Summer Intern - Linux System Administrator
University of Rochester - Rochester, NY

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8 AM-5 PM

The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) at the University of Rochester is looking to hire an undergraduate or graduate student with interest in Linux system administration over a ten week period from June 3 rd through August 16 th , 2013. CIRC manages several Linux clusters, a Blue Gene supercomputer and 750 TB of storage. Candidates should have experience managing Linux servers, configuring storage hardware, and be able to write shell scripts. Programming experience (Perl, Python, C/C++, etc.) is also beneficial. The ability to create clear documentation on work performed is required. This is a temporary internship opportunity.


This position is being offered as one of a number of positions being offered through University IT in the summer of 2013. As a result, while the emphasis will be on individual experiences based on a position description provided, the group will be organized as a starting cohort and meet approximately every two weeks. The emphasis of this cohort experience will be to expose all participants to multiple facets of the University Information Technology environment. These sessions will combine presentation by IT professionals and group discussion to broaden the learning experience. All students will also be asked to prepare a poster session at the end of the program. This will provide program participants an opportunity to link classroom learning to the practicum, as well as formalize thoughts and service recommendations to the IT organization.


Under direction of the project managers and with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative:

  • Configuring Linux servers, storage servers, writing scripts for common system administration tasks
  • Developing internal and end-user documentation

  • Pursuing (or completed) a Bachelor's degree, and interest in Information Technology.
  • Strong oral, written, and team communication skills, effective questioning, listening, and analytical skills.
  • Linux experience.
  • Additional Skills Specific for Linux System Administrator Summer Intern:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Experience with cluster and parallel computing systems is desirable, but not required.
  • Knowledge of programming languages, familiar with Linux/Unix development tools (compilers, debuggers, profiling software, etc.), and familiar with writing simple shell scripts.
  • Knowledge of PHP and wikis is also desirable.

  • How To Apply

    All applicants must apply online.

    The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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