Undergraduate Internship: Blue Waters, Applications due March 20

Are you a student looking for an internship or faculty interested in mentoring a student?

Blue Waters Student Internship Program

Now Accepting Applications (due by Friday March 20, 2015)

Blue Waters Student Internship Program is actively seeking faculty and students to participate in year-long student internship opportunities.

Students in the program will gain experiences involving the application of high-performance computing to problems in science, mathematics, or engineering.

The program provides students with:

* a stipend for undergraduate participants totaling $5000,

* a two-week intensive Petascale Institute (May 24 - June 6, 2015), and

* travel to the Blue Waters Symposium 2016 if selected to present.


This program provides support for internship activities at any accredited degree granting institution in the United States.


The internships awarded through this program may be for students working with a faculty member on their home campus, or at another campus.


Graduate students are welcome to apply to attend the Petascale Institute.


They are responsible for arranging their own research advisor and any stipend would be the responsibility of the research advisor.


Interested students can apply at:




Faculty who would like to mentor an undergraduate student can post descriptions of available positions.


Positions can be intended for a particular applicant or opened to all qualified applicants.


Faculty can submit internship positions at:





Blue Waters, supported by NSF and the University of Illinois, is one of the world's most powerful supercomputers and the fastest on a university campus.


Up to 1 percent of the computing capacity of Blue Waters is available for educational efforts aimed at preparing the next generation of students and teachers and an educated workforce.


The goal of the Blue Waters Student Internship Program and of the education allocation is to provide unique learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students across a wide array of traditional and emerging disciplines.


In collaboration with Blue Waters, Shodor and the National Computational Science Institute will provide support and content for the internship program and Petascale Institute.


Shodor, a national resource for computational science education, is located in Durham, NC, and serves students and educators nationwide.


Phil List

Apprenticeship Director

Computing Mentor

The Shodor Education Foundation

807 E. Main Street, Suite 7-100

Durham, NC 27701