Internship at Max Planck Institute
Academic Research (Computer Science)
Start Date
1 Jul' 21
3 Months
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Posted 3 weeks ago
An internship at a Max Planck Institute is a way to pursue world-class research in computer science! Our internships are also an excellent way to explore research or new research areas for the first time. Internships are open to exceptional bachelors, masters, and doctoral students worldwide, as well as exceptional individuals from industry interested in gaining academic research experience in computer science. intern positions are limited and admissions are very competitive. We welcome interns all year round, but most interns prefer the summer months. Every intern works directly with an assigned faculty mentor at one of the participating institutes. Internship projects are based on the intern’s academic interests, maturity, and prior experience.
About Max Planck Institute
The Max Planck Institutes for Informatics (Saarbruecken), Software Systems (Saarbruecken and Kaiserslautern), and Security and Privacy (Bochum) offer research internships in all areas of computer science. We study the principles of efficient, dependable, secure, and usable computing systems, as well as their interaction with the physical and social context in which they operate.

We conduct foundational research in relevant areas of computer science and beyond, covering theory, empirical analysis, and data-driven investigation. We seek impact through publications, artifacts, and people.
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About the work from home job/internship
Selected intern's day-to-day responsibilities include:

1. Work closely with a research group at one of the participating institutes and be mentored by at least one faculty member
2. Conduct academic research jointly with their mentor or a team of faculty, doctoral students, and postdocs

The following institutes participate in the internship program:

1. Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Saarbruecken)
2. Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (Kaiserslautern and Saarbruecken)
3. Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (Bochum)
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Who can apply

Only those candidates can apply who:

1. are available for the work from home job/internship

2. are available for duration of 3 months

3. have relevant skills and interests

Other requirements

1. Internships are open to exceptional bachelors, masters, and doctoral students worldwide with a basic background in computer science (roughly, the first three years of a standard computer science bachelors program by the start of the internship) and an interest in CS research. Internship projects are customized to suit the backgrounds of individual interns.

2. Industry applicants with a similar background and an interest in academic CS research may also apply.

3. Students looking for bachelor's or master's thesis projects are also welcome to apply. The internship project can be converted to a thesis if the student's university allows it.

4. Internships are also an excellent opportunity for pre-doctoral students to explore computer science research prior to embarking on a research career.

5. We encourage applicants with diverse academic backgrounds and interdisciplinary interests, e.g. intersecting social science, economics, law, humanities, and others.

6. We particularly welcome applications from individuals belonging to underrepresented groups in CS or other STEM fields.

7. Our internships are very competitive and all applicants are expected to have an excellent academic record, regardless of its length.

Additional Information

1. For internships starting during the year, apply at least 4 months before your intended starting date.
2. A typical internship lasts 12 to 14 weeks, but longer internships are possible.

Editor’s note
Information above is Internshala's interpretation and paraphrasing of what we found on the shared link.
We understand that travel restrictions due to COVID-19 may prevent some interns from traveling to the hosting institute. In these cases, the internship can be completed remotely if the intern and the mentor agree mutually. The intern still receives the stipend.

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