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The Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS), located in Boulder, Colorado, is interested in receiving inquiries from students with engineering and/or computer science backgrounds to fill several full-time and part-time paid internship positions beginning in the summer of 2011. There is also one position open for a Law or Business graduate student. Selection criteria are listed below for each open position.

Typically full-time positions are held during the summer and may continue as part-time positions through the end of September, 2011. Salary range is $15-20 hourly. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled in a degree program while they are working.

Interested students should submit a brief statement of technical research interests and relevant proficiencies (inclusion of a resume, transcript, references and any other pertinent background information is highly desirable) to internhire@its.bldrdoc.gov by March 31, 2011. Please indicate the position for which you are applying.

Position 1:  LTE Research Student for the Public Safety Broadband Research Project

  • Computer science or engineering student.
  • Student has an interest in wireless networks.
  • Experience in some radio data network technology (802.11, 802.16, cellular) is a plus.
  • Intern should have some knowledge of analysis languages like MatLab.
  • Intern should be primarily focused on hardware with some software knowledge.
  • Knowledge of network (Wireshark, Iperf) and RF (Spectrum Analyzers, Planet Propagation Modeler) measurement tools is a plus.

Position 2: SDR Research Student for the Public Safety Broadband Research Project

  • Computer science or engineering student.
  • Student has an interest in wireless networks.
  • Experience in some radio data network technology (802.11, 802.16, cellular) is a plus.
  • Intern should have some knowledge of analysis languages like MatLab.
  • Intern should be primarily focused on hardware with some software knowledge.
  • Knowledge of network (Wireshark, Iperf) and RF (Spectrum Analyzers, Planet Propagation Modeler) measurement tools is a plus. 

Position 3: Student for Propagation Modeling Website Project

  • Computer science or engineering student with heavy programming background.
  • Familiarity with the .NET framework, specifically VB.NET.
  • Basic knowledge of COM object, SQL Server Databases, ASP.NET, and IIS.
  • Possess a good analytical thought process, with the ability to learn new material quickly.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and written to a small team.
  • Proficiency with documentation, code comments, email important.
  • Any previous experience in the following is also preferred:
    • RF propagation
    • Program optimization
    • Spatial databases
    • Geographic information systems
    • Other types of web technology (JavaScript, PHP, HTML, XML, etc.)

Position 4: Student for Public Safety Video Quality Project

  • Electrical or computer engineering student.
  • Experience with wireless telecommunications and/or sound and video equipment is a plus.
  • Experience with Adobe Premier, Matlab, C programming, and/or Excel is beneficial.
  • Familiarity with computers and operating systems is desired.

Position 5: Engineering Graduate Student for Probabilistic Evaluation of Radar Detection

  • Masters or PhD student
  • Emphasis on communications engineering and mathematics
  • Experience in or coursework in Communication Theory, Applied Probability and Random Processes, and Radiowave Propagation are desired.
  • Experience with MatLab is a plus.

  Position 6: Law or Business Graduate Student for 2011 International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART)

  • Law or business graduate student
  • Analytical ability
  • Desire to learn technical details
  • Persuasiveness
  • Collaborative writing ability
  • Knowledge of telecommunications law is desirable