Data Science Intern - Summer 2020
The ideal candidate is an unabashed data enthusiast. You enjoy searching the Internet for datasets that you can explore and mashup to tell interesting stories. You view the skills you have at sourcing, collecting, and cleaning data as a means to an end. You probably have developed these skills through a combination of education, work experience and hobbies. If this describes you, we are interested. You will be an integral part of a small, cross-disciplinary team working on highly visible projects that improve performance and grow our product suite.
Help develop algorithms and predictive models to solve critical business problems
Identify new data sources that will improve business intelligence product suite
Establish links across existing data sources and find new, interesting mashups
Work closely with the data science team to identify, design and build appropriate datasets for complex experiments
Coordinate data resource requirements between analytics team and engineering team
Develop tools and libraries that will help analytics team members more efficiently interface with huge amounts of data
Create informative visualizations that intuitively display large amounts of data and/or complex relationships
Work with product managers, engineers, and analytics team members to translate prototypes into production
Students pursuing advanced degrees (Master's / PhD) in a quantitative space (Statistics, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, GIS, etc.)
Proficiency in Python and/or R, particularly for application on large data sets
Coursework or work experience involving data mining, machine learning, building algorithms, applied math and statistics a plus
WHO WE ARE
Valassis Digital is a leading digital marketing intelligence company, providing a best-in-class data management platform and online and offline targeting capabilities that fuels superior display advertising and expanded media offerings, such as in-store campaign solutions, for advertising clients. Through proprietary technology, Valassis Digital creates meaningful marketing and advertising impact for businesses from planning, delivery, and attribution. Valassis Digital taps into meaningful, actionable insights that drive better campaign performance.
Valassis Digital considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. In addition, Valassis Digital will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance with completing the online application process, please contact ValDigital-Recruiting@valassis.com.