Coding intensive developmental tasks are a major part of these internships,
which are managed by senior student mentors and NYC office. These internships are crucial in
building hacking skills, which are desired by most of the professors
across the globe. Students have been applying these skills to their research
projects and in getting good jobs with industry. Most US faculty ask for
programming skills and ability to complete projects as necessary conditions
to consider students for summer internships. This has been such a consistent
requisite from large number of faculty that the NYC office has spoken with
that it was felt it best to start the students early.
Even first year undergraduate students benefit from this.
A general list of students and the hacking skills they have picked up as keywords against
their names is listed below. Many of these students after finishing the summer
and/or winter sessions receive recommendation letters certifying the skills
they have picked up. The students work in teams in many cases and learn
leadership, team skills, working collaboratively to finish tasks and
most important of all, they learn to try to finish things.