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The Laboratory hosts short term undergraduate interns, who receive training on elements of scientific computing and work with lab members on some aspect of their research.

The purpose of internships is:

  • to introduce the interns to a potential future work environment, thus aiding a decision on whether it meets their career plans and interests.
  • to acquire transferable HPC skills, which will be advantageous for future graduate study or employment. 

The primary incentive of the Lab for hosting interns is to assess their capacity for research and thus their suitability to enter our MPhil or PhD programme. Indeed, many of our past and current graduate students have done internships at the Lab.

Part II/III Natural Scientists from the University of Cambridge have completed their research projects at the Lab.

A number of German and Austrian students have done their Diploma research at the Lab.

To enter our internship programme, please send a CV, proposed dates of stay, topic of scientific interest and names of two referees, to admin at Places are subject to availability.

We will consider candidates who fulfill the following requirements:

  • have completed (at the time of the proposed visit) at least the 2nd year of studies in a science or engineering degree, 
  • have obtained examination results of 70% or higher, 
  • have good knowledge of computer programming in C/C++ or FORTRAN,
  • should not require a visa to enter the UK.