Machine Learning Internship
Knewton - New York, NY

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Knewton is revolutionizing the practice of education with the world ’s most powerful adaptive learning engine. We are a startup rich in eclectic personalities, are ridiculously dedicated and are unified around a passion for democratizing education. We have also been recognized as a Technology Pioneer from the World Economic Forum in Davos and one of the top 25 best places to work by Crain ’s New York Business. We°re looking for machine learning interns to help build an innovative online education system that adapts to each individual student.

You will join a world-class team of data scientists and engineers who are pushing the boundaries of machine learning. Interns will get to work with a mountain of data and an exciting array of projects. Knewton actively adopts and contributes to open source data science technologies such as Hadoop, Cassandra, Storm, HBase, and SciPy, and interns will be encouraged to interact with these communities. Machine learning interns will also be joining a stellar group of interns.

Interns get to learn about the business side of the company as well, and listen to speakers from across the tech world. Past speakers include Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Mitch Kapor, and many others (Here°s a picture of Thiel at our office). During previous summers our office sported two NYC Turing Fellows and students from the top undergraduate and graduate programs. Here are some of the things we°re looking for in our interns: Passion and enthusiasm for building scalable systems that analyze huge data sets and make actionable recommendations Coursework in machine learning, statistics, and advanced mathematics Familiarity with JAVA or Python and a statistical programming language (R, Matlab) Familiarity with some of following technologies: collaborative filtering, decision trees (and automatic tree generation), Bayesian methods, clustering techniques (principal components analysis, k-means, etc.), probabilistic graphical models, neural networks, and support vector machines Bonus if you have actually implemented a data mining or machine learning system in a side project or other work experience.

All interns get huge monitors, Macs (here°s a typical setup for an intern at Knewton) a kitchen filled with your favorite treats, flexible hours, frequent guest speakers, and a chance to do meaningful work that will have a real impact on the world. All internships at Knewton are paid, and we will help you find housing close to our office near Union Square.