Algorithm Engineer Intern (Platform Governance) - 2023

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Why Join Us

At TikTok, our people are humble, intelligent, compassionate and creative. We create to inspire - for you, for us, and for more than 1 billion users on our platform. We lead with curiosity and aim for the highest, never shying away from taking calculated risks and embracing ambiguity as it comes. Here, the opportunities are limitless for those who dare to pursue bold ideas that exist just beyond the boundary of possibility. Join us and make impact happen with a career at TikTok.

We are looking for talented individuals to join us for an internship in 2023. Internships at TikTok aim to offer students industry exposure and hands-on experience. Watch your ambitions become reality as your inspiration brings infinite opportunities at TikTok.

Successful candidates must be able to commit to one of the following internship cycles below: -

  • Summer Internship - 08 May 2023 to 28 July 2023 (12 weeks)
  • Off-cycle Internship - Starting 09 January 2023 or 14 August 2023

We will prioritize candidates who are able to commit in either internship period. Please state your availability clearly in your resume (Start date, End date).

Candidates can apply to a maximum of two positions and will be considered for jobs in the order you apply. The application limit is firm and includes all TikTok and its affiliates' jobs globally. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we encourage you to apply early.

About the Team

Platform Governance team will use the most advanced technology to combat various risks/violations in our e-commerce platform, maintain platform security, build a good e-commerce ecosystem, and empower business teams to improve work efficiency.

We pursue the ultimate risk detection capability. The fairness and sustainability of the e-commerce ecosystem, high-quality content and merchandise are areas where we are constantly striving for improvement.


  • Responsible for the identification algorithm of risk/violation/low quality problems of products, shopping cart short video,livestream in overseas e-commerce scenes
  • Responsible for mining and identifying risk/violation/low quality merchants and live streaming creators in overseas e-commerce scenarios
  • Responsible for mining and identifying algorithms for underground industry/fraud in overseas e-commerce scenarios
  • Responsible for the optimization of ultra-large-scale commodity deduping/clustering algorithm in overseas e-commerce scenarios
  • Optimize NLP, visual, multimodal, search, graph and other fundamental algorithms to support business governance


  • Undergraduate, or Postgraduate who is currently pursuing a degree/master in Software Development, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical discipline
  • Solid code skills, with linux environment development capabilities, proficient in Python, Go or C++
  • Solid data structure/algorithm foundation, proficient in machine learning/deep learning theoretical knowledge, and rich practical experience
  • Familiar with natural language processing, computer vision, multimodality, graph algorithm, search algorithm, text/data mining in 1-2 areas
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a passion for challenging issues
  • Good teamwork spirit and strong communication skills
  • Experience in platform governance/risk control/content safety, overseas Internet/e-commerce business experience is preferred
  • Fluent English in listening, speaking, reading and writing is preferred
  • Overseas study/work/life experience is preferred

TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

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Company Info.


TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a short-form video hosting service owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. It hosts a variety of user-submitted videos, from content such as pranks, stunts, tricks, jokes and dance, with durations from 15 seconds to ten minutes.

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