Interns and Visiting Scholars

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Willow Garage provides interns with an opportunity to integrate aspects of their degree program with the real world application of open source software development. Over the course of two to three months, interns contribute their expertise to the body of knowledge that forms the foundation of the Willow Garage Personal Robotics program.

Past interns have come from leading universities including Carnegie Mellon, Columbia University, Georgia Institute of Technology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, Rice University, Technical University of Munich, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and Stanford. Interns are paired with a mentor or mentors who direct them in their summer projects, provide guidance, and evaluated their progress. The interns also share their knowledge and experiences with one another.

Interns focus on projects in a wide variety of research areas, including perception, simulation, visualization, grasping and controls. Highlights from previous internships can be seen in the yearly highlights section in the sidebar.

All code developed at Willow Garage, including that developed by interns, is contributed to the community-owned code base, ROS. ROS is licensed under the BSD license which gives maximum flexibility of its use to the greater robotics community. This availability and flexibility enables the work of Willow Garage interns to have worldwide visibility and value.

To apply, email your resume (pdf preferred) and a cover letter indicating which job you are interested in and internship time frame (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring), plus with a link to any relevant projects that you'd like to share with us to: jobs@willowgarage.com.

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