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Open Positions:

OVERCOME Technical Intern (Spring 2022- Paid)

Robotics/AV Data Intern (Spring 2022 – Paid)

Data Science Intern (Spring 2022 – Paid)

OVERCOME Evaluation Intern (Summer 2022- Paid)

Finance Manager

*Please note that we are always looking for talented team members. If you are interested in joining our team in a capacity not listed above,  please submit your name and supporting attachments to [email protected].

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Spring 2022 Paid OVERCOME Technical Intern

ABOUT US

US Ignite (www.us-Ignite.org) is accelerating the smart city movement – and creating value for an entire ecosystem – by guiding communities into the connected future, creating a path for private sector growth, and advancing technology research that’s at the heart of smart city development.

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY

In the Spring of 2021, Project OVERCOME, conceived of and funded by the National Science Foundation with support from Schmidt Futures, launched several proofs-of-concept to deploy novel broadband technology solutions to underserved communities. This position supports our efforts to provide technical assistance to these grantees. You can read more about the project online at: https://www.us-ignite.org/program/overcome/

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate actively as a team member in internal and external meetings, take notes and coordinate the completion of followup and action items
  • Maintain close coordination with partner communities and engage directly with partner communities
  • Identify and address community challenges
  • Participate in technical calls with Network Manager and grantees technical staff
  • Document best practices and lessons learned for use by community teams
  • Draft and edit outreach materials (newsletters, follow-up memos, presentations)
  • Help handle inquiries and link community needs to research projects, write first drafts of blogs and articles talking about technology and the impact of US Ignite projects nationwide

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate educational program in the United States
  • Students majoring in public policy or science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and other STEM programs will receive priority consideration
  • Exceptional verbal and writing skills – and an ability to translate complex ideas into easy-to-understand stories
  • Data Analysis and visualization skills (Python or R) 
  • Interest in wireless network design, deployment, and optimization. Experience preferred
  • Ease and comfort using social media channels like Facebook and Twitter
  • An attitude that makes others eager to work with you
  • Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions

LOCATION AND PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE

This internship will be 100% remote. The selected intern must supply a computer with a high-speed internet connection suitable for video conferencing. 

SALARY

This is a part-time equivalent position. The period of performance is approximately 5 months (January through May) with an expectation of 65 hours per month for a monthly stipend of $1,100. The total stipend earned during the internship is capped at $5,500. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, please send a resume and a Statement of Purpose (500-1,000 words) indicating how this internship will contribute to your education and career goals to Lee Davenport and Jigyasa Sharma at [email protected]. The deadline for this internship opportunity is Dec 20, 2021.  If available, please include a short writing sample and two letters of recommendation.

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Spring 2022 Paid Robotics/AV Data Intern Announcement

ABOUT US

US Ignite (www.us-Ignite.org) is accelerating the smart city movement – and creating value for an entire ecosystem – by guiding communities into the connected future, creating a path for private sector growth, and advancing technology research that’s at the heart of smart city development.

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY

For your internship, you’ll be aligned with Smart Bases and Installations program. The US Ignite Smart Bases and Installations program hosts a portfolio of smart base programs that help military installations implement technology projects in key operational areas including advanced broadband and IoT networks, energy resiliency, connected and autonomous vehicles, public safety, drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The program will also include a sophisticated data sharing initiative between Fort Carson and Colorado Springs. Smart sensors will be used at the military site to monitor traffic, parking, and public safety. Information from Fort Carson will be linked to data from sensors and mapping systems in Colorado Springs.  Researchers will apply analytics to these datasets to improve safety and services, and eventually to develop machine-learning models that prioritize transportation resources based on usage rates and community needs.

As a Robotics/Autonomous vehicle data intern, he/she would need to work with the AV data that has already been collected in a ROSBAG format from our Fort Carson transportation testbed and Miramar 5G Living Lab Project.  For the Ft Carson project the data has been collected from the AV shuttle operated by First Transit and Perrone Robotics and for the Miramar project the data has been collected from Ollie Shuttle operated by Local Motors and Robotic Research. This data incudes camera data, LIDAR data, RADAR data and other point cloud data generated from the AV.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate educational program in the United States
  • Students majoring Robotics, Computer Science and other STEM programs will receive priority consideration
  • Experience working with ROSBAG
  • Prefer programming experience in Python, MongoDB, Microsoft Azure
  • Strong technical writing skills

 JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Use AV data to train and develop data models preferably using python
  • Work with AV data simulators such as LGSVL to create AV simulations.
  • Use Machine Learning/Recursive learning techniques to study AV Characteristics such as vehicle behavior and performance at certain areas of interest.
  • Train machine learning and deep learning models for traffic light and signal identification.
  • Detect 3D objects such as car in the point cloud using deep-learning approaches and then evaluate detection performance using a set of state-of-the-art metrics.
  • Perform Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) localization studies by fusing camera and lidar detections and track objects over time with an Extended Kalman Filter
  • Perform Markov localization using scan matching algorithms in the Point Cloud Library (PCL) to localize a simulated car with lidar sensing, using a 3D point cloud map generated with the help of rosbag data.

