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Data Science Intern

| Austin
At Civitas Learning, the work our Data Scientists are doing is what makes our products so cutting-edge. Data Scientists find ways to streamline and automate processes, discover and investigate data problems, and coordinate with other teams on deployments and product features. We are looking for extraordinary Data Scientist Interns to join our growing Data Science team. Interns will have the opportunity to investigate challenging problems, work with complex data sets, solve puzzles every day, and work towards a goal of improving our predictive analytics applications designed to help colleges and universities help their students succeed.
Ideal candidates are excited and motivated by the idea of analyzing college student and faculty demographic and behavior data out of a diverse set of systems. Interns should be eager to take a crack at building predictive models, and crave working in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment, where your contributions make a visible impact. This is a 40 hour/week, paid internship.
Responsibilities
  • Contribute to independent summer projects focusing on the use of data and analytics to solve particular business problems.
  • Work collaboratively with software engineers, data engineers, and the product team to develop powerful predictive models that fuel our applications.
  • Manipulate and transform raw tables to extract actionable insights and recommendations to be presented to users.
  • Work with ETL/data warehousing concepts as well as data science algorithms in signal processing, feature engineering, and model building with quality assurance using visual analytics.
  • Report data findings diligently and creatively to internal teams and externally to our partners.
  • Apply an understanding of traditional business intelligence and data warehousing concepts (ETL, data modeling, and reporting).
Requirements
  • In pursuit of an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD degree at a four-year institution in Data Science, Math, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • Deep desire to manipulate and analyze complex, high-volume, highly dimensional data from varying sources.
  • Passion for empirical research and answering hard questions with data and models.
  • Knowledge of statistical concepts such as correlation, linear regression, optimization, and how they can be applied.
  • Exposure to statistical analysis tools/frameworks such as NumPy/SciPy/Pandas/SciKit learn, or SparkML.
  • Expertise in Machine Learning/Cognitive Computing algorithms and techniques would be a bonus.
About you
  • Excellent problem solver with the ability to take initiative.
  • Able to present findings and communicate effectively.
  • Able to work collaboratively across teams and leverage constructive feedback.
  • Naturally curious and skeptical.
*Students not located currently in Austin, TX will be responsible for covering all expenses associated with relocation to Austin. (ie. travel, lodging, transportation, food, etc.)
About Civitas Learning®:
Civitas Learning is a student success company delivering the clearest path to improved higher education outcomes. The company’s Student Success Intelligence Platform leverages each institution’s unique data to find and distribute the strongest signals across the student lifecycle. These signals empower students to make the best possible decisions along their academic pathway. Advisors, faculty, and administrators can personalize support, scale meaningful action, and measure impact to dramatically improve student outcomes.
Today, Civitas Learning is a strategic partner to more than 325 colleges and universities, serving nearly 8 million students. Together with our growing community of partners, Civitas Learning is making the most of the world’s learning data to graduate a million more students per year by 2025.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

We're in the heart of downtown Austin near great restaurants and watering holes. We also love our view of Lady Bird Lake.

What are Civitas Learning Perks + Benefits

Civitas Learning Benefits Overview

Civitas Learning offers medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a 401k plan. We also have a generous flexible, paid time off policy. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Our FSA allows you to utilize pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible medical, dental, and vision expenses. The pre-tax contribution amount for 2018 is up to $2,650.
Disability Insurance
We offer short and long term disability coverage.
Dental Benefits
Keep your teeth clean! Our dental plan covers 100% of the cost of preventative care, including x-rays.
Vision Benefits
Our vision insurance plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams and lenses after a $10 copay. Frames and contact lenses are covered up to $130.
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer comparable health insurance plans and are fully insured. Offering both an HSA (with employer contribution) and an FSA.
Life Insurance
We cover basic life insurance with additional options to purchase individual and dependent plans.
Pet Insurance
We love pets so we offer pet insurance to cover your dog or cat for accidents, illnesses, wellness care and more.
Wellness Programs
We promote healthy habits so we partner with Global Fit to offer various wellness programs and discounts.
Onsite Gym
Our corporate headquarters offers an onsite gym to employees to get their workout on!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We provide employees with a 401(k) option and auto enroll new employees at a 5% contribution.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family is important. Primary caregivers receive 100% of wages for 12 weeks with the option to take an additional 4 weeks unpaid. Secondary caregivers receive 100% of wages for 4 weeks.
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer a flexible work day schedule to all employees, pending their manager's discretion.
Remote Work Program
We allow employees to occasionally work remotely, pending their manager's discretion.
Family Medical Leave
We offer up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year, as well as maintained health benefits, for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
We trust our employees to get their work done and take off time as needed, which is why we offer a paid, open leave vacation policy.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
We offer all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
We offer paid sick days for all employees.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We are here to do great work - jeans and all!
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
We have a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, hot & cold brew coffee, tea, soda, and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
We provide catered lunches on Wednesdays and breakfast on Fridays.
Happy Hours
Parking
Our employees don't worry about where they will park—we cover garage or lot parking. For those who bike or ride to work, we offer a stipend.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to all of the wonderful perks and benefits we offer employees, we also have a diverse culture committee who's sole mission is to work together, with mutual respect of all perspectives, differences, and approaches, in advocacy of the current and future culture at Civitas Learning.

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