ISTS/Neukom Internship

Established in 2000, ISTS is dedicated to research and education to advance information security and privacy throughout society. The Neukom Institute was founded in 2007. Its primary goal is to enable Dartmouth students and faculty to integrate computational technology into their scholarship.

This internship offers leave-term funding each term to support a student pursuing research interests and/or work experience at the nexus of our institutes’ missions.

Internship Overview

This off-term internship support can be used to help students gain work experience, advance research skills or become familiar with a new area of information technology, including topics as diverse as:

  • the use of computational thinking in academic disciplines (i.e., Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts) or in real-world applications.
  • the impact of information technology on security and privacy throughout society.
  • the relation of information technology to socio-economic forces, cultural values and political influences.

ISTS and Neukom will consider awarding funds for external unpaid internships during an off-term. Interns are eligible for up to $4,000 in funding to cover living expenses and travel, depending on the availability of funds. Awards may be offered for less than the original amount requested by the student.

Eligibility & Application

Applicants must be returning to campus for at least one term after completing the internship.

Internship recipients are required to write a 3-5 page summary when their project has been completed, to be kept on file in the Institutes’ offices. These reports may be posted on the website and will be made available to other students looking for internship ideas.

Returning interns agree to participate as requested in workshops or informational sessions relating to internships in general.

In every instance, a company, organization or advisor must be located before an application can be submitted. To be eligible, candidates must submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline.

A letter of recommendation from a Dartmouth faculty member is required. A Supervisor’s Statement of Agreement signed by the person who will supervise the Intern's work (or Faculty Advisor Endorsement if a research project) during the term is also necessary and should be submitted with the candidate’s application. Finally, candidates must submit a budget request outlining their expected expenses for the Internship period.

Application Deadlines and Form