The following link is from Ilknur Kabul, who is a manager for the Machine Learning group at SAS Institute in Cary, NC. Recently they became interested in topological data analysis for exploring large data sets. They're opening a Machine Learning fellowship for next summer for graduate students to work in this area:
The position is funded. The program provides a salary and housing support for a twelve-week internship at SAS headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, during the summer of 2017.