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PLEASE NOTE: The application process for the Student Volunteer Program is closed!

If you are a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, or any STEM-related fields, and high performance computing (HPC) is on your radar, volunteering at ISC 2020 can help steer your future career in the right direction.

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable people to help us run the conference with over 3.700 HPC practitioners and users. In return we offer you the opportunity to attend the tutorials, conference sessions, workshops and the ISC HPC Career Day for free. We strongly encourage you to use the event to build your professional network. The conference after-hours experience is also fun. You will have the opportunity to mingle with your peers from educational institutions from around the globe. Such connections can go a long way as you develop your career.

Finally, who knows, your future employer might also be attending the event! We have witnessed volunteers line up employment opportunities at previous conferences.

ISC 2020 is held in a very comfortable, safe environment, and we provide housing for all out-of-town students.

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As a conference that promotes gender equality, we encourage female STEM students to use this forum as a stepping stone to gain an insight into the HPC academia, research and commercial environments.

As a close partner of the conference, the Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) network will be organizing a number of events in conjunction with ISC 2020. Don't miss out on the opportunity to socialize with well-respected female researchers and corporate leaders.



  Application Deadline 

  Notification of Acceptance March 23, 2020



By becoming a student volunteer at ISC 2020, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Access to the tutorials, conference sessions and workshops, depending on your daily work schedule
  • Access to the ISC HPC Career Day, including a job fair
  • Access to the show floor: networking opportunities with over 160 exhibitors
  • Admission to special evening events
  • Housing (out-of-town volunteers only) in shared double rooms
  • Meals during conference hours
  • Conference proceedings
  • The intangible value of networking with renowned HPC experts, commercial users, influencers and future employers.
  • Student volunteers must be enrolled in a PhD, masters, or full-time undergraduate program at the time of the conference.
  • Student volunteers must be able to speak English fluently.
  • Student volunteers must be willing to work* a minimum of around 25 hours before and during the conference (you must be available from June 19 to 26, 2020).
  • Student volunteers are solely responsible for their travel expenses. In some cases your school may be able to provide assistance.

*NOTE: Duties before and during the conference may include tasks such as assisting attendee check-in, doorkeeper at conference sessions, running microphones to audience members during sessions, providing technical support to the ISCnet team and the Student Cluster Competition team or the event technicians, monitoring catering areas, counting participants at sessions, and other similar tasks.


Only complete applications submitted through and completed by the following, will be considered for the ISC 2020 Student Volunteer Program.

  • short cover letter
  • short curriculum vitae (CV) / Résumé
  • valid, dated student identification card or certificate of matriculation
  • official letter of recommendation signed by your recommending professor

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2020 and all applicants will be notified by March 23, 2020.



Student Volunteer Program

Ms. Colleen Sheedy

HR Development Manager


Student impressions

ISC 2019 Student Volunteers Impressions

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