LOCATION AND PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE

 US Ignite is in Washington, DC. This position can be local in DC or remote. The proposed internship period of performance is Jan 2022- May 2022 and can be extended further for another semester.

SALARY

This is a part-time equivalent position. The period of performance is approximately 5 months (January through May) with an expectation of 80 hours per month for a monthly stipend of $1,500.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, please send a resume, link to GitHub repository, and any past work samples to Praveen Ashok Kumar & Palak Agarwal at [email protected] & [email protected].

 

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Spring 2022 Paid Data Science Intern Announcement

ABOUT US

US Ignite (www.us-Ignite.org) is accelerating the smart city movement – and creating value for an entire ecosystem – by guiding communities into the connected future, creating a path for private sector growth, and advancing technology research that’s at the heart of smart city development.

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY

For your internship, you’ll be aligned with Smart Bases and Installations program. The US Ignite Smart Bases and Installations program hosts a portfolio of smart base programs that help military installations implement technology projects in key operational areas including advanced broadband and IoT networks, energy resiliency, connected and autonomous vehicles, public safety, drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The program will also include a sophisticated data sharing initiative between Fort Carson and Colorado Springs. Smart sensors will be used at the military site to monitor traffic, parking, and public safety. Information from Fort Carson will be linked to data from sensors and mapping systems in Colorado Springs.  Researchers will apply analytics to these datasets to improve safety and services, and eventually to develop machine-learning models that prioritize transportation resources based on usage rates and community needs.

US Ignite hopes to improve the daily commute for 30,000 personnel at Ft. Carson and the thousands of others using the same roads by increasing information, reducing drive time, and limiting dangerous exposure to extreme weather. The work will result in the development of a real-time dashboard displaying traffic flow velocity per road segment, traffic incidents, live weather, and hospital facilities locations. The work performed includes developing a predictive model to predict traffic congestion taking account of the seasonality of traffic flow, the day-to-day variability in traffic variables, and making use of spatially lagged information where appropriate to improve prediction accuracy. The intern will work with the team and students from different universities to develop a classification model to inform Fort Carson’s gate traffic mitigation decision-making.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate educational program in the United States
  • Students majoring Computer Science, Data Science and other STEM programs will receive priority consideration
  • Prefer programming experience in Python/R, SQL, Big Query, CartoDB, Microsoft Azure
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Prefer past working experience with data dashboards

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with other capstone students and universities
  • Create traffic optimization models to reduce the pressure during peak hours.
  • Perform research on best practices in transportation demand management and apply behavioral economics theory to identify incentives for drivers to reduce congestion.
  • Use data from camera feed and other sensors to add into the model
  • Create a real-time dashboard that helps army personnel to decide which gate to use and what the time wait looks like.
  • Make recommendations to the base and city of Colorado Springs after analyzing the model and its findings.

LOCATION AND PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE

US Ignite is in Washington, DC. This position can be local in DC or remote. The proposed internship period of performance is Jan 2022- May 2022 and can be extended further for another semester.

SALARY

This is a part-time equivalent position. The period of performance is approximately 5 months (January through May) with an expectation of 80 hours per month for a monthly stipend of $1,500.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, please send a resume, link to GitHub repository, and any past work samples to Praveen Ashok Kumar & Palak Agarwal at [email protected] & [email protected].

 

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Summer 2022 Paid OVERCOME Evaluation Intern

ABOUT US

US Ignite (www.us-Ignite.org) is accelerating the smart city movement – and creating value for an entire ecosystem – by guiding communities into the connected future, creating a path for private sector growth, and advancing technology research that’s at the heart of smart city development.

