As part of a broader organisational restructure, data networking research at Swinburne University of Technology has moved from the Centre for Advanced Internet Architecture (CAIA) to the Internet For Things (I4T) Research Lab.

Although CAIA no longer exists, this website reflects CAIA's activities and outputs between March 2002 and February 2017, and is being maintained as a service to the broader data networking research community.

 Summer 2016/2017 Undergraduate Internships at CAIA
Monday November 28 2016 - Friday February 10th 2017

CAIA is offering internships over the summer 2016/2017 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 28th 2016  to Friday February 10th 2017 with a break for Christmas from December 25th to January 2nd 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 2016.


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:

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.

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 2016. Where an objective tie-break is required, we will chose the person whose SSH key arrived first (in step 2 above).