24 Jan 2024

Summer Internships at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)!

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A Center of Excellence and a Software Institute Serving the Science Gateways Community

Hands-on work experiences for graduate students

We offer summer learning experiences through our internship programs. The internship program is open to students anywhere in the country.

Gateway Development Internships

Our Workforce Development team offers internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. The internships are intended to provide hands-on experience and to provide a unique opportunity for student engagement with the community.

Summer Internships at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)!

Apply for the Summer 2024 SGX3 Internship Experience

We will begin to review applications on November 1, 2023. The review process will continue on a rolling basis until all slots are filled. The application process will close on January 31, 2024.

Eligible applicants include graduate students majoring in computer science or computer engineering (or related fields). The student will be funded by SGX3 to join the TACC science gateway team for the summer, working on live, impactful gateways.

Note: For students with a visa, please confirm with your school to ensure this does not impact your visa program. SGX3 is not responsible for the impact to your visa status. This is NOT considered employment but a scholarship opportunity.

The program will run from June 3 – August 2, 2024.

Experience at a Glance

The enriching and transformative experience at a world-class supercomputing center includes:

  • Opportunities to train in Software Engineering, Science Gateways, and High Performance Computing
  • Hands-on mentoring by TACC staff
  • Integrate as a cohort of SGX3 interns with the Advanced Computing Interfaces department
  • Social and team-building activities
  • Professional and leadership development opportunities
  • Technical report and publication opportunities

Project Opportunities

Specific projects will be selected at the time of the internship program but in general are of the following scope:

  • Research and develop new features/capabilities for the Tapis Framework (https://tapis-project.org/) this includes working on new gateways that are integrating tapis, adding new capabilities to the Tapis framework.

  • Hands on training and experience working on a production science gateway such as the Frontera User Portal and DesignSafe Science Gateway. This includes working on new features and capabilities, bug fixes and iterative improvements. This offers interns the opportunity to learn about the entire software pipeline in a production environment.


Participants will receive a $5,400 stipend (scholarship), housing (if not local to Austin), and meal card at The University of Texas at Austin, and travel arranged by TACC. Additionally, travel grants to present research at an annual conference will be available to selected participants.

Desired Prior Skillset

  • Programming experience in Python
  • Experience with Docker and Containerization
  • Linux/Unix experience

Usability Internships at Purdue University

The SGX3 Incubator offers internship positions for undergraduates and master’s-level students concentrating in usability and user experience design at Purdue University. This internship gives students based at Purdue the opportunity to conduct usability evaluations of gateway projects located anywhere in the US. Interns are hired and supervised by Dr. Paul Parsons, Associate Professor in Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University. If you are a Purdue University student studying usability and are interested, please contact help@sciencegateways.org.

If you have questions about any of our internship opportunities, please email help@sciencegateways.org.

To apply for this job please visit sciencegateways.org.