Tackle data science challenges as an Alan Turing Institute intern this summer

PhD students studying at a UK university are invited to apply for a 12-week summer internship based at The Alan Turing Institute in London.

Interns will have the opportunity to analyse data and solve problems, share knowledge and build networks in a vibrant data science community bridging both academia and industry.

Students can apply to work on one of nine projects which each employ data science techniques to tackle an industry or societal problem: for example, new task based search systems, renewable energy modelling and forecasting, exploiting mobile data sources for mental health monitoring and an exciting project to develop a web based interactive visualisation about London, with the aim to raise public interest in statistics and data science.

Project partners include Shell, Siemens, National Grid and the projects are highly-focused with potential for real world applications, offering a unique opportunity to work in an environment driven by industry impact, as well as research excellence.

Interns will have regular interaction with a project supervisor during their 12-week stay and are invited to take part in a range of Turing activities, including lectures, seminars and workshops. The Alan Turing Institute Internships are full-time, paid positions.

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Last year’s inaugural group of intern take a visit to Microsoft in Cambridge.

Why Intern at The Alan Turing Institute

Research excellence

We want to be the best. Research excellence is the foundation of the Institute: the sharpest minds from the data science community investigating the hardest questions. We work with integrity and dedication.

Driving impact

Our researchers collaborate across disciplines to generate impact, both through theoretical development and application to real-world problems. We are fueled by the desire to innovate and add value.

Pioneering a new science

Data science will change the world. We are pioneers; training the next generation of data science leaders, shaping the public conversation, and pushing the boundaries of this new science for the public good.

The Turing has cross-disciplinarity at its core; we bring researchers in mathematics and theoretical computer science, statistics and machine learning, algorithms for data analytics and distributed computing, computational social science and data ethics, and industry partners, to work together in an open and collaborative environment under a shared goal to generate world-class research in data science for societal impact and application.

Last year’s inaugural group of interns went on to successfully contribute to a range of projects which included analysing data sets to improve youth mental health, devising innovative finance for social good in the data economy and one went on to contribute to the research project that showed the correlation between weather and arthritis. Read more here.

For further details about the Turing’s internship programme, including eligibility criteria: see 2017 Internship Programme.

The Alan Turing Institute is based at the British Library in London (some projects will take place off-site).

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 22 February 2017.