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**For interns interested in summer 2013 positions, please note we have instated at March 15, 2013 deadline. We recommend that you apply by this deadline for full consideration, but we may consider applications submitted after this date if space is available.**
Click for a list of anticipated 2013 openings for interns.
ADSC accepts applications for internships year-round from strong students in computer science and computer engineering. Designed for undergraduate, masters or Ph.D. students who are considering or pursuing a career in research, ADSC's internships offer the opportunity to contribute to an ongoing cutting-edge research project while building professional connections. ADSC interns collaborate closely with on-site ADSC graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and/or external collaborators. Many of ADSC's interns become coauthors on publications or patent applications from the projects they join. Most ADSC undergraduate interns go on to excellent graduate programs in the U.S. or other countries.
At the undergraduate level, ADSC is particularly interested in excellent students who are one year from graduation and are available for a 3-month internship during any part of the year (with a possible extension of up to 3 additional months, contingent on the approval of Singapore's Ministry of Manpower). At the Master's level, ADSC seeks students who are available for 3 months, with a possible extension as above. ADSC prefers Master's students who are interested in going on to a Ph.D. and/or for whom the research may form part of their thesis. At the Ph.D. level, ADSC is especially interested in students for whom the internship work might form part of their dissertations, and who are available for 3-24 months.
Ph.D.-level candidates who can be available for longer periods of time (1-2 years) can be supported under the A*STAR Research Attachment Programme (ARAP) Program. The ARAP Programme is a collaboration between A*STAR and overseas universities to provide research opportunities at A*STAR Research Institutes and Consortia, including ADSC. Under the program, Ph.D. students may spend one to two years at ADSC under joint supervision of the ADSC, the A*STAR Research Institute, and the students' home universities. The home university supervisor, ADSC supervisor, and A*STAR supervisor should jointly nominate the candidate to the A*STAR Research Institute's coordinator. The required information is available online.
ADSC internships offer a unique opportunity for students from other continents to prepare for a career in research while enjoying tropical Asia. To assist, ADSC will apply for internship work permits for its interns who are not Singaporean citizens or permanent residents. To qualify for the permit, students must be enrolled in a degree program at the time that the internship begins. For example, a student who will complete his or her degree in May and start another degree program in September cannot obtain an internship work permit for June-August. (ADSC invites students who have recently completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree and will not immediately seek a higher degree to apply for ADSC's research-oriented software / hardware engineer positions.)
To apply for an intern position, visit https://my.engr.illinois.edu/apply and select the internship option from the main menu. Applicants will be asked to submit:
"The most important thing I learned is the process of spinning-off a newly developed technology into a real business venture. Additionally, in my own country, most of the interns have similar experience and cultural background. But, at ADSC I was able to work with people from different backgrounds." - Oh Joungmin from Seoul National University, 2012 ADSC Intern
"The enthusiasm and passion of people at ADSC for both research and learning is simply remarkable and very motivating." - Pulkit Yadav from Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, 2012 ADSC Intern
"The brilliant and nice people working in ADSC was the most valuable part of my experience." - Ramin Anushiravani, 2012 ADSC Intern
'The most important things I learned while at ADSC was that your first idea is not always the best idea and how to manage my time." - Ioana Dumitrache from the University of Bucharest in Romania, 2012 ADSC Intern