Winter 2007 Undergraduate Internships at CAIAMonday June 18th 2007 --- Friday July 27th 2007
CAIA is offering three internships over winter 2007 for students who have completed at least 2 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). The ideal candidates will have a strong interest in data networking and be at least intensely curious about research in Internet protocol design, development and evaluation.
The internships will be 6 weeks long - beginning Monday June 18th 2007 and ending Friday July 27th 2007 (the duration of our new 'winter term'). Applicants will be expected to be available for the entire period.
Potential applicants must make initial contact with CAIA by midday, Monday May 21st 2007 .
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 Associate 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 action and imagination that drives modern data networking research.
A tax-exempt stipend of $350/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 at least 2 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 2nd semester 2007 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 end of 2006. It is not necessary that each subject's grades are above 75%, just that the overall average exceeds 75%.)
The application 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 be ignored.
- First: Put together a single page document (ASCII or pdf) that clearly:
- States that you wish to be considered for this Internship
- States that you are available full time from Monday June 18th 2007 to Friday July 27th 2007.
- Documents all your academic results (each subject and associated numeric grade) for the most recent 150 credit points (three semesters, which will not include 1st Semester 2007 - see criteria above).
- Second: By 12pm (midday) Monday May 21st 2007, generate a new SSH public/private key pair and email your new SSH public key (suitable for use with OpenSSH under unix) by email to Dr Philip Branch (firstname.lastname@example.org) with Subject line reading "CAIA Internship, SSH key".
- Third: On Tuesday May 22nd 2007 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 Thursday May 24th 2007. (You will not need a password. If this requirement does not make sense, re-consider step 2.)
- Fourth: On Friday May 25th 2007 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 followup phone or in-person interviews to make our final selection. More details will be available after May 25th 2007. Where an objective tie-break is required, we will chose the person whose SSH key arrived first (in step 2 above).