Summer internships program

Summer internships program

Interested in working in a highly competent, challenging, and informal yet professional environment as an intern? Simula recruits summer interns to work together with motivated international researchers within ICT.

Note: applications for summer 2024 are closed. If you would like to be informed once applications open for summer 2025, please register here.

Simula is a publicly-owned research lab that is focused on five main research areas: communication systems, cryptography, machine learning, scientific computing, and software engineering. Our main objective is to reach new levels of understanding and to create vital knowledge about fundamental scientific challenges that are of genuine value to society.

Internships topics

See our previous summer internship projects here.

Simula offers summer internships in all five of our focus research areas. The summer internship positions last for 6 weeks and take place during the period from mid-June to mid-August.

Summer interns are supervised by Simula researchers and embedded into the departments at our research units in either Oslo (Simula Research Laboratory and Simula Metropolitan) or Bergen (Simula UiB).

Research area: Communication Systems, Oslo

Our goal is to make digital infrastructures more robust, resilient, and secure, and to develop advanced applications for now and the future. We also study interactions between these systems and society to help inform government policy.

Research area: Cryptography, Bergen

Modern cryptography enables applications like e-voting, machine learning on cloud-stored data without loss of privacy, and allows secure login without revealing passwords. We seek ways to represent information securely, protecting its confidentiality and guaranteeing its authenticity using methods from informatics, mathematics and engineering.

Research area: Machine Learning, Oslo

We focus on the mathematical foundations of machine learning, the experimental study of machine learning algorithms, and the application of machine learning in real-life applications including sports, human health and software engineering. We also develop machine learning methods that can be used in practical applications to process large amounts of data derived from multiple sources.

Research area: Scientific Computing, Oslo

We work on advanced computational methods – from their mathematical foundations through to their application – to investigate complex physiological phenomena and medical conditions. Our key interest is modeling processes and conditions of the heart and brain, including heart failure, stroke, and dementia.

Research area: Software Engineering, Oslo

We use software engineering methods and tools to design, develop, maintain, test and validate complex software systems. Our goal is to ensure that the software we rely on is robust, reliable, safe and secure, both for today’s systems and for quantum systems of the future.

Simula looks for students that:

  • Are currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in mathematics, physics, data science or informatics, or other specialisations in technology
  • Are curious and interested in research, and enjoy working on challenging problems, both independently and in teams
  • Have strong academic results
  • Are proficient in English (both spoken and written)

Due to short-term employment, applicants must already be permitted to work in Norway, i.e. not requiring new visa processing.

Meet some of our 2022 summer interns and read about their experiences here.

Simula offers:

Simula offers interns a highly competent and engaging workplace with an inclusive and social workplace culture. Interns are given the opportunity to work closely with international researchers and to contribute scientifically to the research projects, as well as participate in other relevant activities such as guest lectures. The summer internships program offers a variety of events for interns, including inspirational academic lunches, social activities and networking events, as well as training courses (e.g., critical reading of research papers and pitching techniques).

Interns are hired for a six-week period, starting mid-June, and are paid an hourly-based wage (note: Simula does not cover expenses such as travel, housing, etc.). Subsidised lunches and free coffee/snacks are provided at the office location.


For more information contact Simula Academy (

The Summer Internships Program is organised by Simula Academy, our hub for researcher training and continuous professional development at Simula. The aim of Simula Academy is to provide excellent training opportunities for all our employees to develop the skills they need to do their best work.

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