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Industrial Immersion Exchange program

AI Sweden and Dakota State University (DSU) offer the opportunity to gain international and industrial experience in AI and cybersecurity as part of a fully-covered summer internship in Sweden and the U.S.

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After a successful launch in summer 2022, AI Sweden and Dakota State University (DSU) will once again offer their Graduate student research exchange program for students from Sweden and DSU. This is a unique opportunity to get international experience and solve real challenges provided by an industrial company. Stipend, academic credit, lodging, and airfare are included.

The duration of the program is 10 weeks. Four weeks, starting at the end of May 2023, are spent at AI Sweden's facilities in Gothenburg. This is followed by four weeks at Dakota State University and its Madison Cyber Labs. 

Students eligible for consideration must currently pursue their M.S.c. or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or related fields and have an interest in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. 

Application for 2023 is now closed.

Follow the current participants’ projects on My AI

AI and cybersecurity challenge 

During the course of the program, participants will be introduced to a challenge around AI and cybersecurity. Students from Sweden and DSU will work together to create common ground from which both organizations can develop their future work. Additional information about this specific industrial project will be provided to candidates who are accepted into the program.

AI Sweden and Dakota State University will facilitate the project with faculty, advisors, mentors, hardware and software tools as well as a physical space where the student teams will be hosted for the entire program. The participating companies will define the industrial project and also provide support for the success of the project outcome. 

“I loved it! It was a fun challenge to dig into federated learning and understand the topic. All the meetings and presentations from the partners really helped.” – Viktor Valadi, Chalmers University of Technology

What can participants expect?

  • International experience from working with interesting challenges in a small team of participants

  • An innovational challenge problem in the field of cybersecurity and AI, defined by a corporate industrial partner

  • Work in teams of 4-6 students and with a supervisor

  • Academic course credits are applicable

  • A stipend, including costs for return tickets between Sweden and the US as well as accommodation

What can partners expect?

  • Work with international and Swedish students, solving real-world AI and cybersecurity challenges in your industry, tailored to fit your organization's specific needs.
  • Gain access to a pool of talented individuals who have already been vetted and selected for their skills and potential.
  • Potential continued research in thesis projects or doctoral studies and/or future recruitment opportunities.
  • Partners are expected to pay for the students' housing in Sweden (if needed), travel back and forth from the US, salary, and administrative costs.

Reach out to Viktor Valadi if your organization is interested in hosting Industrial Immersion Exchange program participants.

Learn more

If you have any questions or thoughts, do not hesitate to contact Professor Mats Hanson at, +46 70 672 32 16.