Student Employment - Systems-Facing Track CCAST Intern

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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 systems-facing track will work on projects related to deployment, configuration, and maintenance of high-performance computing (HPC) Linux systems. Graduate or advanced undergraduate 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/week during Spring/Fall semesters
Starting Wage: $12/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:

  • Server and other hardware installation
  • TCP/IP networking
  • Linux operating systems configuration
  • Development of software on physical and virtual systems
  • Development of new systems-related software
  • Performing other tasks assigned by the CCAST staff

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A full-time NDSU student
  • Experience programming in one or more languages (Perl, Python, C/C++, Java, or others)
  • Basic experience working in a UNIX/Linux operating system
  • Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills; ability to write clear user instructions and develop tutorials and training materials
  • Self-motivation, willingness to learn, and strong problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience scripting or automating tasks in UNIX/Linux environments using Bash, Perl, or Python
  • System administration skills, including networking, virtualization, building software, deploying and maintaining web applications, etc.
  • Comfortable working in the Bash terminal

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


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, business, etc.

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Keywords:Student, Employee, Employment, Intern, CCAST, Systems-Facing, Track   Doc ID:104342
Owner:Cassandra P.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-07-24 12:55 CSTUpdated:2020-08-24 13:37 CST
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