The National Institute for Computational Sciences

Internship Opportunity

XSEDE is Looking for Scholars Program Participants

U.S. students from underrepresented groups in the area of computational sciences are encouraged to apply now to be a part of the 2016 eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) Scholars Program cohort. Deadline for application submission is Feb. 1.

The program focuses on giving African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and women a unique opportunity to learn more about high-performance computing (HPC) and XSEDE resources, network with cutting-edge researchers and professional leaders, and come together with student peers to establish a community of academic leaders.

As part of the program, Scholars will:

  • Receive a stipend of $5,000 and 30,000 computing service hours to work on an HPC educational/research internship from May 31, 2016, to June 1, 2017.
  • Receive travel grants to attend the two-week Blue Waters Petascale Institute at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in late May 2016 (tentatively May 30–June 10, 2016) and the annual XSEDE Conference (XSEDE16) on July 17–21 in Miami.
  • Participate in at least six online technical training and mentoring webinars with other XSEDE Scholars.
  • Network with leaders in the XSEDE community and learn about research, internships, and career opportunities.

The internship advisor can be a Blue Waters advisor that has submitted a project online, or your current faculty advisor.

The project must include the use of high-performance computing for solving a problem in science and engineering. You can view some of the current projects being funded on the Web page.

Questions can be addressed to Leticia Velazquez at

About XSEDE:

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE accelerates scientific discovery by enhancing the productivity of researchers, engineers, and scholars by deepening and extending the use of XSEDE's ecosystem of advanced digital services and by advancing and sustaining the XSEDE advanced digital infrastructure. XSEDE is a five-year, $121-million project and is supported by the National Science Foundation. For more information, visit XSEDE’s Web site.