Research Science Intern

Apply Now
  • Experience

    2-4 year
  • Salary

  • Location

    Washington, USA
  • Job Function

    Software Engineer
  • Industry

    Information Technology
  • Qualification

    Degree in Computer Engineering, Degree in Computer Science, Degree in Data Science, Degree in Machine Learning, Degree in Mathematics, Degree in Statistics

Key Skills

Python Programming, Scala Programming, C++, Java Programming, Machine learning techniques, Data science techniques, SQL, Apache Hadoop, MapReduce, TensorFlow, PyTorch, R Programming, C Programming,

Job Description

Launched in 2011, Twitch is a global community that comes together each day to create multiplayer entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable experiences created by the interactions of millions. We bring the joy of co-op to everything, from casual gaming to world-class esports to anime marathons, music, and art streams. Twitch also hosts TwitchCon, where we bring everyone together to celebrate, learn, and grow their personal interests and passions. We’re always live at Twitch. Stay up to date on all things Twitch on Linkedin, Twitter and on our Blog.

About the Role:

The Community team is looking for an experienced research science intern to help build and define the future for products that enable streamers to build engaged, healthy communities on Twitch. As part of our team you’ll move quickly to ship community health features that have high visibility, impact, and potential to delight our users. You’ll contribute directly to the design and evaluation of user-facing data-powered products that support the health and safety of communities on Twitch, shaping the experience for millions of viewers as they participate in billions of interactions.

Our team seeks an outstanding student engaged in an active program of academic research, with a track record of publishing high-quality work on topics related to online communities, content moderation, and community governance. We prize creative problem-solvers with the ability to generate and test hypotheses quickly in order to build our understanding of how to create product experiences that Twitch viewers will love.

You’ll find a Requirements section below. If you meet all of these then we encourage you to apply. If you meet most of them but think this role sounds like something you’d be great at, we encourage you to apply. We are passionate about building the future of community-driven entertainment, and we’re eager to find a research science intern who wants to play an active role in shaping the products that makes this vision a reality.

You Will:

  • Drive knowledge of how to delight Twitch viewers through ownership of research projects, from data collection to model development, estimation, and validation.
  • Work with a diverse product team of technical and non-technical stakeholders to identify and answer research questions at the right level of detail
  • Collaborate with analysts, scientists, and engineers to develop reliable and reproducible analyses at scale
  • Deliver well-documented datasets, tools, and reports to key technical and business stakeholders


    You Have:

  • PhD-level training (currently enrolled) in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, Statistics, Organizational Psychology,
  • Track record of publications in top-tier venues relevant to Community interaction on Twitch (e.g. CHI, CSCW, ICWSM, IMX, CHI PLAY, GROUP)
  • Fluency in data analysis fundamentals: data manipulation in R or Python, SQL, and statistics.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills on quantitative topics.
  • Keen judgment for balancing research depth and pacing.


    Bonus Points:

  • Facility with NLP techniques (e.g. topic modeling, sentiment analysis), particularly in short, unstructured text domains.
  • Prior experience with building scalable machine learning or statistical systems in production.
  • Familiarity with Twitch and eagerness to help millions of content creators build thriving communities.


  • Housing & competitive stipend provided
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
  • Free Snacks & Beverages
  • Flexible PTO

    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Company Info.


Twitch is a one-of-a-kind collision of subcultures, games, communities, and streamers co-creating content around everything they’re into. This is more than just watching; this is multiplayer entertainment — unique, live, unpredictable, never-to-be-repeated experiences created by the interactions of many. Twitch brings the joy of co-op to everything gamers love, from anime marathons to esports competitions and more.

  • Industry
    Information Technology
  • No. of Employees
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Website
  • Jobs Posted

Get Similar Jobs In Your Inbox

Twitch is currently hiring Software Engineer Jobs in Washington, USA with average base salary of $100,000-$140,000 per year.

Similar Jobs View More