Academic Opportunities

Summer Research Opportunities

Inclusion in this list does not constitute endorsement by Grinnell College or its faculty/staff.

  • Summer research opportunities / maintained by the Computer Science Department.
  • Amazon is hiring full-time Software Development Engineers and summer SDE interns. (intern job posting coming in mid-November)
  • Bosch has a few internships that are ideal for enthusiastic undergrads.
  • The CRA-W/CDC (Computing Research Association)(Coalition to Diversity Computing) Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU), increasing underrepresented student presence in the field.
  • The Computing Community Consortium has recently developed a site called "URO (Undergraduate Research Opportunities) Zone" that is intended to help students find summer research programs.
  • Carnegie Mellon - University of Pittsburgh Joint Summer Undergraduate Program in Computational Neuroscience.
  • DePauw University is hosting a research experience for undergraduate students (REU) during the summer of 2013.
  • The hackNY Fellows program, now entering its fourth year, is an intense program designed to introduce students to NYC's startup ecosystem by pairing the best technical minds with great New York startups.
  • Harvard Forest Summer Research Program.
  • The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University is accepting applications from students in all disciplines for its summer internship program.
  • Hope College is hosting a Computer Science NSF REU summer undergraduate research program.
  • JPMorganChase Technology Summer Internship Development Program.
  • LearnLab, a Science of Learning Center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • Nebraska's summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
  • Ohio Wesleyan University announces the seventh year of its NSF-funded REU program in scientific computation.
  • The University of Wyoming is proud to offer summer research opportunities to external undergraduate students.
Awards, Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships

Noyce/Intel Internship

The goal of this program is to offer students educational experience in applied technology; essentially, seeking to blend idealism with realism. To qualify, eligible students must demonstrate that the internship they propose will: focus on applied science or technology; emphasize application over discovery; take place in a non-profit or government setting in the United States; and achieve problem-solving goals.

For more information, please contact the program chair, Samuel Rebelsky.


Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost awards for full-time graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

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Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Anita Borg Scholarships provides female undergradutes and graduates majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field with $10,000, an invitation to attend the Annual Google Scholars' Retreat, and participation in a unique program that includes professional development.

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Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

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Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.

Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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Rhodes Scholarships

Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international educational fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.

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Activities and Organizations


The Student Educational Policy Committee, or SEPC, is a student-faculty liaison group which provides faculty with student input on professors, candidates, curriculum, and other departmental issues. It also organizes social events within the department. Email sepc-cs[at]grinnell[dot]edu for more information.

CS Table

Grinnell College's CS Table is a weekly gathering of folks on campus (students, faculty, staff, alums, etc.) to talk about issues relating to computer science. CS Table meets each Friday at noon in JRC 224A, the Day Public Dining Room (PDR) in the Joe Rosenfeld '25 Center (JRC). All are welcome, although computer science students and faculty are particularly encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact Professor Samuel A. Rebelsky.

Thursday Extras

Thursday Extras is a series of occasional talks organized and sponsored by the Department of Computer Science. We invite everyone in the Grinnell College community to attend! Join us before the talk for refreshments and conversation by a student, faculty member, or visitor.

The faculty sponsor and organizer of the group is John Stone. If you're interested in presenting a Thursday Extra, send an email or drop in at his office (Science 2418). He also maintains a tentative and open schedule for future talks in the series.

Department Picnics

The department organizes a fall and spring picnic, often held in cooperation with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, to help create a sense of community among computing students and faculty.

AppDev Team

The Grinnell AppDev Team is a group of students striving to develop quality apps for campus and community benefit. For more information, email .