Internship, Fellowship, and Research Opportunities

Arkansas Public Service Commission

The Arkansas Public Service Commission is needing a programmer (Summer 2022 internship) to assist in developing new data entry applications.

To apply, contact Dalnita at the contact information below:

Dalnita Morrison
Information Systems Manager at AR Public Service Commission
Dalnita.Morrison@arkansas.gov
501-682-2646

AI Innovators

AI Innovation Fellowship in Machine Learning (Summer 2022)

The AI Innovation Fellowship in Machine Learning equips students with state-of-the-art machine learning techniques like Regression, Classification, Unsupervised Learning, Natural Language Processing, Neural Networks, and Convolutional Neural Networks. Leveraging these new tools, students build out a professional portfolio with a capstone project, AI + X, that draws on students’ unique interest and domain expertise. Engineers can integrate AI techniques into any discipline to devise intelligent solutions to practical problems. For example, students can devise AI models for object detection and navigation that are used in self-driving cars– applying domain knowledge and engineering skills to uniquely devise an impactful system used in everyday technologies. For more information, please visit inspiritinnovators.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Adeesh Goel at adeesh@alumni.stanford.edu or call +1 (803) 859-5855.

Applications are now open.

APPLY

Dept of Homeland Security

DHS Data Analytics Technology Center

Our research addresses both strategic and tactical concerns of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Data Analytics Technology Center (DA-TC) is seeking candidates with a technical background in applied large-scale computing related to blockchain, cyber security, cyber threat hunting, cyber data analytics, infrastructure security, machine learning, artificial intelligence, human-machine teaming, high performance computing, homomorphic and secure multi-party computation, edge and real-time analytics, and technology policy research to address evolving mission and homeland security needs. Other applicants who have a strong interest in data analytics specific to homeland security missions are also encouraged to apply.

Why should I apply?

We offer a challenging and fast- paced environment that accommodates the exploration of new ideas that improve operational efficiency. Under the oversight of cognizant Federal personnel, participating researchers have opportunities to lead tasks, explore new research areas for DHS, and participate in networking opportunities. Our staff come from technical fields and other fields such as Policy, Economics, and Anthropology to enable multi-disciplinary approaches to problem solving.

For more information about DHS visit: https://www.dhs.gov/mission

Where will I be located? 

Washington, D.C.

Duration

Fellowships are for one year and may be extended based upon project needs and funding availability for up to 5 years.

What are the benefits? 

Selected participants will receive a competitive stipend for living and other expenses during this appointment as determined by DHS. Stipends are determined by participant’s academic standing, discipline, and experience.

Participants may also be eligible to receive

· Health insurance allowance,

· Reimbursement for travel expenses, and

· Travel/training allowance for professional development and travel to professional meetings, such as conferences.

Qualifications

To qualify for this opportunity you must,
Be 18 years of age or older at time of application.
Be currently pursuing or have received a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in a desired discipline. Please see full list of disciplines at the end of this announcement.
Be a U.S. citizen.

APPLY

Simmons Bank

InfoSec Intern

It’s fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they’re doing!

We’re committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

An internship at Simmons Bank provides a current college student an opportunity to receive work experience to complement their course work. The work will be related to their major or professional interest. A Simmons Sidekick will guide the intern and offer day to day advice on how to navigate the business or solve challenging problems. Simmons will benefit from the internship as real work or valuable projects are completed during the course of the internship. The bank also uses the internship experience as a way to recruit top college talent into the bank.

Summer internships will include opportunities to hear from company executives, lunch and learn sessions, networking events, fun outings and exposure to the overall company culture at Simmons Bank.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties could include the following.

Working on one or more key projects.
Assisting with key banking tasks, process audits, or reports.

Qualifications

Pursuing a degree in business or a related area of study at an accredited college or university. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Outstanding time management and project management skills.

Microsoft Office skills. Strong attention to detail. Positive attitude, fast learner, team player. An interest in working at Simmons Bank

Equal Employment Opportunity Information: Simmons First National Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to a policy of equal employment with respect to a person’s race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, covered veterans, military status, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected classifications. Simmons First National Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to Affirmative Action Programs consisting of results-oriented procedures to ensure equal employment opportunities. These programs require positive action in lieu of neutral non-discrimination and merit hiring/performance policies.