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY

In the Spring of 2021, Project OVERCOME, conceived of and funded by the National Science Foundation with support from Schmidt Futures, launched several proofs-of-concept to deploy novel broadband technology solutions to underserved communities. This position supports our efforts to provide technical assistance to these grantees. You can read more about the project online at: https://www.us-ignite.org/program/overcome/

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate actively as a team member in internal and external meetings, take notes and coordinate the completion of followup and action items
  • Maintain close coordination with partner communities and engage directly with partner communities
  • Identify and address community challenges
  • Conduct data cleaning and management 
  • Conduct a preliminary analysis of end-user survey data 
  • Document best practices and lessons learned for use by community teams
  • Draft and edit outreach materials (newsletters, follow-up memos, presentations)
  • Help handle inquiries and link community needs to research projects, write first drafts of blogs and articles talking about technology and the impact of US Ignite projects nationwide
  • Help draft the Annual Report 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate educational program in the United States
  • Students majoring in public policy or science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and other STEM programs will receive priority consideration
  • Exceptional verbal and writing skills – and an ability to translate complex ideas into easy-to-understand stories
  • Data Analysis and visualization skills (Python or R) 
  • Basic graphics skills – with the ability to craft creative and professional visual documents
  • Ease and comfort using social media channels like Facebook and Twitter
  • An attitude that makes others eager to work with you
  • Loves to work with cutting-edge technologies and people implementing them
  • Interest in the intersection between smart cities, technology, human impact, and replicating the success 
  • Enjoys overcoming challenges and thinks strategically
  • An interest in learning more about innovative connectivity solutions 
  • Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions

LOCATION AND PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE

This internship will be 100% remote. The selected intern must supply a computer with a high-speed internet connection suitable for video conferencing. 

Salary

The period of performance is approximately 2.5 months (June through August 2022) with an expectation of 130 hours per month for a monthly stipend of $2,200. The total stipend earned during the internship is capped at $5,500. 

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a resume and a Statement of Purpose (500-1,000 words) indicating how this internship will contribute to your education and career goals to Lee Davenport and Jigyasa Sharma at [email protected].  If available, please include a short writing sample and two letters of recommendation.

 

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Finance Manager

About Us

US Ignite is accelerating the smart city movement – and creating value for an entire ecosystem – by guiding communities into the connected future, creating a path for private sector growth, and advancing technology research that’s at the heart of smart city development.

Job Summary

US Ignite is seeking a full-time Finance Manager (Washington, DC based) who will play an integral role in US Ignite day-to-day efforts across all of US Ignite programs. The Finance Manager provides awards and program management support to project managers across US Ignite to ensure programs and projects are being delivered in accordance with grant/contract regulations and requirements and financial management best practices. The Finance Manager reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Major Responsibilities

Financial and Accounting Management

  • Ensures financial management compliance with Federal regulations and accounting best practices
  • Approves contractor invoices, employee expense reports and employee timesheets prior to reimbursement, and processes US Ignite invoices for reimbursement from donors and Federal agencies
  • Produces ad-hoc analysis, research, financial reporting, and progress reports for multiple programs.
  • Prepares budgets for contract and grant proposals accordance with Federal regulations and or donor rules, and upon award monitors budgets monthly for management decision-making.

Grants and Contract Proposal and Award Management

  • Coordinates and submits contract and grant proposals to Federal agencies, foundations and private companies based on US Ignite program-prepared content
  • Monitors US Ignite grant and contract portfolio performance and with US Ignite program staff input, provides reports to funding agencies and organizations.
  • Manages contracts and grant compliance and deadlines as outlined in funding agreements and according to Federal regulations.

Subaward and Subcontract Management

  • Prepares solicitations and procurement documentation for subawards and subcontracts.
  • Issues awards and contracts, including risk assessments and drafting and reviewing contract terms and conditions.
  • Oversees subcontractor and sub awardee performance including providing subrecipients one-on-one technical assistance and conducting desk audits on sub-recipient’s invoices to ensure compliance with Federal regulations.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance
  • Familiarity with Federal grant processes and experience monitoring grant/contract compliance
  • Experience in contract management and/or financial management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to working with a diverse staff.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.
  • Ability to develop and maintain trust by holding oneself and others to high ethical standards.
  • Ability to work independently, assess multiple priorities, problem-solve, and manage time appropriately.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with experience. US Ignite offers a competitive benefits plan that includes paid time off, health/dental/vision insurance, and a 401k retirement plan. Local-teleworker. EOE

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants MUST submit a resume and cover letter, with salary requirements/range, to: [email protected], with “Finance Manager” in the subject line of your email. Your cover letter should include your interest in our mission, highlight your qualifications, clearly summarize your experience in the primary responsibilities for this position and provide an actual salary requirement/range. Only complete submissions (resume, cover letter and salary requirements/range) will be considered.

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