Global Citizenship Report – FY2010

University Partnerships


University Partnerships

Every year, we attract over 6,000 intern applicants worldwide. We recognize that youth will drive the future of our company, so the interns we hire each year are carefully selected, for their skills, their character and their ability to embrace our culture and values.

Interns who work at NVIDIA don’t just push paper. They are integrated into a current project and expected to perform like every engineer at the company. Our active internship and New College Grad (NCG) programs in APAC, India and the U.S. attract top talent because these young hires get the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s most distinguished individuals. Our University Relations program works to actively develop these future grads and give them exposure to our business and technology.

For their work, interns receive payment and certain benefits. For more information, see NVIDIA’s website for intern and co-op programs.

In addition to our college intern program, we provide opportunities for students and professors to learn about and work with our products through ongoing teaching partnerships, fellowships and research grants. Our efforts in these areas help ensure that college curriculums are teaching cutting-edge technology to their students, who will eventually help invent new computing technologies.

There are now at least 10 educational books available or in progress on the topic of programming GPUs with CUDA C and OpenCL. These books reflect the international momentum behind the GPU. Four are in Japanese, three in Chinese, two in English and one in Russian.

Learn more about these programs on the NVIDIA Research website:

Results of NVIDIA’s 2009 internship recruitment efforts.

  • Recruited students through visits to colleges and universities
  • Hosted 135 paid interns in the U.S.
  • Converted 31 (23%) of our interns to full-time employees.
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