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Inuvo, Inc.

Systems Administrator Intern – Paid

Description

Inuvo is a market leader in AI-driven digital marketing solutions. Our AI solutions align brand messaging with appropriate content and consumer intent. We partner with brands, agencies, and advertisers to uncover and reach incremental audiences and drive enhanced campaign performance.

We are hiring for a systems administrator intern for our IT department in our Little Rock office. This role will be responsible for administration, incident management, maintenance of the office Windows and Macintosh infrastructure systems, and tier one administration of system platforms. This is a great opportunity for a student to get experience working at an advertising technology company. Our employees work in-office twice a week and remotely. The ideal candidate will have a knack for helping employees troubleshoot IT issues as well as helping onboarding new hires with equipment.

Principal Accountabilities

Respond to incident-based requests for Windows and Macintosh support during business hours
Troubleshoot basic network connectivity, TEAMS video conferencing, and application issues
Prepare and setup new systems and maintain inventory for office desktop users
Assist with server management and maintenance projects as needed

Requirements

Must be a college student
Experience with Windows and/or Apple desktop systems
Excellent written communication skills, particularly in documenting technical procedures and environments on our wiki and incident ticketing system
Basic IT systems troubleshooting skills
Ability to work well remotely

APPLY

Acxiom

Acxiom, a leader in customer data management, identity, and the ethical use of data for more than 50 years, is looking to hire students from University of Arkansas at Little Rock for internships, which cover multiple areas including:

  • Online Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Application Development/Engineering
  • Database Administration
  • And more!

Interns at Acxiom receive invaluable experience at an internationally recognized company along with mentorship with seasoned technical professionals and project-specific training. Along with that, Acxiom offers competitive benefits for interns like payment for all positions, paid time off to volunteer, and intern PTO accrual!

The intention is to have interns work on-site in Conway, Arkansas if possible. However, the internship may begin virtually and could continue virtually for its entirety.

Click here for more details.

Past Opportunities/Archive

UCA Biology

Summer 2022 undergraduate research technician positions
Dr. Hal Halvorson (www.halvorhalvorson.com) is recruiting two paid undergraduate research
technicians for summer 2022 in his research laboratory in the Biology Department at the
University of Central Arkansas (UCA) in Conway. The successful applicants will assist with a
National Science Foundation research project called STOICH (Stoichiometric Traits of
Organisms In their Chemical Habitats). Our project goal is to build a national database on the
distribution of elements (carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and others) in aquatic organisms and
their environments. The student will be based at UCA and will also collaborate with a team of
scientists from multiple institutions across the United States.

Position timeline: May 23, 2022 until August 12, 2022 (dates negotiable)

Pay: $11/hour for up to 40 hours (minimum 20 hours) per week

Qualifications: The successful applicants will have some familiarity with Microsoft Excel and
reading primary scientific literature. Previous coursework in Life Sciences (Biology,
Environmental Science, Chemistry) is desirable, but not required. An interest in field and
laboratory research, environmental science, or data/information science would be a plus.
Responsibilities: Survey scientific primary literature to fit criteria for inclusion in the database,
extract data from scientific papers and aggregate into template tables, participate in regular
(Zoom and in-person) meetings with the STOICH team. Assist grant personnel with field
research on aquatic ecology in streams and lakes of Central Arkansas.

Sequretek

Data Security – Internship 
  • Must have good understanding in AI / Data Science, Security Analytics or development.
  • Good understanding in SDLC
  • Undergrads currently pursuing their studies in AI / Data Science /ML 
  • $15 per hour / Hrs 40 a week with flexibility around class schedule.
  • Post internship completion potential to convert to FTE based on their performance.
  • Hiring for two positions asap

The Washington Center

  • The Washington Center is a great experiential learning experience, as well as a wonderful networking opportunity for our
    students.
  • Arkansas has a scholarship to help underwrite the cost.
  • There are virtual internships as well as face to face internships.

