• SPIN interns

    You + NCSA = Endless Possibilities


    The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) needs talented, creative Illinois undergraduate students to participate in hands-on research and development projects in areas including supercomputing, data analytics, visualization, and more. NCSA's SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) program offers paid internships to Illinois students who can contribute to challenging projects with support from members of NCSA's expert staff who act as mentors.

2021 Summer Internships

Are you an Illinois undergraduate looking for your next internship experience? We are looking for highly motivated, creative undergraduate students to work on hands-on research projects with guidance from NCSA staff and faculty affiliates. The center will offer a limited number of paid SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) internships during Summer 2021.

The Summer 2021 online application is now open. Apply by midnight March 1, 2021. To learn more about Summer 2021 projects, please click on the "Mentors" tab.


SPIN Summer 2021 session information:

  • Program dates: June 7 – July 30, 2021
  • Work 20 hours/week for 8 weeks
  • SPIN interns earn $12.50 per hour and are paid as Undergraduate Hourly employees
  • Open to any UIUC undergraduate student in good academic standing
  • No restriction on year of study or major
  • International students are eligible

COVID-19 note: NCSA adheres to the remote-work protocol mandated by the University of Illinois until the restrictions are lifted. SPIN interns will be allowed to work remotely this summer if NCSA continues following the remote-work protocol due to the pandemic. Otherwise, the SPIN program will be considering case-by-case applicant circumstances, and interns may be allowed to work remotely.

Contact us

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions regarding the application process

Address: 1205 W Clark St, Urbana, IL

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