Data Science Intern

Abt Associates
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Job Description


Abt Associates seeks bright, talented, and intellectually curious students to add to our talent pipeline. As a paid data science intern in the Data Science, Surveys and Enabling Technologies (DSET) Division, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience while being exposed to challenging projects and learning from some of the top experts in the field. Interns will be exposed to a depth and breadth of expertise and knowledge through events and programs throughout the summer. Our summer internship program consists of a robust and structured curriculum that encompasses professional development opportunities, and a mentorship program. At this time we anticipate our internships will be remote, and candidates can be located anywhere in the United States.

The Summer Internship Program at Abt Associates is 10 weeks. beginning June 5, 2023, through August 11, 2023. Interns must be able to work full time (40 hours per week) for the duration of the program.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Perform data management tasks such as data cleaning, merging/joining data files, and imputing missing data.
  • Derive descriptive statistics to characterize distributions of a data set.
  • Create additional features through feature engineering and identify important features through feature selection.
  • Make predictions from training sets using machine learning and/or natural language processing tools
  • Utilize web scrapers to download data from online sources.

Department / Division Qualifications

  • Candidate is currently enrolled in a graduate level degree program
  • Academic or work experience in computer science, data science, information science, or a quantitative social science field.
  • Programming skills in Python or R
  • Prior experience using machine learning and/or natural language processing packages for analysis

Program Minimum Qualifications

  • Has completed at least two years of college coursework
  • Has excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Is available to work full-time throughout the 10-week internship
  • Is eligible to work in the United States
  • Transitioning military are encouraged to apply

Company Info.

Abt Associates

Abt Associates is a global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation; driving innovation and measurable impact for more than 50 years. What sets us apart is our evidence-based and multi-disciplinary approach to solving tough challenges in health, social and environmental policy and international development.

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