ICS Summer Internship Program 2014

Have you ever pondered how to, for instance,

Would you like to participate in world-class research on challenging problems like these? What are your plans for the next summer? See below what the Department of Information and Computer Science at Aalto University School of Science can offer you!

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Research Topics

We are recruiting a substantial number of summer interns to work on the following research topics during summer 2014:

There may be more topics, given good applicants. Each summer intern will be assigned a post-graduate student or a doctor as a personal supervisor who will advise in research tasks. The default training period is from June 2 until August 29. The monthly salary will depend on the number of relevant study credits that you have completed.

If you are studying for a Bachelor's or Master's degree at Aalto University (or other Finnish university) and you feel that you have been successful in your studies of information and computer science, mathematics, or bioinformatics - and you are interested in scientific research work - you are an eligible applicant for our summer internship positions. Please note that students who do not have a study right for a Bachelor's or Master's degree at a Finnish University are not eligible for this call. If you do not fulfill these criteria, you may want to consider the international internship programme offered by the Aalto Science Institute http://asci.aalto.fi/en/internships/incoming_asci_interns/.

We do not require previous research experience. Typically, you are allowed to include the work done during the training period as a special assignment in your studies, and in many cases you can continue the summer project towards a Bachelor's or Master's thesis. Moreover, some of the summer interns continue with their research groups as full or part-time research assistants after summer.

For more information, please visit the web pages of the department or individual research groups.

How to Apply

Written applications are sent by ordinary mail using address:
ICS Summer Internship Program
c/o Minna Kauppila
Aalto University School of Science
Department of Information and Computer Science
PO Box 15400
FI-00076 Aalto

and they must be received by January 31, 2014 at 15:00 o'clock Finnish time at latest. Each application should include:

  1. an application form (to be filled in in English, printed out, and signed) where your background information, preferences over research topics, and personal motivations have been declared;
  2. your up-to-date CV; and
  3. an official up-to-date transcript of studies (a document provided by your university that lists the courses you have completed and the grades obtained).

You are supposed to express your preferences on the application form by specifying 1—5 preferred topics using option codes (see the three-letter acronyms in the list of topics) and by distributing 6 preference points (positive integers) among them. These conditions give rise to two extreme cases: all 6 preference points are assigned to a single option (6+0+0+0+0=6) and the points are distributed among five options (2+1+1+1+1=6, i.e., you must prefer one of the options over others).

All application materials are to be in English. Incomplete applications may not be taken into consideration. Application documents are not returned to applicants.

If you have any questions about a particular research topic, please contact the respective research group directly. Any general questions about this call or the application form should be directed to HR coordinator Stefan Ehrstedt (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi).

This call was published on Jan 9, 2014.