Research Science, PhD – Summer Internship – UK

This isn’t just any internship! Our paid internship program will last for 12 weeks next summer starting in the middle of June, and you’ll get a chance to gain in-depth knowledge of what it’s like to be a Spotify employee.

Our Roles Within Research Science

For the Summer of 2019 we are among others looking for interns in these areas below. 

Research Scientist (Sonalytics)

You´ll join our mission to develop computational methods to understand sound the way humans do, by identifying hidden, semantically meaningful structure in raw audio and music data. During your internship, you’ll help to develop intelligent, efficient and intuitive new ways to search, explore and process music,

You’ll work with Senior Scientists to develop and evaluate machine listening methods and leveraging best practices in building new datasets powering the next generation of machine learning research. By combining machine learning, signal processing, probabilistic modelling and many other fields your work will impact the way the world experiences music, and the way that artists can make a living.

Courses: Master’s or PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering

Skills: Coding (Python, Numpy, Tensorflow, Scipy, Pandas). Experience in one or more of the following fields: machine learning, signal processing, probabilistic modelling, network theory, numerical optimization.

Research Scientist (Tech Research)

We are looking for Research Scientist interns who have applied experience in the field of Machine Learning, Machine Intelligence, User Behavioral Analysis, IR, NLP, and more broadly, AI. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team focused on making every user interaction with Spotify amazing through personalization and discovery, and in the process pushing state of the art and contributing to the wider research community by publishing papers. We work on a broad range of Spotify features – personalized playlists such as Discover Weekly and Daily Mix, the Homepage, Search and other ML systems powering recommendations.

Courses: PhD programme in Computer Science, Data Science, or related areas with a strong computational focus.

Experience: Publications in top tier venues such as WWW, SIGIR, WSDM, RecSys, CHI, KDD, AAAI, ACL, NIPS, ICML, or related, in the following topics: recommendations, user understanding, large scale experimentation or (more broadly) machine learning.

The Intern Gig

This isn’t just any internship! Our paid internship program will last for 12 weeks next summer starting in the middle of June, and you’ll get a chance to gain in-depth knowledge of what it’s like to be a Spotify employee.

For the Program we’re looking for enthusiastic students/recent graduates with a passion for music and an ambition to go far, just like us. You should be at the end of your studies, graduating latest Summer 2020 or recently graduated from your studies.

Make sure attach your CV and Cover letter in English and specify what Intern role you’re interested in, in the application form. We will then match you with the best Intern role based on your interest and skill set.

The deadline to apply is December 3rd, 2018 at 11:59 PM CET. You can expect the following application timeline:

  • Late December, 2018 – Mid January, 2019: Application Review
  • Late January, 2019 – March, 2019: Interviews
  • February, 2019 – April, 2019: Offers given out
  • 10 June, 2019: Intern program start

We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to music.

Psst! If this job is your perfect match and you want some inside tips before you apply, read this blog post by our Head of Talent Acquisition Fredrik Johnsson.

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