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Student Employment - CCAST Intern in the Researcher-Facing Track

CCAST Internship Program in Advanced Research Computing

The NDSU Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology (CCAST), Information Technology Division, is seeking students to join our Internship Program in Advanced Research Computing. Student interns in the researcher-facing track will work on projects related to the application of advanced computing (i.e., high-performance computing (HPC)/supercomputing, high-throughput computing, etc.) and assist researchers in various research areas. 

Undergraduate and graduate students who are in good standing and possess the required qualifications and experience will be considered. We offer training and professional development opportunities for our interns.

Hours Per Week: 10-20 in Spring/Fall, up to 40 in Summer
Starting Wage: $17/hour or higher, commensurate with experience
Reports To: CCAST Staff

NOTE: This position could qualify as a graduate assistantship. To be hired as a graduate assistant, the following criteria must be met: 
1) the student is a graduate student being paid via a stipend instead of hourly
2) the student must work the number of hours agreed upon and specified in the student's Graduate Contract form 
3) the student’s academic department must approve the work as being eligible for a tuition waiver

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Educating researchers on proper and efficient use of shared HPC resources
  • Building, testing, and optimizing software packages on HPC systems
  • Assisting researchers in troubleshooting or optimizing their codes
  • Assisting researchers in streamlining their workflows
  • Performing other tasks assigned by the CCAST staff

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A full-time NDSU student
  • Experience working with UNIX/Linux-based systems and experience using HPC facilities
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills; ability to write clear user instructions and develop tutorials and training materials
  • Self-motivation, strong willingness to learn, and strong problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with software compilation and installation on HPC systems
  • Research experience in one or more research areas: biological sciences, computer and information science and engineering, engineering, mathematical and physical sciences, or social, behavioral and economic sciences, etc.
  • Experience with parallelism in, e.g. Python, R, or MATLAB, and with numerical libraries (e.g., Intel MKL)
  • Experience with one or more programming languages (Fortran, C/C++, Python, or others)
  • Experience with parallel programming APIs (OpenMP, MPI, CUDA, OpenACC, etc.)

REQUIRED Application Materials:

  • An online application
  • A current resume (in PDF format) that includes your professional and educational experience
  • A cover letter (in PDF format) describing your qualifications and interests
NOTE: Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.


CCAST (pronounced "c-cast") provides advanced research computing resources, training, and consulting to faculty, students, and staff at NDSU and beyond. The research we enable spans a broad range of disciplines, including science, engineering, agriculture, and business.

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Keywords:Student, Employee, Employment, Intern, CCAST, Researcher-Facing, Track   Doc ID:104341
Owner:Jonathon F.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-07-24 12:38 CSTUpdated:2022-06-07 10:31 CST
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