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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

TweetThis! Summer Internships for BSc and MSc Students

The School of Computer and Communication Sciences provides internship opportunities in the Summer period for students enrolled in BSc, MSc, or equivalent programmes in Computer Science or Engineering, Telecommunications, or Electrical Engineering. Internships are assigned competitively to students with excellent academic results.

During a period of at least two months and including the whole month of August, internship students get the chance to learn new skills and to gain hands-on experience in their chosen field while working personally with leading senior scientists. Participating students will work in a research unit, typically to solve problems which are usually part of major research efforts. Often, this will lead to performing challenging programming or design tasks to prove new concepts. Being an intern at EPFL is a highly motivating learning and working experience in a competitive research environment, but it is also a great way to get familiar with another culture, to start building a network of connections in Switzerland, and to get prepared for a global career! And, last but not least, it is a chance to spend some months in a region rich of natural attractions and offering a multitude of leisure opportunities.

PRACTICAL STEPS DATES (every calendar year)
Application by the student Before 15th FEBRUARY
IC decision on acceptance End of FEBRUARY or beginning of MARCH
Beginning of internship Usually after 1st MAY
End of internship Usually before 1st SEPTEMBER

The minimum duration of an internship is two months but longer stays are strongly encouraged. The exact duration depends on the availability of participating students and on the agreement of the hosting laboratories. It is strongly recommended that the internship period includes the whole month of August to enable participation in some programme-wide activities.
Internships require full-time commitment (~40 hours/week). Therefore, participating students cannot attend another summer school or commit to other activities that could interfere with their work schedule.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a 3- or 4-year BSc programme or a 1- or 2-year MSc programme (or equivalent undergraduate programmes). Students enrolled in PhD programmes are not eligible.
  • Students in Indian institutions should submit their applications to the dedicated programme.
  • The BSc or MSc programmes must be in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Communications, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Applicants, at the time of application, must be currently enrolled in the 2nd year BSc or above (therefore, they must have successfully completed their 1st study year of the BSc).
  • Scholarships: CHF 1,600.- per month (CHF 400.- per week).
  • Please write us.
  • Please write us to receive an A2 poster or download the PDF file.

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