Data Science Intern

Data Science Intern


Job Location:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Level:  Undergraduate Student Employment

Start Date:  Any

Job Title:  Data Science Intern

Job Description:

PSC, a national leader in data-intensive, high-performance computing, is seeking undergraduate interns to collaborate with PSC staff on the development, implementation, and application of software tools techniques relevant to data science, the convergence of high-performance computing (HPC) and Big Data, and various application areas. Projects will relate to advanced systems developed at PSC including Bridges ( and the Data Exacell ( Examples of possible projects include:

  • Configure deep learning environments, apply them to research and/or benchmark problems, and develop related training materials.
  • Analyze different approaches to data analytics on state-of-the-art HPC systems, and potentially tune software configurations to deliver optimal  performance and/or capability.
  • Evaluate the features and performance of database technologies on Bridges, in particular, graph databases and polystore systems.
  • Develop an interactive model illustrating the spread of disease, based on high-impact modeling led by PSC’s Public Health Applications group.
  • Interact with investigators working in any of a variety of data-intensive research fields to develop and implement innovative, effective approaches
Job Requirements: Successful candidates will have the following:

  • Candidates must be pursuing an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree. Examples of relevant majors are computer science, statistics, or any major with a significant computational/programming component.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Linux.
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following: Python, Java, R, Scala, Spark, Hadoop, and/or C/C++.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and creativity.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work in a team environment.
  • Optional: experience with machine learning, data visualization, and/or GPU programming.

Duration:  Summer and academic year if applicable.

Positions Available:   2

Salary Information:   Hourly rate

Work Period: Up to 37.5 hours per week

Student Employment: Undergraduate students

How to Apply:  Submit a short statement to Robin Scibek at in the form of a cover letter to describe why you are qualified for the job and your interests along with a current resume.

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh and provides university, government, and industrial researchers with access to several of the most powerful systems for high-performance computing, communications and data-handling available to scientists and engineers nationwide for unclassified research

Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.