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2021 Summer Internship Program

The Institute for Software-Integrated Systems' Summer Internship Program offers paid 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 typically 10 weeks starting in late May to early June. 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


  • Be an 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
  • Be 18 years or older prior to the start of the internship
  • Must physically reside in the U.S. for the duration of the program


  • Applicants review VU-ISIS research areas and exemplar project descriptions as listed on the project descriptions page and list for us their research topic preferences in the application
  • 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 2021 dates are listed below to give you a general idea of the timeline:

Open House: February 16th, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. (CST)
Application deadline: February 24, 2021
Faculty decisions deadline: March 19, 2021
Latest notification of acceptance decisions: March 26, 2021
Student decision deadline: April 5, 2021
Intake forms due: April 16, 2021
Program Dates: Typically 10 weeks beginning in late May to early June

Please contact for questions regarding the application and application deadline for the 2021 program. 


In 2020, VU-ISIS enrolled interns in the following projects: