The official application process for 2022 ICT Summer Research Program is now open.

View the list of summer research program positions.

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ICT offers select interdisciplinary paid internships for creative and technical students wishing to pursue careers in simulation, interactive media and virtual reality fields. ICT aims to create compelling immersive systems for effective learning for military, entertainment and educational purposes.

ICT will also be accepting applications for summer internships at the Army Research Lab West (ARL West), located in Playa Vista at the ICT facilities. ARL West positions will begin with “ARL” in the job title. The ARL West internships are paid through ICT/USC payroll.

ICT also offers another internship program, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), designed for undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, which requires a separate application. The REU program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, learn more.

Program Requirements

Students interested in participating in ICT’s and ARL West ‘s Interdisciplinary Summer Research Programs should meet the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student for the summer 2022 or fall 2022 semester at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or abroad.
  • Be able to commit to a 12-week summer program, full-time, with start and end dates that comply with the applicant’s school session calendar

Students are required to work full-time (40 hours per week) Monday through Friday. If you are interested in applying for a summer research position with ICT, please fill out an application.

Click here for a PDF of frequently asked questions.

If you have any other questions or concerns please email us at

All forms of communication regarding the summer research program must be directed to the above email address.