Summer 2015/2016 Undergraduate Internships at CAIAMonday November 30th 2015 - Friday February 12th 2015
CAIA is offering internships over the summer 2015/2016 break for students who are currently 2 (or more) years through a Telecommunications Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Computer Engineering bachelors degree at an Australian university (or an approved double-degree containing one of those degree programs). The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in IP data networking and be curious about research in Internet protocol design, development and evaluation.
The internship will last for 11 weeks, from Monday November 30th 2015 to Friday February 12th 2016 with a break for Christmas from December 25th to January 3rd inclusive. Applicants are expected to be available for the entire 11 week period.
Potential applicants should make initial contact with CAIA by midday, Monday October 19th 2015.
Successful applicants will be assigned to a project based on our evaluation of applicant skillset and academic record. You will work with a member of CAIA Research staff as directed by Professor Grenville Armitage
Internships are an opportunity to explore life in a research centre, collaborate with experienced academic staff and do a research project outside the boundaries of a regular undergraduate curriculum. You will begin to appreciate the combination of discipline and imagination that drives modern data networking research.
A tax-exempt stipend of $475/week will be paid to each intern under this scheme.
This internship is limited to students who meet the following criteria:
- By the end of this current semester you will have completed 2 (or more) years of a Telecommunications Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Computer Engineering bachelors degree at an Australian university (or an approved double-degree containing one of those degree programs).
- In 1st semester 2016 you will be continuing the bachelors degree (or double degree) listed in the preceding point.
- You have achieved an average grade of at least 75% over your most recent 150 credit points of subjects studied for your Telecomms Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Computer Engineering degree. (A typical semester will have subjects totalling 50 credit points, so for many applicants this amounts to your most recent 3 semesters or 1.5 years up to mid-2015. It is not necessary that each subject's grades are above 75%, just that the overall average exceeds 75%.)
The first application round is in four parts. (Yes, this is a modest screening process.)
Note: Applications MUST be in pdf (with .pdf extension) or ASCII text (with .txt extension). Applications submitted in MS Word, OpenOffice, or any other format (including snail mail) will simply be ignored.
- First: Put together a single page document (ASCII or pdf) that clearly:
- States why you wish to be considered for this Internship (no more than half a page)
- States that you are available full time from Monday November 30th 2015 until Friday February 12th 2016.
- Documents all your academic results (each subject and associated numeric grade) for the most recent 150 credit points (three semesters, which will not include 2nd Semester 2015 - see criteria above).
- Second: By 12pm (midday) Monday October 19th 2015:
- Third: On Wednesday October 21st 2015 you will receive an email requesting that you upload your document from Step 1 using SCP to an IP address specified in this email. You must complete this upload step by 5pm Friday October 23rd 2015. (You will not need a password. If this requirement does not make sense, re-consider step 2.)
- Fourth: On Tuesday October 27th 2015 we will contact all applicants by email regarding the results of this application process (and next steps, if any)
Final selection of applicants:
We may choose to use follow-up phone or in-person interviews to make our final selection. More details will be available after October 21st 2015. Where an objective tie-break is required, we will chose the person whose SSH key arrived first (in step 2 above).