The Washington Center | D.C. Based Internships and Seminars (twc.edu)

Darragh Tool Central

Digital Marketing Internship 

Job Description 

Since 1906, construction, industrial and trade professionals have counted on Darragh Company for top-quality building materials and expert guidance. Darragh is now accepting applications to fill one open internship position in its Marketing Department for the summer  of 2021. The intern will gain hands-on exposure to a variety of areas in digital marketing  but will be primarily focused on augmenting product data for our new ecommerce website. 

Qualifications 

  • Currently studying or recent graduate in marketing, web development or a related  field. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and common website content management systems. 
  • High aptitude for new software platforms and technical concepts 
  • Basic HTML/CSS skills 
  • Project management skills, attention to detail and able to work independently Shopify experience a plus 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Prepare product data and images for ecommerce website 
  • Contribute to planning and testing of ecommerce website 
  • Support development of customizations on ecommerce website 
  • Support Marketing Team as needed 

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE); Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V);Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

The job description and responsibilities described are intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions,  responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed  appropriate. 

Supervisory Responsibilities – This job is required to supervise part-time employees regarding certain projects. Competencies – To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: 

Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast  of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources  effectively. 

Customer Service – Responds promptly to internal customer needs; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets  commitments. 

Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies  writing style to meet needs; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses  appropriate communication methods. 

Ethics/Diversity – Treats people with respect; Works with integrity and principles; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural  differences. 

Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports  organization’s goals and values. 

Personal Appearance – Dresses appropriately for the position; keeps self well groomed. 

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; arrives at meetings and appointments on time. 

Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative  approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention. 

Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions. 

Qualifications – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The  requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may  be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Language Skills – Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present  information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Mathematical Skills – Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions,  percentages, area, circumference, and volume. 

Reasoning Ability – Ability to solve practical problems. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral,  diagram, or schedule form. 

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to  perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with  disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use  hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific  vision abilities required by this job include color vision, and ability to adjust focus. 

Work Environment – The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may  encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable  individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside  weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE); Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V; Drug-Free Workplace (DFW).

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Pathways to Computing Virtual Internship Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a virtual 10-week summer program that provides undergraduate students with learning opportunities in computer science, computational science, and mathematics. Students will be mentored by ORNL research and technical staff and will be able to make contributions to projects in diverse domains, including computer science, health data science, and climate science. In addition, students will gain valuable skills needed for a successful career in computing fields. Selected interns will have access to ORNL’s leadership-class facilities, including Summit, the world’s second most powerful supercomputer.

Program Details:

Stipend rate of $600 per week

Eligibility Requirements:

Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in a degree-seeking program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university (including accredited community colleges) at time of application and continuing into the fall 2021 semester
(Full-time enrollment status is determined by the number of hours or courses the school requires for full-time attendance (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service))

Seniors graduating in May/June 2021 or earlier will not be eligible for application or selection as continuation as an undergraduate in fall 2021 is required
Must have completed at least one year as a matriculated undergraduate student at the time of applying
Freshmen (at time of application) are not eligible and Advanced Placement credits or other undergraduate credits obtained prior to undergraduate enrollment cannot be applied to meet the minimum one-year completion requirement

Must have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Have two academic or professional recommenders

ACXIOM

Tester Intern (Posting ID: JR007533)

As a Tester Intern, you will detail, investigate, communicate and suggest remedies for disputed issues/defects using defined standards while working with multi-functional teams in a highly collaborative environment. You will utilize test tools, test methodology, standard methodologies and standard quality assurance processes to deliver functional, deployable, supportable and maintainable services and products to our clients.

Are you driven, hardworking, and seeking an exciting opportunity with a phenomenal company? Undergraduate & Graduate students are encouraged to apply for Acxiom’s Internship program. This opportunity requires a minimum 20 hour/week commitment during the semester and up to 40 hours/week during breaks and summer. Students will be exposed to test methodology at one of the world’s leading marketing technology companies.

