Research Intern, FRL Privacy Research (Phd)

Facebook Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago

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The Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) Research Team brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of AR and VR, which together will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today.

The Facebook Open Research and Transparency (FORT) Team is under FRL. We are looking for a skilled and motivated research intern to join our team.

Successful candidates for this role are expected to advance the frontiers of privacy-preserving technologies and develop state-of-the-art methods for multidisciplinary fields. They will work closely with team mates and cross functional partners to facilitate novel research as well as implement, design, and test privacy methods and related infrastructure.

Our internships are twelve (12), sixteen (16) or twenty four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.

Research Intern, FRL Privacy Research (PhD) Responsibilities

  • Conduct research to advance the state-of-the-art privacy enhancement techniques.

Contribute research that is relevant and can be applied to FRL and other Facebook product development.

Engage and collaborate with the research communities within and outside of FRL Research.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or related fields.

Experience with state-of-the-art practices and methodologies in data security and privacy such as differential privacy, secure multi-party computing, homomorphic encryption, etc.

2+ years of experience working with Python.

Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.

Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op.

Demonstrated software engineer experience via an internship, research/work experience, coding competitions, or PhD papers.

Track record of achieving results, including first-authored publications.


About the Facebook company

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together.

Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

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