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Job Description

What’s the role?

We are looking for Research Scientist Interns to join our team. As a highly visual platform, we are committed to advancing the field of CV by innovating technologies to help match our buyers’ tastes with our seller’s unique inventory. We are seeking individuals passionate in Deep Learning and Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Experience in Diffusion models, Visual Language Models, Image captioning, Style transfer or Natural Language Processing is beneficial.

As the Research Scientist Intern, you will be responsible for making core algorithmic advances and applying these ideas in the dynamic world of E-commerce! At the end of the summer, we will strive to publish innovations at premier conferences such as KDD, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, CVPR, ICCV, WWW, WSDM & SIGIR! Do you find happiness in rapidly prototyping ideas and solving complex problems by adapting creative approaches that affect the experience of millions of users over the world? If so, this could be a great fit.

This is a full-time, temporary position reporting to the Director of Data Science and Machine Learning and the base salary range will be 60.00- 70.00 USD per hour. For this role, we are considering candidates based in U.S. who are either remote, flex, or office-based. Etsy offers different work modes to meet the variety of needs and preferences of our team. Learn more about our flexible work options and vaccination policy here.

What does the day-to-day look like?

  • Contribute to research that can be applied to product development.
  • Develop proof of concepts and tackle problems through creative approaches.
  • Identify baselines, datasets, experiments and metrics for your project.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with Applied Scientists and engineers.
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations. Engage with the academic community by presenting your work and speaking at conferences and events.
  • Of course, this is just a sample of the kinds of work this role will require! You should assume that your role will encompass other tasks, too, and that your job duties and responsibilities may change from time to time at Etsy's discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law.


Qualities that will help you thrive in this role are:

  • Enrolled in a full-time Ph.D degree program in Machine Learning or another related, quantitative field.
  • Experience or curiosity about publishing papers at top-tier conferences.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills. You are familiar with techniques in Machine Learning & Data Mining, in the topics mentioned above.
  • Had some experience in and exposure to Computer Vision through coursework, projects, prior internships, or other work experience
  • Strong technical and programming skills and familiar with relevant technologies and languages (e.g. Python, Java, C++, etc.).
  • Capability to review and write technical papers.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills and you make the engineers around you grow and learn.
  • Trust in and dedication to Etsy’s vision, mission and values.

Additional Information

What's Next

If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please share your resume with us and feel free to include a cover letter if you'd like. As we hope you've seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don't want you to be like everyone else -- we want you to be like you! So tell us what you're all about.

Our Promise

At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace furthers relevance, resilience, and longevity. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If, due to a disability, you need an accommodation during any part of the interview process, please let your recruiter know. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skills.

For U.S. roles only:

Many Etsy roles are open to remote candidates, and you'll be able to identify which ones within the location header of each job description. We're open to remote hires from all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska

Company Info.


Etsy, Inc. is an American e-commerce company focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. These items fall under a wide range of categories, including jewelry, bags, clothing, home décor and furniture, toys, art, as well as craft supplies and tools. All vintage items must be at least 20 years old.

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    Information Technology,E-commerce
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  • Location
    Brooklyn, NY, USA
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