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About National Instruments Internship

At NI, creating pathways for students to explore a future in STEM has always been a priority -- that's why National Instruments created the NI Internship Program. National Instruments aims to empower students to reach their full potential by providing hands-on training, one-on-one mentoring, challenging projects, and future-focused feedback, all in a fun, relaxed, real-world working environment.

National Instruments primarily recruits for 4 different roles within the larger summer internship program.

Research and Development
As an R&D intern, you play an important role in all aspects of NI products - from creation and design to testing. During your internship, you can expect to have challenging projects, meet other intelligent and technical people, and work in a laid back and friendly environment.

Applications Engineering
The Engineering Leadership Program (ELP) is an opportunity for talented engineers who are interested in developing themselves as both technical and business leaders. ELP Interns receive technical and leadership training, work directly with customers to assist with technical applications, and work on projects in an area of interest including Technical Marketing, Technical Sales, Systems, or R&D. Learn more about NI ELP at

As a marketing intern, you can expect to work on a variety of projects and meet a variety of people. Whether your focus is making the NI presence at events and trade shows memorable, communicating the NI marketing message around the globe, or developing strategy for a particular product, your skills will help you make an impact every day.

Technical Writing
As a technical writer intern, you write and edit NI product documentation. During your internship, you will collaborate with engineers and technical writers, learn about writing in the high-tech industry, and experience NI's fun, casual culture.


Pursuing B.S. or M.S. at an accredited
Class Standing
Sophomore or above, with preference given to well-qualified rising juniors and rising seniors
Strong work ethic and desire to succeed
Problem solving skills; enjoys solving technical problems
Strong foundation and understanding of computers

Ability to:
Work effectively in a group development environment
Take initiative; be a self-starter
Manage time efficiently
Listen attentively and be able to grasp basic technical information
English Language Competency and effective communication skills
Can clearly and concisely communicate in English so that persons you work with understand you clearly, particularly in technical conversations

National Instruments Internship

Tim Krenz
National Instruments
11500 N. Mopac Expressway
Building Mopac C
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: 512-683-9357


Number of Interns: 51 to 100
Compensation/Benefits: Paid; We offer competitive hourly wage for all interns.
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks; 12 week summer program
Hours: Full-time
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students
Degree Track: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science
Industry Experience: 0-1 year
Minimum GPA Preferred: 3.00-3.49


Austin, TX