Internship/ University Grad/ PhD programs

While working on cutting-edge visual discovery technology, you’ll discover new interests and put your career in hyper growth mode.

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Program overviews

As a Pintern, you’ll work alongside current Pinployees on impactful and high-exposure projects. Throughout your internship, you’ll join our engineering teams as we maneuver through exponential growth and massive scale while building awesome products and features, creating visually rich experiences, spearheading the discovery problem, and pinpointing tomorrow’s engineering challenges. We offer a 12-week summer internship program in our San Francisco, Palo Alto, Seattle, and Toronto offices.

What we’re looking for:

  • Pursuing a CS degree (or related field)
  • 2-3 years of CS classes under your belt (Intro to CS and Algorithms, Advanced Algorithms, Operating Systems and Data Structures are all great!)
  • Aptitude for JavaScript, CSS, C++, HTML, Python, Java, Go–we use a variety of programming languages and tools
  • Non-academic coding experience (i.e. hack-a-thons, code challenges, personal projects, GitHub, Open Source, volunteer coding experience, conference participation, etc.)
  • A curious nature with a desire to tackle and solve complex problems

What you’ll do:

  • Take ownership over the completion and quality of your tasks and project while incorporating guidance from your mentor, manager, and peers.
  • Execute scoped technical tasks end-to-end to help build the future of Pinterest
  • Deliver code that is well-documented, tested, and operable
  • Communicate new ideas and opinions with candor as you grow both professionally and personally through learning and development opportunities

As a research intern at Pinterest Labs, you’ll work on tackling new challenges in machine learning and artificial intelligence. You’ll conduct research that can be applied across Pinterest engineering teams and engage in external collaborations and mentoring, while also performing research in any of the following areas: image recognition, user modeling, recommender systems, natural language processing, and big data analytics. We offer a 12-week summer internship program in our San Francisco, Palo Alto, Seattle and Toronto offices.

What we’re looking for:

  • Working towards a PhD in Computer Science, ML, NLP, Statistics, Information Sciences or related field
  • Mastery of at least one systems languages (Java, C++, Python) or one ML framework (Tensorflow, Pytorch, MLFlow)
  • Experience in research and in solving analytical problems
  • Strong communicator and team player. Being able to find solutions for open-ended problems

What you’ll do:

  • Contribute in cutting-edge research in machine learning and artificial intelligence that can be applied to Pinterest problems
  • Collect, analyze, and synthesize findings from data and build intelligent data-driven model
  • Write clean, efficient, and sustainable code
  • Use machine learning, natural language processing, and graph analysis to solve modeling and ranking problems across discovery, ads and search
  • Scope and independently solve moderately complex problems
  • Take proactive ownership over the completion and quality of your tasks and project with minimal guidance from your mentor, manager, and peers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Publications in machine learning, AI, data science, data analytics, statistics, or related technical fields
  • Strong passion for research and for answering hard questions with research
  • Passion for applied ML and the Pinterest product
Applications open in September 2022

We’re looking for Data Science interns and university grads to help us build and scale Pinterest’s approach to experimentation so we can accelerate innovation on our product. You’ll apply quantitative analysis, statistical techniques and data mining skills to understand the limitations of running hundreds of simultaneous experiments to help us draw reliable insights with a fraction of the data. Your impact and work will enable us to simplify the interpretation of experiments and scale the number of experiments we run at Pinterest. We offer a 12-week summer internship and university grad program in our San Francisco office.

What we’re looking for:

  • Currently pursuing or completing a MS or PhD in Statistics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Operations Research, Computational Biology, Computational Physics, or another related field.
  • Experience at least one scripting language and proficiency in SQL/Hive (Python, R)
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to tell a complete narrative using data.
  • Ability to connect data analysis to real business problems in order to impact business performance on web scale data is a plus
  • Knowledgeable about the machine learning trade-offs and model evaluation

What you’ll do:

  • Perform deep dive analysis to understand and optimize the key levers of our ads and search ecosystems
  • Design core metrics that serve as the North Stars for team efforts and model trade offs across product areas
  • Explore alternative experimentation techniques to help internal teams evaluate their ideas faster
  • Apply statistics, modeling, and/or ML to improve the efficiency of systems and relevance algorithms across Search, Home Feed, and Related Pins
  • Work with product managers and engineers to design data products and debug A/B experiments

At Pinterest, we’re organically growing our team and product, and part of that growth includes infusing our team with Pinterns. We operate with a lean growth and field sales teams focused on optimization and driving results for our advertisers. As a sales intern at Pinterest, you’ll work on impactful projects alongside current Pinployees, while also learning about all aspects of a growing online ads business. We offer a 12 week summer internship program during the academic year in our three major sales office hubs: San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.

What we’re looking for:

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marketing, Business, Analytics, Mathematics (or similar field)
  • Analytical skills that can be applied to campaign performance or optimization recommendations. Experience in Excel, SQL and Tableau helpful
  • Excellent presentation, communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience with PowerPoint and/or Google Slides required
  • Non-academic experience (e.g. personal projects, volunteer experience, conference participation, etc.)
  • A curious nature with a desire t