Virtual Internship Program


The Nokia Bell Labs 2020 Summer Internship Program is now entirely virtual, as is only fitting for the research organization that innovated many of the foundational technologies of the internet. Between June and August, interns will have many opportunities to engage with Bell Labs leaders and researchers, both in one-on-one mentoring sessions and in larger symposia.

Nokia Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon is hosting a series of Fire Pit Chats, conversations with industry notables that share insights and perspective directly with all interns. In addition, every weekday there will be a talk, led by a researcher -- expert in their particular field -- or a lab leader to review a diverse range of topics, including biosensing and human augmentation; the latest developments in AI and machine learning; robot orchestration; the newest advances if 5G, 6G and optical networking; and fundamental shifts in software development. Interns will learn about how art and technology are intersecting and why the most advanced communications technologies aren’t being targeted at your smartphone, but rather the factory floor.

180 interns from around the world have been recruited to work with labs in 9 countries.

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The Fire Pit Chats

Virtual conversations with Marcus Weldon and industry notables


Life lessons in innovation and entrepreneurship

A discussion with Marcus Weldon and Aaron Price. Watch the video


Space, autonomous vehicles and AI/ML

Predictions from Marcus Weldon and Rodney Brooks. Watch the video

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Behind the pages of The Alchemy of Us

A conversation between Marcus Weldon and Ainissa Ramirez. Watch the video


Essential advice for growing your career

Top tips from Marcus Weldon and Andrea Goldsmith. Watch the video.