Internship details:

  • This internship will begin immediately
  • You will work on-site in Conway, Arkansas for the duration of the internship. This is not a remote opportunity
  • 20-25/week work dedication during the semester, 40 hours/week during summer and breaks
  • Anticipated graduation date no sooner than December 2021
  • Applicants for this internship position with Acxiom in the U.S. must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Acxiom (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (CPT/OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status)

What you will do:

  • Follow the lead of mentor in building capabilities for the testing roles
  • Primarily engage in projects or activities that increase understanding of Acxiom products, services, and client solutions
  • Develop and demonstrate critical thinking capability
  • Learn to build test data
  • Learn to develop test scripts, test conditions, test procedures and desired results for one or more test plans, including product, component, assembly, or performance tests
  • Ability to work in a team environment

What you will need:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s level degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related field
  • Proven attention to detail
  • SQL
  • Exposure to UNIX and LINUX
  • Demonstrable skill with Microsoft Tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project)
  • Strong academic achievement

What will set you apart:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and experience utilizing core testing skills
  • Ability to review the testability of requirements, design, and development functions with assistance
  • Ability to understand the process used in creating test cases
  • Ability to identify low-level defects

Who are we seeking?

  • Top Talent & High Performers: We hire the brightest in the industry!
  • Innovative Collaborators: We drive operational improvements to promote efficiency and improve performance.
  • Future Leaders: We develop our people and promote from within.
  • Game Changers: We empower people to challenge the status quo and explore new possibilities.
  • Emotional Intelligence: We cultivate greatness both within ourselves and with others.
  • Hardworking Employees: We look for initiative to conquer complex challenges.

We believe in building an awesome workplace where associates feel highly motivated and want to engage every single day. It’s important to Acxiom that we invest in our culture and promote a healthy work-life balance.

As a part of Acxiom, you will join a fast paced, high-performance culture where we empower our people to do innovative, cutting-edge work. You will always be guided to do what is right.

At Acxiom, we believe in exceptionalism. We don’t seek to be mediocre, good, nor even great – we intend to be the absolute best in everything we do.

Acxiom is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled) and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment of associates or the awarding of subcontracts because of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, protected veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics or other protected status.

Primary Location City/State:

Conway, Arkansas

Windstream

Description:

Windstream is considered an essential business and we are HIRING NOW. As our company responds to COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, partners and communities is our top priority!

As a Windstream Data Analyst Intern, you will be responsible for creating reporting to track Operational Metrics and Initiatives to drive operational efficiencies for the Business Units.

  • Performs data extraction and analysis on disparate data sets to identify potential issues and/or process improvements
  • Working with partner organizations to determine root cause drives and appropriate metrics to measure root cause drivers
  • Effectively identifies and leverages information and resources necessary to complete efficient and thorough analysis.
  • Responsible for creating Tableau or Power BI Dashboards (Or Other Reporting distribution types) to Aid Operational Metrics and Processes Improvements
  • Interacts cooperatively with internal partner organizations including Service Delivery, Repair, Assignment, Care, Engineering and Field Ops

Desired Skills/Experience: 

  • SQL experience, Golden, Aginity, TOAD or other SQL tool.
  • Experience with relational databases including: Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, MS SQL Server.
  • Data mining skills/experience analyzing large disparate data sources.
  • Data visualization skills including Tableau or Power BI.
  • Advanced MS Office knowledge including strong database skills.

Experience in data mining and data analysis

  • High degree of analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong aptitude for learning and initiative to work independently
  • Strong Interpersonal skills and excellent written/verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize multiple projects, with strong attention to detail

Requirements: 

  • 3.0 or above GPA
  • Currently enrolled in College as a Junior or Senior
  • Able to work 40 hour work week during the Summer in Little Rock, AR

*At this time Windstream does not offer visa sponsorship of any kind for this position.

Primary Location: Little Rock, AR

IDeA

Proteomics Core Summer Internships for Undergraduate Students

Co-hosted by the IDeA National Resource for Quantitative Proteomics at UAMS and the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (Arkansas INBRE). Undergraduate students should complete this Application Form and submit the application with all of the information requested. Please place the name of the applicant in the subject heading. Applications will be reviewed by an ad hoc committee comprised of the Faculty and Staff from the IDeA National Resource for Quantitative Proteomics at UAMS. Selection criteria for the fellowship will include the student’s GPA, faculty recommendations from the applicant’s home institution, and evidence for inclination toward a career in research. Students selected to participate in the program will be notified in early April. Co-sponsored by the Arkansas INBRE (P20 GM103429) and IDeA National Resource for Quantitative Proteomics (R24GM137786).

eDocAmerica

eDocAmerica is seeking a creative self-starter. The schedule can be extremely flexible.

