UVA Independent Internships (Summer 2020)

Siemens Healthineeers: Erlangen/Kemnath, Germany

The Innovation Think Tank (ITT) at Siemens Healthineers was launched in 2008 and has since established a global infrastructure of 21 locations in Germany, the UK, China, USA, India, Turkey, and the UAE. The ITT has filed over 500 inventions and patents, led 2200 projects, and hosted 2500 researchers and students from 150 universities. ITT works on a wide range of project categories, including: market analysis strategy; open innovation; organizational development; customer engagement; technology scouting; product definition and product design; rapid prototyping, 3D modeling, and visualization.  

  • The Innovation Think Tank offers students an opportunity to work on innovative projects in the field of medical technology, engaging interdisciplinary teams from all over the world. Your tasks will include working in an interdisciplinary project team in one or more areas related to medical technology:

    • Requirement Engineering

    • Product Design/Definition

    • Model experimentation

    • 3-D modeling/rapid prototyping

    • Competitive intelligence analysis

Applications Due: December 1st


University of São Paulo – Automation Department in School of Electrical Engineering: São Paulo, Brazil

The Automation Department of the Electrical Engineering School at the University of São Paulo (USP) has research and development activities centered on process automation, computer vision, machine learning, data analytics, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Track and Trace, Cyber- physical Networks and other up-to-date topics. The research groups are pioneers in several research topics and have strong partnership with industry and intense cooperation with foreign institutions.  This internship is offered in affiliation with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems (CCALS), an applied research center based in Central Virginia that bridges the gap with specific questions between fundamental research that is typically performed at universities and product development that is routinely performed by companies.

  • Areas for prospective engagement include: 

    • Systems analysis and integration

    • Data analysis

    • Developing methodology, algorithms, and code to solve problems posed by various  projects

    • Automating systems 

    • Taking initiative to develop a multitude of projects independently

    • Attending meetings and presentations with clients as well as academics in the field

    • Proofreading texts for publishing 

Application Due: January 21st


Inspectorio: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Efficiency, transparency, and accuracy. Through the use of robotic automation and artificial intelligence Inspectorio is building an autonomous system that eliminates the need of manual, low-added value interventions, so quality and compliance personnel can focus on high value- added tasks as remediation and continuous improvement. Inspectorio’s comprehensive modules and workflows allow for flexibility and unlock collaboration, real-time data sharing, and predictive-recommended actions for more than 2,500 companies, including some of the world’s largest retailers, brands, vendors and factories.

Application Due: January 21st