PI4-IMA Summer Internships are supported by the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and organized by the Program for Interdisciplinary and Industrial Internships at Illinois (PI4), a successful internship program for graduate students run by the Mathematics Department at the University of Illinois over the past six years, with support from the NSF. With the new funding from the IMA, we are pleased to broaden the availability of internships to students from other institutions.

This program has now concluded, with the expiration of grant funding in 2020 and the successful completion of the internships.

Eight Internships are available for mathematics graduate students in Summer 2020. The internships will be hosted by companies and scientific labs in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Previous experience in industry in not required.

The program begins with a 9 day intensive bootcamp on  computational skills and data science, using Python and R. Prior coding experience is not required.

Interns will be placed in pairs where possible to ensure a productive and enjoyable internship experience.

Coding skills and professional development training will be provided as a part of the program.

(The professional development component of the program has been canceled in summer 2020, due to Covid-19 disruptions.)

Eligibility: full-time graduate students in mathematics at US institutions. Students who graduate earlier than August 2020 are not eligible.

Women and underrepresented US minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Internship hosts in Champaign-Urbana in previous years have included: AbbVie Innovation Center, Ameren Innovation Center, Bud Analytics Lab, Wolfram Research, Personify, Caterpillar Data Innovation Lab, and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. Scientific internship hosts have included the University of Illinois departments of Entomology, Speech and Hearing Science, Industrial Engineering, and more (see outlines of many past internships here).

Dates: May 16-July 15, 2020.
Application deadline: February 29, 2020

(and read about the financial support).

Applications are now closed. We are grateful to the IMA for providing the financial support.

Organizers: Yuliy Baryshnikov, Lee DeVille, Vera Hur, Richard Laugesen (University of Illinois).