Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Georgia Tech undergraduate and graduate students engage with IPaT in many ways, including joining research teams, collaborating with other students and faculty, and participating in student competitions. We also provide connections to industry partners, funding and other resources to facilitate student projects and research.

Jobs and Internships


New Positions

2021 Summer Research Internships  (“applications are closed”)
IPaT is seeking students to participate in our IPaT inaugural Summer internship program for 2021. This is an opportunity for students looking to gain real-world experience related to research, and community engagement. The Summer Internship Program is a 12-week program (May 17th to August 6th). All Georgia Tech students are invited to apply. Summer Interns will receive $5,000 for a full-time internship. Internship stipend to be paid bi-weekly. Internships can be 100% virtual. We are hopeful that some in-person activities may be possible.

Student Requirements (minimum qualifications):
  • Be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Have reliable transportation to campus (if needed)   
  • Deadline to apply is noon, March 29
Research projects available include (more projects could be added):
  • Smart Sea Level Sensors: we have a wide range of opportunities for students to work with this diverse project team addressing flooding on the Georgia coast. We are looking for application software developers, IoT sensor experience (e.g. Arduino), data analytics, community outreach and engagement, K-12 summer camp leads, etc
  • Air Quality Monitoring: we have a growing project both in Atlanta and Savannah working on low-cost monitoring solutions for both indoor and outdoor air quality. We are looking for application software developers, data analytics, community outreach and engagement.
  • Urban Heat Island Measurement: we are kicking off a heat island measurement campaign with the Atlanta Science Festival this Spring that will go through the summer. We are looking for application software developers, data analytics, community outreach and engagement.
  • RNOC: We are looking for people interested in platforms architectures. This work includes exploring and building containers, orchestration, and AWS in support of various as IoT and Mobile projects.
  • Looking for students interested in performing research and development in the areas of augmented/virtual reality and wearable computing. We are creating innovative systems to help diverse populations in the areas of work, healthcare, education, and entertainment.
  • Seeking student researchers that are interested in developing expertise with design, software development (particularly in game engines such as Unity3D and Unreal Engine), and human-computing interaction research methods in these domains.
Apply for research internships: Application link closed -- March 29, 2021 deadline. 

Recurring Positions

Lab Assistant (RNOC)
The student lab assistant serves as primary staff engaging with users of the RNOC Lab. They assist users with borrowing phones, tablets, and other mobile and wearable devices; Arduinos, Raspberry Pi’s and other IoT development kits; a variety of sensors; cameras and media capture devices and other various equipment from the RNOC Lending Library. They support students in preparation to compete in the biannual Convergence Innovation Competition, aid in the production of workshops and judging events for CIC. Student lab assistants have the opportunity to work on projects in the lab including data analysis, application development, server administration, and prototype design and development. Contact Faith Sumpter, IPaT Program and Operations Manager, for more information and to apply.

Technical Assistant II (IPaT)
Assist with technical office tasks such as desktop support (student must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel). Assist with maintaining an organized filing system and other tasks such as typing, faxing, running errands, assisting with receptions and greeting visitors. Assist with basic tasks associated with marketing outreach and conferences. Must be dependable, conscientious, and organized.

Student Assistant II (IPaT)
The Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), an interdisciplinary research institute at Georgia Tech is looking for a Georgia Tech student to assist our Research Communications team. You'll work closely with our Research Communications Program Manager to share Georgia Tech's research, news, and events across campus, with our external partners, and the media.




GVU / IPaT Research & Engagement Grants
GVU / IPaT Research & Engagement Grants

The goal of this program is to engage researchers in thinking and working across disciplinary boundaries, as a means to generate the novel research questions and approaches required to address grand challenges.

Convergence Innovation Competition
Convergence Innovation Competition

The Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) is a bi-annual event dedicated to helping students create innovative and viable products and experiences with the support of campus resources and industry guidance.

Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program
Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program

The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program unites undergraduate education and faculty research in a team-based context. Undergraduate VIP students earn academic credits, while faculty and graduate students benefit from the design/discovery efforts of their teams.

IPaT and our affiliated units and faculty lead several VIP teams in the areas of augmented reality, sports technology, and more.

Georgia Smart Community Corps
Georgia Smart Community Corps

The Georgia Smart Community Corps is a paid full-time (40 hours/week) fellowship for civic-minded Georgia Tech students dedicated to creating livable, and equitable communities through smart technology and data implementation over the summer semester.

App Lab
App Lab

Run by students, the App Lab in Technology Square Research Building 333 is where students (of all majors and levels of expertise) can work, learn, and find collaborators within the community or Georgia Tech’s many industry partners.