Margaret Hamilton Distinguished Intern

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Information Technology
Enterprise IT/Software Engineering


The Margaret Hamilton Distinguished Internship is an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain skills required for a successful career in software engineering. The internship is offered through Penn State`s Enterprise Information Technology (IT) Software Engineering Department. About the Internship: An undergraduate student will participate in a year-long rotational engagement to enhance their skills in software engineering. The student will be paired with experienced developers in several University offices to work on real-world solutions for Penn State. The selected candidate will gain experience in a variety of fields including: software architecture, open source development, database design and development, user experience and front end development, application and enterprise security, systems integration and interface development, development and operations, project management. This opportunity is open to all students, especially women and students from diverse backgrounds. Eligibility: Interested students must meet the criteria below in order to be considered for this internship: Must be enrolled at the University Park campus; Must be either a sophomore or junior at the time of application who has scheduled, plans to schedule, or has completed IST 311 or CMPSC 211; A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher; and Interest in a career in software development, software architecture, or development and operations. Compensation and Schedule: This is a paid position at a rate of $20.00 per hour. The student will also have the opportunity to complete this internship for academic credit. During the fall and spring semesters, the student will work up to 24 hours per week for 36 weeks (18 weeks in each semester). During the summer semester, the student may work up to 40 hours per week for 16 weeks. The student cannot exceed 1,560 hours worked in the calendar year. Application Deadline: Application review will begin October 31, 2019. The internship will run from May 18, 2020, to May 1, 2021. About Margaret Hamilton: A computer scientist and systems engineer, Margaret Hamilton led the software development for NASA’s Apollo and Skylab missions. She developed solutions and methodologies during a time when modern computer science and software engineering were still in their infancy. As a result, her work has had a profound impact on the areas of systems design, process modeling, software reliability and reuse, and quality assurance, which serve as the foundation to modern software engineering and computer science curricula, including those in College of Information Sciences and Technology and the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088