Visible to the public Vanderbilt ISIS Internship Program

Visible to the public 

2023 Summer Internship Program

The Institute for Software-Integrated Systems' Summer Internship Program offers paid, in-person summer internship opportunities to current undergraduate and graduate students from both Vanderbilt and other universities. The Institute interns participate in a variety of projects that offer students challenging and engaging experiences. The internship duration is 10 weeks from May 30 - August 4, 2023. While the structure of each project is different, the internships provide:

  • Opportunities to gain real world experience in applied research in advanced technical fields
  • Experience with electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science research
  • Chances to work with premier universities, research labs, and industry partners
  • Competitive stipends


The Institute is a professional research organization at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, located just off campus on Nashville's Music Row. Our work focuses on sytems, with deeply integrated software, that are networked, embedded and cyber-physical. We conduct cutting-edge, world-class research on real-world problems in the following areas:

  • Model-Integrated Computing
  • Distributed Real-Time and Embedded Systems
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Model-Based Design of Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Systems Security and Privacy


  • MUST be a current undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited institution
  • Have completed at least one year of college at the time of application
  • Have an undergraduate cumulative minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (perferred)
  • Be 18 years or older prior to the start of the internship
  • Must physically reside in the Nashville area for the duration of the program for in-person work


  • Applicants review VU-ISIS research areas and project descriptions as listed on the project descriptions page and indicate preferences in their application for working with a particular PI/research area
  • PIs review applications and offers are extended
  • Applicants accept or decline the offer
  • Selected applicants work with the VU-ISIS administrative team to complete the intake webform and other onboarding tasks


The 2023 dates are listed below to give you a general idea of the timeline:

Applications Open: January 9th, 2023
Virtual Open House: February 22nd, 2023
Application deadline: March 3rd, 2023 March 8th, 2023
Latest notification of acceptance decisions: March 24th, 2023 March 31st, 2023
Student decision deadline: April 3rd, 2023 April 7th, 2023
Intake forms due: April 7th, 2023
Program Dates:
 May 30 to August 4th

Please contact for questions regarding the application and application deadline for the 2022 program. 


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