Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL)
Summer 2018 Software Engineer Internship Application
Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL)
Summer 2018 Software Engineer Internship Application

The application process for Summer 2018 has closed.

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

Interns at the lab have the opportunity to gain experience working with a team of research software engineers, 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 collaborating with faculty, graduate students, and industry partners on research efforts in domains such as cybersecurity, data science, digital health, and synthetic biology.

The application deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2018. Accepted interns will be notified by Friday, March 30, 2018.

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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. Students from other colleges and universities are also welcome to apply.

What is the selection process?
Candidates will be invited to interview with members of the SAIL team on a rolling basis. Accepted interns will be notified on Friday, March 30, 2018.

How long is the internship?
The Summer 2018 internship spans 13 weeks and is expected to begin Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (subject to change and will be confirmed with applicants upon selection).

Is this a paid internship?
Yes! Yes! Yes!

What is the time commitment?
Interns are encouraged to commit at least 20 hours per week to participate in team meetings, consultations, workshops, and other program activities.

Do Summer 2018 interns have the option to continue during the 2018-2019 academic year?
Absolutely! We generally discuss eligibility during the second half of the summer.
Tell us your name.

First *

Last *

Tell us more about yourself.

What school or college are you enrolled in? *

What is your major? *

What is your current year (during Spring 2018)? *

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

Please describe your top learning objectives. Feel free to point to related coursework, past internships and/or research experience, or whatever makes you curious.
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?
What skills/topics do you find most interesting? *

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 am interested in career development and mentorship opportunities.” *

“I want to learn more about how research, technology, and software engineering intersect.” *

Supplementary Materials



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