MGHPCC Internship Program

Our internship program combines hands-on learning with the application of current and new knowledge to tasks that are vital to the operation of the thousands of computer systems installed at the MGHPCC. Students from Holyoke Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, and TechFoundry are encouraged to apply. 

Interns work with a variety of high performance computing hardware and software systems, starting with introductory reading and exercises with the Linux operating system, system administration tools, and Python scripting, and then moving onto hands-on work. Assignments vary depending on skills and needs. 

Internship Assignments

Hardware & Software Administration

  • Rebooting and running diagnostics on nodes that are experiencing problems.
  • Reviewing log files to look for potential problems.
  • Assistance with debugging of problems, and working with people who are working remotely.

Infrastructure Maintenance & Documentation

  • Assembly, installation, organization, and labeling of data cabling for networks and Linux clusters.
  • Documentation of Power Distribution Unit rack assignments and other hardware.
  • Setup and maintenance of experimental computer hardware in the MGHPCC “Sandbox” lab.

Working Hours

The minimum commitment is 8 hours per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


We are taking applications now for summer 2024 internships. If you are interested, please send an email to or to your contact for the MGHPCC internship program at STCC or HCC. 

Research projects

Dusty With a Chance of Star Formation
Checking the Medicine Cabinet to Interrupt COVID-19 at the Molecular Level
Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold But Still, Is It Just Right?​
Smashing Discoveries​
Microbiome Pattern Hunting
Modeling the Air we Breathe
Exploring Phytoplankton Diversity
The Computer Will See You Now
Computing the Toll of Trapped Diamondback Terrapins
Edging Towards a Greener Future
Physics-driven Drug Discovery
Modeling Plasma-Surface Interactions
Sensing Subduction Zones
Neural Networks & Earthquakes
Small Stars, Smaller Planets, Big Computing
Data Visualization using Climate Reanalyzer
Getting to Grips with Glassy Materials
Modeling Molecular Engines
Forest Mapping: When the Budworms come to Dinner
Exploring Thermoelectric Behavior at the Nanoscale
The Trickiness of Talking to Computers
A Genomic Take on Geobiology
From Grass to Gas
Teaching Computers to Identify Odors
From Games to Brains
The Trouble with Turbulence
A New Twist
A Little Bit of This… A Little Bit of That..
Looking Like an Alien!
Locking Up Computing
Modeling Supernovae
Sound Solution
Lessons in a Virtual Test Tube​
Crack Computing
Automated Real-time Medical Imaging Analysis
Towards a Smarter Greener Grid
Heading Off Head Blight
Organic Light-Harvesting Antennae
Art and AI
Excited by Photons
Tapping into an Ocean of Data
Computing Global Change
Star Power
Engineering the Human Microbiome
Computing Social Capital
Computers Diagnosing Disease
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Collaborative projects

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Outreach & Education Projects

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