2017 Robotics Lab Summer Internships

Seeking talented summer interns to be part of the IHMC Robotics Team to develop software tools for controlling humanoid walking robots and exoskeletons. Internships are available for students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, computer science, or related field. 

Ideal internship candidate should have the ability to write clean code in Java to the highest standards, have an understanding of advanced object-oriented programming concepts, and have excellent analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills. Applicants must have excellent communication and documentation skills, be self-motivated and function with little micro-management, thriving in both a team and individual environment.

Job Type: paid, full-time

To Apply:  Complete the timed Java challenge at HackerRank by going to the following link:


Please note that the Java programming challenge is difficult and you will be given up to 16 hours to complete it. The challenge contains some straightforward robotics problems, as well as some more complex programming challenges. The challenge cannot be paused, so only begin it when you are ready and have allotted adequate time and brainpower to complete the challenge. In addition, you will be asked to upload your resume to the site during the challenge.

Your score on the Java programming challenge will be factored into your application and is required to apply for this position. Team IHMC develops almost exclusively in Java and therefore new team members must be effective Java programmers. If you are proficient in other programming languages and wish to learn Java, we recommend reading “Thinking in Java” by Bruce Eckel, and installing the Eclipse IDE to quickly get up and running. If you want to practice on programming similar programming challenges, before trying the IHMC challenge, we suggest getting an account at HackerRank and trying out some of their warmup challenges at https://www.hackerrank.com/categories/algorithms/warmup

Updates to this announcement may appear at robots.ihmc.us/jobs

Questions: robotjobs@ihmc.us

Location: Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

IHMC is an AA/EEO Employer.

Saturday, April 15, 2017
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