The VISTA team has several openings for scientists, research programmers, and PhD students.



Research Programmer


Visiting Researchers

We welcome applications from researchers who are interested in spending some time with our research team.  If needed, a monthly stipend is often provided.  Please send an email to Maura Covaci if you are interested in being a visiting researcher at any of our three locations: Marina Del Rey, CA; Arlington, VA; or Boston, MA.

Graduate Research Assistants (PhD students)

We are looking for PhD students to join our GAIA (computer vision, NLP), SARAL (information extraction, summarization, machine translation), and DiSPARITY (image/video forensics) projects.  If you would like to visit us and meet with our group, please contact Maura Covaci.

Summer Internships

We are looking for interested and qualified students (graduate and undergraduate) to spend the summer working with ongoing research projects at ISI's VISTA center on computer vision, image processing, natural language processing, speech recognition, machine learning, statistical modeling, machine translation, automata, and other related areas.

These are paid internships that are available for a three-month period during the summer of 2022.

Good programming skills are required, but prior experience in the specific area of the internship project is not necessary.  We will provide tutorials on relevant topics at the beginning of the summer.

Note: If you're interested in an internship at another time during the academic year, we encourage you to contact the appropriate research area by sending a short email request to [email protected].