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Data Science Intern

Change Research, a Public Benefit Company

Title: Data Science Intern

Status: Full-time Intern 

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Salary: Hourly or stipend

You are committed to giving back to your community, fighting for what you believe in, and making impactful choices in your everyday life. You wish your career could reflect your commitment to civic engagement, but you’re not sure if there are really jobs that equally value social impact, tech innovation, and business success. There are.

In 2017, we figured out a new way to quickly, affordably, and accurately measure public opinion online. We use this technology to guide forward-thinking candidates and causes and create winning strategies with them. 

 

Change Research is innovating to solve critically-important problems at the intersection of data, social science, and politics. And in doing this, we hope to make our democracy better.

 

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to our values. We invite folks with different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer. Join us.

About the Internship:

As an intern on the data science team, you’d be involved in all aspects of our analytics, quantitative research, model development, and data pipeline. On any given day, you might be working with our staff to build a model to find swing voters, cleaning data for our political team’s analysis, or querying our database to understand a data pattern.

About You:

  • Some internship or class experience with Python, R, SQL, or similar languages

  • Pursuing a degree with strong training in math and statistics, and with some class or internship experience with statistics, machine learning, or econometrics.

  • Humility and openness to a variety of tasks. We work smart, but sometimes you have to work long, tiresome hours on unexpected things -- all in the pursuit of bettering our Democracy.

  • A passion for politics. An appreciation of political satire is required.

  • A strong attention to detail and the ability to think strategically and creatively

Compensation and work environment:  

We offer a workplace that is both casual and professional, and a culture that is committed to learning, fun, and excellence. Our internship is full-time and paid hourly or through a stipend, and interns are eligible for overtime compensation. School credit is also available.

How to apply:  

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@changeresearch.com with the subject line "[Your Name] / Data Science Intern". No phone calls, please.

We encourage all qualified applicants, including women, people of color, gays and lesbians, transgender people, veterans, and people with disabilities.