Departmental Undergraduate Summer Internships

The Departmental Undergraduate Summer Internships offer all current undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science the opportunity to gain research experience with one of the department’s world-leading research groups

Internships take place during the summer period (between the end of the exam period and the start of the new academic year, by arrangement between students and supervisors) and last between 8 to 10 weeks. During this period, students will be embedded within one of the department’s research groups and collaborate on an on-going project, under the supervision of one or more members of research staff.  Students will be provided with necessary software and equipment to undertake the work.

Interns will be employed and paid in accordance with UCL Internship Policy.  Currently the rate of pay is £10.43 per hour (the London Living Wage) with the expectation of no more than a 36.5 hour working week.  Interns are subject to UKVI Right to Work in the UK requirements.

The department plans to fund up to 8 internships in the summer of 2019.

Application Process

Undergraduate students wishing to apply for a summer internship should fill in an application form. The form requires students to specify:

a) the computer science topics they are interested in as a list of keywords (e.g., computer graphics, robotics; social computing, etc.)

b) the research area they would like to work on and the skills they would like to develop (500 words maximum). Students are encouraged to first explore the web page of the department’s research group that is mostly aligned with their main topic of interest (as well as those of the academics within that group);

c) [optionally] the name(s) of the researchers they would like to work with.

A short CV should also be copy-pasted as plain text within the form. If you are already aware of constraints affecting your start/end dates, please specify them (otherwise we will assume internships to mostly run from June 10th 2019 to from to August 2nd 2019).

Deadline for submissions is February 24th, 2019, midnight (GMT).

The departmental tutor and deputy departmental tutor will jointly review all applications, and select up to 8 for funding in the summer of 2019. Selection will be primarily based on student’s past academic performance (CV) and academic potential (research/project interests). Secondary factors will include balancing scholarships across the student’s year of study and across the department’s research groups. We aim to announce funded students by 15 March 2019.

Note: students do not need to seek approval from academics before submitting their application. The matching of students to projects/supervisors will be handled by the departmental tutor and deputy.

Summer Research Internship - UCL Interaction Centre

UCL Interaction Centre are looking for a UCL student registered for a Computer science or Engineering Degree undergraduate course to work as a summer intern with Professor Yvonne Rogers and Dr Nic Marquardt.

The main purpose of this internship is to work on a project to build an interactive sensing tool by hacking a Geiger Counter. The aim is to enable it to pick up human inputs (movement, heartbeat, breath, heat) and create artistic digital outputs (sound, projection).  The input and outputs should be accessible to students, allowing them to manipulate and design their own outcomes. The project will consider how to make it possible for students open up the Geiger Counter, understand the basic circuitry, rewire and code the counter to interpret human inputs and create digital outputs. It will involve designing, prototyping, engineering, making and coding.

The intern will engage in a knowledge exchange with Yvonne Rogers and the UCL Interaction centre focusing on innovative ways of delivering digital skills to secondary students through movement and physical computing.  They will develop a novel digital physical computing learning tool that can be used to sense aspects of the environment, human bodies and dance sequences as a new way of understanding and developing the use of movement in delivering digital skills.  The goal of this interdisciplinary project is to impact the number of secondary school students engaging coding and dance. The project will involve working with Rebecca Evans from Pell Ensemble and Su Adams from U Can Too.

Please click this link for a detailed Job Description.

Applicants must send their CV and personal statement to Dr Louise Gaynor at to be considered for this internship. Deadline to submit applications is at 12:00pm on Tuesday 30th April 2019.

Interns will be employed and paid in accordance with UCL Internship Policy (, accrue annual leave, and be entitled to statutory sick pay and other pay (see the policy for further details).

Currently the rate of pay is £10.43 per hour with the expectation of no more than a 36.5 hr working week during the summer vacation.

Interns are subject to UKVI Right to Work in the UK requirements.