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IMDEA Networks offers a Research Internship program. Eligible candidates are students who are currently undertaking a B.Sc., M.Sc. or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, Telematics or a related field, and who wish to enhance their research potential developing the Science of Networks. Interns work closely with members of our research team, which allows them to acquire on-the-job training and gain valuable experience in computer networking science and technology.

The minimum expected internship duration is usually 3 months, but longer stays are accommodated depending on individual circumstances. Successful interns also receive a special consideration for future positions on our PhD Student team.

We also have a program in place for Visiting PhD Students from partner universities or research organizations to undertake an internship at IMDEA Networks under the direction of one of our faculty members. This program enables them to develop new skills and gain expertise in an enriching new environment.

Internship on lab experimentation for millimeter-wave wireless networking

Research area

Design and evaluation of mechanisms to improve the performance of IEEE 802.11ad wireless networks operating in the millimeter-wave band.


General wireless networking background. It is recommended to have some experience programming in languages such as C, Java, Python, or Matlab.


  • English
  • Spanish (optional)

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor or master students in Telecommunications
  • Bachelor or master students in Computer Science


This position does not require prior experience on any particular topic. However, it may be helpful to have some knowledge regarding lab equipment such as oscilloscopes and signal generators. Also, knowing how to work on a Linux terminal can be very useful.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • The student will carry out experiments and measurements in the area of millimeter-wave wireless networks. To this end, the student will use both commercial as well as experimentation hardware (high frequency mixers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, signal analyzers...).
  • Moreover, the student will contribute to the development of the lab infrastructure which is needed to carry out the experiments, such as controlling and programming a robot to automate measurements.
  • Finally, the student will process the results to obtain the desired metrics and show them graphically.


  • Flexible part-time job. The number of weekly working hours and the duration of the internship are flexible. Initially, we suggest 25 hours per week and a gross salary of 500 €/month. The amount will be adjusted according to the number of working hours agreed with the student.
  • We offer a stimulating, multi-cultural, innovative, research-oriented, and English-speaking working environment where collaborative working within groups plays a fundamental role.

How To Apply

Interested applicants shall contact directly Amanda García (amanda.garcia@imdea.org) attaching their CV.