This position is primarily user interface programming.  eDocAmerica is a .NET shop, and we work with the following list of skills:

Required:

HTML – legacy as well as HTML5
JavaScript
Website/page design
VB/C#
Image editing of web page assets

(Bonus points given for experience in AngularJS, SQL Server, ASP, ASP.NET, WordPress)

Museum of Discovery

Part-Time Tinkering Studio Facilitator

This position is more like a long-standing internship, with most shifts taking place during winter, spring, and summer breaks when school is out of session.  It would be a great fit for a creative, enthusiastic student who is looking to get out into the work field but isn’t able to take on too many hours. I will attach the official job description to this email.

Acxiom

Intern – Delivery Analyst: One role available The Delivery Analyst Intern delivers data, data products and information that drive our client’s multi-channel marketing capabilities. You will begin to train with and understand the details of client’s data and Acxiom’s products to ensure that our clients receive clean, improved, ready-to-market and formatted data. In this role, you will strive daily to improve quality and adopt standard practices.

Intern – Tester: Two roles available As a Tester Intern, you will document, communicate and suggest remedies for disputed issues/defects using defined standards while working with multi-functional teams in a highly collaborative environment. You will utilize test tools, test methodology, standard methodologies and standard quality assurance processes to deliver functional, deployable, supportable and maintainable services and products to our clients.

Intern – Solutions Developer: One role available The Solution Developer Intern works on Acxiom and third-party software to build solutions for business problems defined by specific business requirements. In this internship, you will gain knowledge of and draw upon technical and data processing knowledge to tackle marketing and data warehousing problems for our clients’ solutions. You may configure or tune software, work on automation processes to tie components together, develop custom application code to accommodate defined requirements, or collaborate with others to add extensions to existing Acxiom software. You may also provide new development, ongoing maintenance, and support and optimization of solutions for the account teams you are supporting.

Intern – Solutions Developer: Two roles available The Solution Developer Intern works on Acxiom and third-party software to build solutions for business problems defined by specific business requirements. In this internship, you will gain knowledge of and draw upon technical and data processing knowledge to tackle realtime platform problems for our clients’ solutions. You may configure or tune software, work on automation processes to tie components together, develop custom application code to accommodate defined requirements, or collaborate with others to add extensions to existing Acxiom software. You may also provide new development, ongoing maintenance, and support and optimization of solutions for the account teams you are supporting. A typical day will begin with reviewing upcoming work with the project team. The work may be debugging and solving issues, reviewing designs with developer peers, or implementing and coding software solutions to meet the client’s needs. The fast-paced account means often two days may not be the same, providing opportunities to learn a variety of platforms and solve different kinds of problems throughout the internship.

These roles require a minimum of 20 hours/week commitment and a minimum 3.25 GPA. We are seeking individuals in the Information Technology / Computer Science space who can begin this fall with an anticipated graduation date in May or December 2020. Students must be able to work on-site in Conway, Arkansas, during scheduled hours and for the duration of the internship.

Arkansas Graphics

We use an MIS system (called “Pace” sold by a company named EFI) and have its API functionality licensed. This API contains a full suite of SOAP services for reading, creating, updating, and deleting objects as well as triggering internal processes. We’re looking for students to help leverage this API to work on projects that range from small back-end scripts that enhance or fix our MIS’ capabilities to larger projects involving front-ends our customers can interact with.

We can mentor and teach the specifics of how to use this API but would find valuable students who bring to the table:

Comfort writing simple, readable, and well-documented code (the SDK EFI provides us has code samples in C#, java, perl, PHP, and vb.net)
Understanding from a structural viewpoint good front-end and system design
Strong problem-solving sensibilities and willingness to help and learn in whatever ways the project takes us

In return, we hope to provide:

An environment outside of the classroom to gain experience working and solving problems in a real-world business environment
A manageable 10-15 hour work week that can complement and be flexible with a school schedule; be worked remotely or after normal business hours.