Summer Research Internship Program

Summer Research Internship Program

Thank you for your interest in ISI’s 2023 Summer Student Internship Program!

Information about our 2023 Summer Internships will be available at this site by mid-December, 2022.


ISI welcomes enthusiastic, qualified PhD students and highly talented undergraduates as paid interns in our Marina del Rey, California, Arlington, Virginia, and Boston (Waltham), Massachusetts offices. We offer the chance to join in groundbreaking research in convivial, intellectually stimulating environs. Interns work directly with our senior research leaders and their teams, have the opportunity to attend lectures and study groups, and may also mentor others.

In Marina del Rey, CA, ISI inhabits one of the city’s best waterfront addresses. We’re in the midst of the emerging Silicon Beach community of startup and established tech companies, along with bike paths, boating, beaches, diverse restaurants, and the heart of LA’s Westside.

In Arlington, VA, our offices are centrally located in the vibrant Virginia Square/Ballston area, an easy metro ride from Washington D.C.’s famed museums and other cultural attractions.

In Boston, MA, our offices are located in the suburb of Waltham, directly off of I-95. Our location provides convenient access to Boston and Cambridge’s many universities, museums, and restaurants, as well as historic Lexington and Concord, the site of the “shot heard round the world.”


Information about our 2023 Summer Internships will be available at this site by mid-December, 2022.

Notifications of application decisions for most research areas are rolling, and will be made as soon as possible after your application materials and letter(s) of recommendation are received. Internships normally begin in late May and are expected to run from ten to twelve weeks, by agreement between the student and their ISI mentor. Some flexibility of timing is possible for those whose summer terms don’t match well with this schedule.

Program Details

How to Apply

Application information will be available on this page once applications for our 2023 program open.

Background and Qualifications

ISI looks for strong, enthusiastic students with a wide variety of technical interests. While most of our interns have computer science or data science backgrounds, we’re also interested in students with relevant engineering, math, or scientific academic majors. A number of our internship opportunities combine deep intellectual research with practical system development, and we’re particularly interested in working with students whose background, experience, and research interests combine those objectives.

Our summer internships are extremely popular, and many students choose to intern more than once. We encourage you to tailor your research statement to clearly express your specific interests, goals, and desires for a summer internship, so that we may best match you with potential ISI research mentors. If you’re interested in working with a particular ISI supervisor, and are familiar with their work and research area, please use your research statement and the application form to let us know!

Internship Duration and Compensation

Summer Internships typically span a ten to twelve week period starting in late May, and are intended to accommodate the academic schedule of your university or institution. Compensation will be stated in your offer letter should you be accepted, and will be competitive with comparable internship opportunities.

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]. Openings are more limited, however, and not available under a formal program.

Additional Questions?

Please see our FAQ page for answers to several common questions about our program.