Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL)
Fall 2017 Software Engineer Internship Application
Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL)
Fall 2017 Software Engineer Internship Application

The Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL) at the Hariri Institute for Computing is a professional software consulting, design, and development lab that acts as a collaborative partner in computational and data-driven research efforts across Boston University.

SAIL is now accepting applications for Software Engineer Interns for the Fall 2017 semester.

Interns at the lab have the opportunity to gain experience working with professional software developers and architects, applying modern software development techniques while following industry best practices. They are not deterred by ambiguity and have a strong desire to explore alternatives and identify solutions.

Interns gain expertise in critical and analytical work, design thinking, and cutting-edge technologies--all while contributing to real-world research studies and collaborating with faculty working in fields such as biomedical engineering, political science, emerging media studies, digital humanities, economics, and public health.

The application deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017. Accepted interns will be notified by Monday, May 15, 2017.
Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?
This internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students in any major, though applicants with a strong background in computer science are generally preferred.

What is the selection process?
Select applicants will be invited to interview with members of the SAIL team between April 25 - May 10, 2017.

How long is the internship?
The Fall 2017 internship spans 14 weeks and is expected to start Monday, September 11, 2017 (subject to change and will be confirmed with applicants upon selection).
Tell us your name.

First *

Last *

What is your BU ID number? *

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Tell us more about yourself.

What school or college are you enrolled in? *

What is your major? *

What is your current year (during Spring 2017)? *

How many hours do you expect to commit to SAIL during Fall 2017? *

Please keep in mind your Fall 2017 course load, extracurricular activities, and other commitments.

Have you previously worked as a SAIL Software Engineer Intern? *

How would you like this internship to help you continue your academic and professional growth? *

Please describe your related coursework, research experience, past internships, and career goals.
Tell us about an ongoing or completed project to which you have made significant contributions. *

What technologies, frameworks, or libraries did you use? How did you overcome any challenges or conflicts? What did you enjoy most about the project?
How well does the following describe you?

“I want to gain experience working with new languages and technologies.” *

“I want to work on my leadership skills. I’m interested in coordinating a team and executing a long-term project.” *

“I want to build something! I’m interested in learning about what it takes to work on a real-world project from start to finish.” *

“I prefer to work independently or one-on-one with another person.” *

“I’m most interested in learning more about how research, technology, and software engineering intersect.” *

How would another semester at SAIL help you continue your academic and professional growth? *

Please describe your related coursework in Fall 2017, career interests and goals, and potential opportunity costs (for working at SAIL).
How well does the following describe you?

“As a returning intern, I want to explore a leadership role and provide mentorship to other interns.” *

“I’d like to work on a different project that requires learning something new or learning to work with code that others have written.” *

“I’d like to continue to work on my current project and improve what I’ve built.” *

“I am interested in building an intern community, recruiting prospective interns, and connecting with other CS student groups on campus.” *

“SAIL plays a significant role in my BU experience, and I would like to grow with it for as long as I am a student here.” *

“I’m most interested in continuing to explore the intersection of research, technology, and software engineering to inform my career interests and professional growth.” *

Supplementary Materials

Please share your website or GitHub profile with us.

You can also upload your resume or supplementary materials here.

How did you hear about us?

Thank you for your submission!
We will contact selected applicants to schedule interviews shortly.
Visit the SAIL website.
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