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As one of the most prolific innovation centers in the world, PARC offers an exceptional internship experience (a number of PARC employees also started their careers here as interns). Considered valuable members of our community, interns are fully integrated into the daily activities of PARC's highly collaborative, multidisciplinary culture. Our interns have the opportunity to:

  • work with leading researchers in the physical, computer, biological, and social sciences;
  • engage in different stages of the research or business-development pipeline;
  • participate in lab meetings, presentations, poster sessions, and special programs; and
  • author publications and/or patents.

Please feel free to download and post this program flyer at your organization. More program information and FAQs in right sidebar. Applications are considered as they are submitted.

internships

Advanced Functional Materials – Materials Chemist - Palo Alto, CA

The Hardware Systems Laboratory at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) is seeking an exceptional summer intern in the field of materials chemistry to accelerate the development of novel functional materials.

Autonomous Robotics - Webster, NY

BS or MS in CS, CE or related field with a minimum gpa of 3.0 with hands-on experience with building hardware systems (e.g. gaming rigs, Raspberry Pi, set-top boxes, etc.), and practical experience in robotics to participate in the development process from start to finish

Big Data Analytics-as-a-Service Web Developer - Palo Alto, CA

BS or MS in computer science or a related field with a focus on user interface design or software engineering Hands-on expertise in software development and front-end programming.  Should have working knowledge on web-based UI design and development.

Big Data Foundry - Webster, NY

Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 with familiarity or experience with Spark or Hadoop, statistics, data science and machine learning to develop one or more re-useable components using big data technology to ensure scalability to large data sets

Conversational User Interfaces Intern - Palo Alto, CA

Graduate student in engineering and computer science with experience in dialog systems. Will help develop spoken language interface to open data exchange platform.

Customer Interest/ Event Modeling - Webster, NY

PhD candidate in computer science or related fields with machine learning background in multi-modal data such as natural language process, image processing to Research, design and prototype novel machine learning methods

Dialog Authoring Tool Intern - Palo Alto, CA

The Conversational Human-Agent Technology (CHAT) Area is looking for a graduate intern with strong web applications development skills to create a web-based user interface for a dialog system authoring tool. The tool will be used by knowledge engineers to design and create dialog system intents and language recognition rules. The intern will work closely with members of the CHAT team to deliver a high quality user experience.

Electrochemistry Intern - Palo Alto, CA

Graduate student experienced with electrochemical theory and measurements.  Projects will support PARC's Energy Program.

Experimental Fluid Processing Systems - Palo Alto, CA

Upper level undergraduate or graduate student in mechanical engineering, process engineering, chemical engineering, or applied physics. Requires experience with experimental design and knowledge of basic electromechanical systems to work on hands on experiments.

Factory Science/ Operations Research - Webster, NY

Graduate students in the fields in the fields of operations research, industrial engineering, computational and mathematical sciences with 3.0+ GPA with interdisciplinary skills also include big data analytics, modeling and simulation, and systems design to understand service operations and business processes and develop suitable abstractions for modeling and build software tools

Geospatial Statistical Modeling - Webster, NY

Graduate student candidates in statistics, engineering, and computer science with strong background in optimization, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence to derive new algorithms for geographic disease risk spotting; and/or spatio-temporal modeling

Healthcare Analytics - Palo Alto, CA

Ph.D. or M.Sc. candidate in computer science, statistics, engineering, or related fields, with strong coding skills and experience in healthcare analytics.

Internship in Explanatory Modeling - Palo Alto, CA

Looking for candidates with automated model formulation method experience. Working towards PhD in Computational Scientific Discovery.

Internship in Interactive Intelligence for Mobile Health - Palo Alto, CA

PhD candidate in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or related discipline to work on projects related to behavior change in health and wellness.

Internship in Security Engineering - Palo Alto, CA

Implementation of privacy-aware analytics protocols. Requires strong programming and software implementation skills, preferably in JAVA. M.S. or Ph.D. level preferred

Learning Autonomous Control for Real World Manipulation Tasks - Palo Alto, CA

PARC's Self-Learning Systems project is looking for PhD candidates with experience in deep learning, reinforcement learning and optimization to develop novel learning algorithms to control autonomous systems.

