The Data and Computing Summer Lab is a 10+ week paid summer internship program at the University of Chicago offering unique benefits. The program is an opportunity to work collaboratively on a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research project, while gaining in-demand computation, data analysis, and programming skills with a team of smart, diverse and friendly people.
The program is open to high school, undergraduate, or graduate students eligible to work in the United States. Applications must be completed by March 15. The earliest start date for accepted students is May 31, but later start dates are negotiable.
Interns are paired with researchers from the Center for Data and Computing (CDAC) and Department of Computer Science and work individually or in teams with other students on exciting projects spanning a wide range of domains such as computer science, data science, social science, climate and energy policy, materials science, biomedical research, and many others. We encourage participation from a diverse range of students and require no prior research experience.
The program’s goals are to:
- Provide valuable computer and data science research experience for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students through an interactive, hands-on summer internship program at the University of Chicago
- Expose students to a broad range of interdisciplinary research while developing crucial research and computational thinking skills
- Encourage students with diverse backgrounds to participate in computer and data science education, research activities, and explore career paths