Student Intern Program Wraps Up, Gears Up for Next Year
October 15, 1999--With the return of the last student to the University of
Tsukuba in Japan, the 1999 Student Intern Program came to an end last
month. This year's interns represented seven different countries:
the U.S., Poland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Japan, and Russia. It
included high school students as well as Ph.D. candidates. As in previous
years, this summer's interns worked on a variety of key projects within
Wolfram Research. Their projects ranged from testing and development of standard packages to
graphic design and marketing on the Mathematica for Students
campaign to code documentation and debugging.
The 1999 Student Intern Program was very competitive, with almost
nine hundred applicants for only 20 positions. Barb Taub, Director of Human
Resources, spoke very highly of this year's interns. "I would just like to
stress how successful this program was. We had an unusually strong
internship class this year and saw completion of many important projects.
The most significant sign of this is the fact that 40 percent of our
internship class received offers of continuing employment, either full- or
part-time." In the past three years alone, 22 interns have been retained
either as staff or as returning interns. Said Taub, "This success continues a
long tradition of bringing interns on as staff members."
Planning is already under way for the summer 2000 intern program, which
has an early-decision application deadline of November 1, 1999. The regular
application deadline is February 1, 2000, though Wolfram Research does
offer a limited number of internships on a year-round basis.
information on the Student Intern Program and the application process is