Metamaterial Devices and Applications - Palo Alto, CA

Seeking motivated undergraduate and graduate student in Physics, Electrical Engineering and Materials Science to work with a world-class team to build real-world devices.

Modeling and Optimization for Business Process Management - Webster, NY

Graduate student focusing on Modeling and Optimizing of Business Processes, Workflow management and Automation with strong skills with process mining, modeling software, BPMN 2.0, and a background in optimization, statistics, artificial intelligence, and programming skills to derive new algorithmic approaches in BPM for process discovery, decision management

Multimodal Fusion - Webster, NY

Graduate student candidates in Engineering and Computer Science with strong background in statistics and machine learning to invent, design and prototype novel multimodal fusion engines that intelligently extract relevant information across multiple data modalities in support of decision-making tasks

Reinforcement Learning - Webster, NY

Graduate student candidates in Engineering and Computer Science familiar with deep learning and strong skills with using Theano/Torch/TensorFlow or similar tools to evelop, test and validate reinforcement learning and inverse reinforcement learning algorithm

Security and Privacy Group Intern - Palo Alto, CA

PARC invites applications from PhD students seeking summer research internships in the area of Privacy Enhancing Technologies. Interns will work on exploring and implementing practical applications of privacy-preserving technologies (such as homomorphic encryption, secret sharing, and differential privacy) for big-data analytics and machine learning.

Statistical modeling and machine learning in healthcare - Webster, NY

Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 with practical experience applying statistical modeling and machine learning algorithms with real data sets to derive advanced predictive models using available data and evaluation and interpretation of developed models

Structural Additive Manufacturing - Palo Alto, CA

This intern will be working on one of PARC’s new additive manufacturing platforms, gaining hands on expierence with next generation additive manufacturing systems. 

System Failure Modeling, Monitoring, Prognostics, Diagnostics - Palo Alto, CA

Graduate students or undergraduate students completed at least 3 years of study, in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with background in system modeling, monitoring, prognostics, diagnostics, machine learning, or optimization to assist in designing, developing, and delivering innovative approaches, algorithms, methods, and models as needed for system analysis, state monitoring, prediction, and recommendations

Transportation Modeling and Analytics - Webster, NY

Ph.D. in statistics, computer-science with experience working on large data sets and simulation to research, design and prototype novel models based on machine learning, data mining, and statistics to solve hard analytics problems, which may range from exploratory to highly applied

User Interface/ Interaction Designer - Webster, NY

Graduate student in HCI, Interaction Design, Cognitive Engineering, Psychology with Experience in creation of video and multimedia artifacts and familiarity with ethnography (work practice) to create and implement user interface designs, including initial sketches, mock-ups and working prototypes

User Modeling and Personalization - Webster, NY

Graduate student candidates in computer science with strong background in Machine learning as applied to personalization and recommender systems to develop techniques for building user models from data with privacy protections

Video Analytics/ Computer Vision/ Machine Learning - Webster, NY

M. S. or Ph.D. in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics/statistics with experience related to developing video/image analysis technology with a focus on information and content identification and extraction to invent, design and prototype novel video analysis applications that intelligently extract relevant information from video data streams

 

 

PARC draws on the diversity of a global workforce and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to achieve success. As an equal opportunity employer, PARC affirms in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications -- without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. PARC does not discriminate against veterans or disabled persons because of their handicap, considering the need for reasonable accommodation to their limitations and in accordance with federal, state and local laws.

 

 

program information

how to apply

You can only apply online by selecting from one or more of the available intern positions.

eligibility

We invite highly qualified graduate, undergraduate, and MBA students to apply. We draw from a variety of fields spanning the physical, computer, biological, and social sciences.

application requirements

You will need to provide: contact information, resume which includes education history, work history, professional interests, skills and an optional cover letter. 

salary

All internships are paid.

international students

There are no residency requirements, so international students are welcome to apply.

duration

Internships last a minimum of 12 weeks, but the specific dates (summer, fall) and lengths vary.

location

All internships take place on site in Palo Alto, CA or Webster, NY.

relocation

We provide roundtrip transportation and limited relocation assistance, though students are responsible for finding their own housing.

transportation

Students are responsible for finding ongoing transportation. Many of our employees find the area and climate to be bicycle friendly, and PARC has an award-winning Alternative Transportation incentive program.