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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.

Student Positions

IPaT Student Assistant Opportunities - Positions available summer & fall 2024
Contact Names: Faith Sumpter, or Dorie Taylor,

IPaT employs students at all levels of during the academic year. This includes ongoing opportunities for undergraduate student assistants (including federal work study) as well as graduate research assistants. If you are interested in applying, please complete a brief application including your resume at

Undergraduate Opportunities
Students will be trained on the job for specific tasks.

Undergraduate Student 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

Undergraduate Preferred Skills
· Curiosity and ability to problem solve
· Ability to safely use common power and hand tools
· Strong organizational skills
· Ability to work independently
· Strong communication skills

Undergraduate student assistants support the operational and lab needs of the Institute for People and Technology within the Technology Square Research Building, Coda Building, and Aware Home. Each student assistant is assigned a primary area within the department. All student assistants assist with events and space operations as needed.

Research Operations Assistant primary tasks:
- Triage IT issues among faculty, staff, and users
- Setup, maintain, and manage audio-visual equipment for events and lab spaces
- Maintain loaner computer equipment
- Aid staff with computer software and hardware
- Maintain documentation of equipment status and repairs

Lab Assistant primary tasks:
- Troubleshoot issues with equipment (could include minor repairs or adjustments)
- Maintain inventory of lending library items, Prototyping Lab and/or Craft Lab
- Building, debugging, and maintaining demonstrations
- Develop and update signage related to space policies, practices, and usage 
- Facilitate orientation for new users in the Prototyping and Craft Lab

Event management:
- Setup spaces according to event needs
- Facilitate organization of caterers and other vendors
- Assist with post-event cleanup
- Troubleshoot event logistics

Shared student assistant tasks:
- Space and operations management (including equipment maintenance and supply inventory/storage)
- Assist with the daily organization of IPaT spaces including checking mail, cleaning kitchen space, etc.
- Work on various office projects as assigned by IPaT staff (including recordkeeping)
- Run errands/deliveries around campus

Hours/Schedule: 10-20 hours/week; hours are flexible based on student schedule
Work Location: Technology Square Research Building (primary); Coda Building, Aware Home

To apply for a position, please submit resume and contact information at

Questions, contact: or contact IPaT's Program and Operation Managers: Faith Sumpter and Dorie Taylor


Interested in working at IPaT as a student assistant? Contact IPaT's Program and Operations Manager, Faith Sumpter.

2024 Summer Research Internships 

Applications are closed for the 2024 internship process

Institute for People and Technology is seeking undergraduate students to participate in our IPaT Summer internship program for 2024. 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 13th to August 2nd). All Georgia Tech undergraduate students are invited to apply. Summer Interns will receive a total of $7,000 for a full-time internship paid bi-weekly. 

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)   
•    The deadline to apply is 5pm, March 29

Augmented Reality Project: 
We are seeking a Computer Science intern to help build an AR/VR tool for aircraft lifespan documentation, repair instruction, and maintenance training.  The technologies we plan to use include large language models trained on custom data and object detection/inference in images with deep learning neural networks.  Applicant should have programming experience with neural networks and have taken classes in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and/or Robotics and Perception.  Familiarity with YOLO, LLAma, Python, C#, and Unity are preferred.

Coastal Equity and Resilience (CEAR) Hub:
We have a wide range of opportunities to with this diverse project team addressing flooding and other environmental stresses on the Georgia coast. We are looking for application software developers, IoT sensor experience, data analytics, community outreach and engagement, and K-12 summer programs. Applicants have the opportunity to work in Savannah but it is not required.

Seeking an intern interested in developing a computer vision system to automatically capture object outlines ("shadows") and use a CNC device to cut designs out of foam ("shadow foam"). This work will involve researching appropriate CNC devices for the application and creating a workflow or pipeline between the capture system and the CNC device.

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): 
Are you passionate about supporting the elderly and have a love for cooking? We're seeking student interns for the summer to help with a project focused on human-centered research with people diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (pwMCI) and their care partners. This role offers the unique chance to work closely with pwMCI, engaging in data collection, labeling, and potentially evaluating innovative prototypes in a real kitchen setting.
Our project aims to observe and collect various data from cooking sessions where pwMCI and their care partners collaboratively prepare a simple three-course meal. The insights gained from these sessions are crucial for understanding their interactions, spotting opportunities for intervention, and overall coming up with solutions to enhance their cooking experiences.

As an MCI intern, your responsibilities will include:
•    Refining the cooking research protocol to meet different needs, such as recipe variations or changes in the data capture setup.
•    Assisting in the setup and execution of cooking sessions, including preparation of materials and operation of data-capturing devices.
•    Encoding and cleaning data by noting significant actions and interactions.
•    Evaluating kitchen prototypes to assess their impact and usability.
Join our team committed to human-centered research and contribute to making cooking a more enjoyable and accessible experience for pwMCI and their care partners.

We are seeking an intern to assist in a randomized controlled trial assessing the efficacy of a social gaming intervention for adults with MCI and their care partners. The position involves office work including recruitment and scheduling, project coordination, conducting assessments, and data entry. Experience building and managing online surveys and databases (e.g. RedCap, Qualtrics) with some programming experience is preferred.

Seeking an intern interested in research/development of systems (apps and wearables) to accelerate rates of learning (ex: piano skills) and rehabilitation (ex: stroke symptom recovery) for a range of users. Our current systems (please see: Freethink video) provide a foundation for an intern to work in areas of software (web/mobile app/game development) and/or hardware (keyboard/instrument, flexible electronics) development as well as user studies.

Seeking an intern interested in research/development of games and applications, based on our current games/systems (please see:, that support people learning American Sign Language (ASL), and international Sign Languages. Currently, the games allow learners to practice their understanding of ASL vocabulary as well as their ability to produce Sign, through integration of pose recognition (Mediapipe, ML models, etc).

Prolonged Exposure Therapy iOS Mobile App: 
The NSF-funded PECSS project has developed an Android-based mobile app and REST server to support Prolonged Exposure field therapy in veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The existing system is mature and currently collecting data as part of a field trial.  However, many of our potential users have iOS devices and are unable to use the application.  We are seeking an experienced iOS mobile app developer to build an iOS version based on the existing design and workflow.  Tasks include implementing the interaction screens and workflow, building the framework to communicate with the server, presenting homework to the patients, collecting data during the session, and reporting results.  Evidence of previous iOS mobile app development will be necessary for this position.

SimTigrate Design Lab:
Our research focuses on how the built environment contributes to health and well-being. We seeking an intern to support our cognitive-aging-in-place work. This summer we will be developing partnerships with senior housing communities and documenting the building conditions.

SmartBathroom / Aware Home: 
We are seeking an intern who will develop a web-based app with cloud that would allow occupational therapists to review data from devices deployed into participant homes. This app would include a dashboard view and visualization tools. Intern would otherwise support the SmartBathroom Lab data collection, improve on related applications/ visualizations of sensor data, perform data analysis to derive data from raw sensor data, etc. Strong python coding experience, familiarity with time series data, and experience with web-based application developments preferred. 


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.