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.

Winter 2008 Undergraduate Internships at CAIA
Monday June 23rd 2008  --  Friday August 1st 2008

Applications are now CLOSED f
or Winter 2008


CAIA is offering three internships over the winter 2008 break 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 IP data networking and be curious about research in Internet protocol design, development and evaluation.

The internships will last for 6 weeks, from Monday June 23rd 2008  to
Friday August 1st 2008. Applicants are expected to be available for the entire 6 week period.

Potential applicants should make initial contact with CAIA by midday, Thursday May 1st,  2008.

Projects:

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

Goal:

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.

You may even have fun.

Stipend:

A tax-exempt stipend of $400/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 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 2nd semester 2008 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 the middle of 2007. It is not necessary that each subject's grades are above 75%, but the overall average must exceed 75%.)

How to apply:

The application is in four parts.
(Yes, this is a modest screening process.)

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 23rd 2008  to Friday August 1st 2008.
  • 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 2008 - see criteria above).
Second: By 12pm (midday) Thursday May 1st, 2008:
  • generate a new SSH public/private key pair
  • email your new SSH public key by email to Dr Philip Branch (pbranch@swin.edu.au) with Subject line reading "CAIA Internship, SSH key"
  • NOTE: This public key must be generated in a format suitable for use with OpenSSH under unix
Third: By Monday May 5th 2008 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 Wednesday May 7th 2008. (You will not need a password. If this requirement does not make sense, re-consider step 2.)
Fourth: On Friday May 9th 2008 we will contact all applicants by email regarding the results of this application process (and next steps, if any)

Note:
Applications MUST be in pdf (with .pdf extension) or ASCII text (with .txt extension).
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 Friday May 9th 2008. Where an objective tie-break is required, we will chose the person whose SSH key arrived first (in step 2 above).


Last Updated: Wednesday 14-May-2008 15:41:09 EST | Maintained by: Grenville Armitage (garmitage@swin.edu.au) | Authorised by: Grenville Armitage (garmitage@swin.edu.au)