Long committed to higher education in science and technology, AT&T Labs - Research offers summer internships to graduate students with an interest and experience on working on research problems. Click here for research areas.


Each summer, research interns from universities all over the US come to AT&T Labs Research for 10 weeks to work with AT&T Researchers on exciting, real-world research projects.   Interns have access to relevant data, expertise and mentoring by AT&T Researchers.  As part of the vibrant intern community, interns have the opportunity to build long lasting relationships with student peers and industry Researchers. 

Applicants for summer internships may be members of an existing university collaboration or may apply as individuals. Candidates are typically graduate students but advanced undergraduates will also be considered in exceptional cases. All other applicants or anyone interested in learning more about other internships with AT&T should visit the AT&T corporate employment pages (

Internship eligibility qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a graduate school program leading to a PhD.
  • Major field must be in computer science, math, statistics, electrical engineering, operations research, systems engineering, industrial engineering, or related fields.
  • Students must have a US social security number.US citizenship or residency is NOT a requirement.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted beginning January 1. We continuously review applications until internship positions are filled.
In the form, be sure to select the internship program. Complete this on-line application, which requires the following items:


  • Your resume
  • One, two, or three letters of recommendation from professors and former employers. References will be contacted by e-mail and given a URL for uploading reference letters. You should contact your references early to let them know that they will be hearing from us.
  • An optional personal statement (up to 500 words) describing your academic interests and career goals.


Feel free to supply any other information helpful in assessing your application.

After submitting your application, you will receive an email containing the URL of your application record. You can use this URL to add references, update, or withdraw your application.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Les Lartey or Andy Bidinger.