The Mobile Lab @ FSU is now taking applications for the upcoming semester.

How do I apply?

Please send your resume, portfolio, and anything else you would like to share to fsumobilesolutions+intern[at]

Why intern with The Mobile Lab @ FSU?

The Mobile Lab @ FSU is always seeking students that have a passion to develop. During your internship you can expect to be working in a small team on a mobile related projected. We like to give our interns real projects that can realistically be completed in a semester.

Members of The Mobile Lab have had internships with Google, IBM, iMobile3, and PATLive. Working for us will not only be fun and rewarding, it will also enhance your resume.

I heard about your interview process, what should I know?

All candidates are scheduled for two interviews. One is a more general interview where we assess your listed skills, past works, motivation, and other general areas. Your not going to be able to study for this one so just make sure you know what is on your resume. The second interview is geared to assess your technical skills. You will be asked programming problem questions that are meant to be challenging. The goal is to see how well you are able to think and communicate through a problem. It is highly recommended that you read the following book. It will help you greatly moving forward with your programming career.

Programming Interviews Exposed

John Morgan, Noah Suojanen, Eric Giguere

Wiley Publishing

What skills are we seeking?

First and foremost we want self motivated students that will get the job done. We are always seeking front-end, back-end, and graphic design students. However, it would be ideal if you had experience or are interest in learning some of the following:

  • Web Design
  • Photoshop
  • Video Editing
  • PHP
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Python
  • Java
  • Android Programming
  • iOS Programming
  • Windows Phone Programming
  • Kinect SDK
  • Git
  • WordPress

How much time will be required?

We know that school happens and we don’t put a min or max on the amount of work you should do. We are a very strong believer in you get out what you put it. With that said, our intern pool is the first place we go to hire students into The Mobile Lab. Those students that are hired will be supported at 20 hours a week.

Is this internship paid?

No. This is an unpaid internship. However, it is highly common for us to hire those top interns into The Mobile Lab for the following semester. There is a huge interest in our positions and it is really beneficial for everyone to have that initial semester to see if The Mobile Lab is right for them.

I want to be involved, but I’m not ready for the internship.

With classes, experience, and other activities this has been a very common question. We still encourage you to be involved with The Mobile Lab even if your not ready, for whatever reason, to commit to our internship program. Our advice is to like our facebook page and follow us on twitter to keep in touch with what we are doing. Taking the Mobile Programming course offered in the computer science department is also a big stepping stone.  We also invite you to stop by our office Lov 170 and even attend our weekly group meetings to get to know us. Lastly, upon request we encourage you to become a contributor to this site by writing blog posts about the things that interest you. It really helps us get to know your skills and what you are all about.

About Ciaran Hannigan

Ciaran is advised under Dr Tyson. He has worked as a teaching assistant for several classes, taught the mobile class in the Summer ’11, his main area of focus in the mobile lab is working on Android projects, although he has began to look into iOS! Ciaran’s passion focuses mainly on user interaction (UI) and user experience (UX). Designing UIs and creating new components to enrich the users experience is what he is all about!