6, 201710:00 am - 3:00 pm

    NIIMBL Teaming Event with Celgene

    Celgene, a biotechnology company, invites researchers to a m…

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  • Nov 8, 20178:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Amazon Web Services Research Immersion Day

    Come and learn how to do science on the cloud! From scaling …

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  • Nov 9, 20171:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    SIRO Proposal Development Workshop: Perspectives on Graduate Education

    Dean Evasius, Director, NSF Division of Graduate Education, …

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  • Nov 2, 201712:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Introduction to Data Science with R Workshop 8: Managing Multiple Datasets

    In this workshop, we will begin to synthesize what we have l…

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  • Nov 10, 20172:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    SIRO Proposal Development Workshop: NSF Research Traineeship Program-Limited Submission Opportunity

    The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program (NSF 18-507) is d…

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  • Nov 14, 20179:00 am - 5:00 pm

    GIS Day 2017

    Penn State GIS Day strives to bring together those who are w…

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  • Nov 9, 201712:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Introduction to Data Science with R: Working with Text Data in R

    In this workshop, we will cover the basics of manipulating a…

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  • Nov 14, 20175:00 pm

    Paul Hawken, “Drawdown, the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming”

    Environmentalist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken will be the ke…

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  • Nov 16, 20172:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Ari Fertig of “The Conversation”

    Penn State will host editor Ari Fertig from the academic med…

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  • Nov 17, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Stochastic Computations Working Group: “Parameter estimation using linear response statistics: Theory and numerical scheme”

    Join ICS Associate John Harlim and Xiantao Li for their bi-w…

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  • Nov 30, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Geodynamics Seminar with Tim Masterlark – Impulse Response Experiments for Magmatic Systems

    Join the Department of Geosciences for a Geodynamics Seminar…

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