In summer 2017, Nimbus Centre hosted its largest ever number of internship students – 22 Irish, French and Greek interns from disciplines including electronic engineering, embedded systems, computer science, mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering. These students worked on a wide variety of projects supporting Nimbus Centre’s academic and industry research, and in exploring new areas for future research.
The Summer Internship Programme allows students to experience what it is like to work on research projects that have applications in the real world, and to work with highly experienced researchers in a large research centre. Our interns are treated as a valued member of our research teams, cooperating with other researchers, participating in team meetings, and reporting on their work. We also give support to our interns from abroad in finding suitable accommodation and in settling into Cork. The Summer Internship Programme is now consistently over-subscribed, reflecting the quality of student experience and the growing international reputation of the internships. Descriptions of some of the internship projects completed this year are available here.
A special event took place this summer when, to celebrate Bastille Day in July, our French interns prepared a lunch buffet of typical French foods for all Nimbus Centre staff. This lovely event was greatly enjoyed by all who attended.
If you are interested in our Summer Internship Programme please contact our Head of Adademic Studies Prof. John Barrett.