The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has a history of nurturing innovative concepts, and some of the best ideas have come from highly motivated, creative undergraduate students. The Students Pushing INnovation (SPIN) internship program was launched to provide University of Illinois undergraduates with the opportunity to participate in hands-on research and contribute to interdisciplinary projects covering focused research areas in Culture and Society, Earth and Environment, Bioinformatics and Health Sciences, Material and Manufacturing, Data and Computational Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, and Digital Agriculture. The SPIN program is now accepting applicants for the Summer 2021 session. To apply, please visit our website, spin.ncsa.illinois.edu, and click on the “Mentors” tab to learn about the summer projects, and then click on the “Apply” tab. The applications are due February 15, 2021.
SPIN Summer 2021 session information:
*Program dates: June 7 – July 30, 2021
*Work 20 hours/week for 8 weeks
*SPIN interns earn $12.50 per hour and are paid as Undergraduate Hourly employees
*Any UIUC undergraduate student in good academic standing
*No restriction on year of study or major
*International students are eligible
COVID-19 note: NCSA adheres to the remote-work protocol mandated by the UI until the restrictions are lifted. SPIN interns will be allowed to work remotely this summer if NCSA continues following the remote-work protocol due to the pandemic. Otherwise, the SPIN program will be considering case-by-case applicant circumstances, and interns may be allowed to work remotely.
Thanks to Olena Kindratenko of National Center for Supercomputing Applications for this information item.