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Pinterest Labs Research Intern

 

Pinterest Labs Research Intern

  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Palo Alto, California, United States
  • San Francisco, California, United States
  • Seattle, Washington, United States
  • University > Engineering

PLEASE ONLY APPLY FOR THIS POSITION ONCE. Location preferences are specified within the application. Multiple applications may delay our recruitment process.

About Pinterest:

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. As a Pinterest employee, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping users make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

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 you’ll do:

  • Participate in cutting-edge research in machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Contribute research 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

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

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

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