ISI offers a variety of positions and opportunities. The sections below outline positions for the various roles with instructions on how to apply.

Research and Technical Staff

ISI offers a prestigious, intellectually vibrant environment on both coasts. As a world-class institution, we combine the best of major research universities and industry research-and-development labs.

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Researcher in Residence

ISI provides unique opportunity for truly exceptional researchers in information sciences and related fields.

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Administrative Staff

To support the work and running of ISI, the institute hires administrative assistants and many other skilled professionals. These positions can be in project management, finance, human resources, IT services and other support roles.

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At ISI, students leave with knowledge and insight gained during their hands-on studies and working with mentors and advisors. From internships to paid positions, ISI offers numerous opportunities for students to advance their academic and professional careers. Through in-depth guidance from ISI researchers, students become equipped with the skills they need to excel in their field and work with some of the most exciting companies in the world.



Master's Students


Ph.D. Students


Ph.D. Students

ISI provides a stimulating environment for graduate study and research, joining rigorous academic theory with real-world practice. PhD students have the opportunity to work on projects with national and global significance.

USC MS Students

USC Master of Science students can take part in directed research (DR) and paid positions in areas such as computer science, data science and informatics, and electrical and computer engineering.

Summer Internship Program

ISI welcomes enthusiastic, qualified PhD students and highly talented undergraduates as paid interns in its three offices: Marina del Rey, California; Arlington, Virginia; and Boston, Massachusetts.

There is Always Time to Relax and Unwind

At its headquarters in Marina del Rey, ISI's neighbors include world-renowned cultural institutions, sports and entertainment, and — of course — world famous beaches.

Surrounded by American Treasures

Monuments, museums and parks are all just a short Metro-ride away.

From Historic Charm to Scenic Outdoor Adventures

Enjoy Boston's historic sites, squares, lakes, annual marathon and rowing on the Charles River.