Data Science Intern (Summer 2020)

Washington, DC
About the Role
At the core of our advanced analytics are our research scientists -- designing, implementing, and deploying innovative solutions to a wide range of problems, such as predicting government action, analyzing the impact of regulations, creating networks of relationships, extracting patterns from web content, and modeling user behavior to personalize content relevance. Because we’re always identifying newer and more complex problems, we’re on the lookout for research scientists who thrive in environments catering to applicable analysis by day, and shoot-for-the-moon risk taking by night. You’ll lead the way in all stages of researching and developing insightful and actionable models and analysis, looking into the future and becoming an internal and external expert.

You Will:
- Explore new data sources for integration with current data and new types of analysis
- Design experiments, prototype new types of models, enhance existing ones
- Collaborate with engineering to build out analysis
- Create and collaborate on narratives from the data, including interesting trends, insights for presentation on and off the application

You Have:
- 1-3+ years of practical experience in one or more of the following:
1. Machine Learning: linear models, deep learning, graphical models, bayesian modeling, supervised/unsupervised learning, content personalization
2. Natural Language Processing: applications of ML to NLP, information extraction and retrieval, search, automated content generation, multilingual systems
3. Computational Social Science: policy/legislative/regulatory analysis, comparative politics, financial analysis

About You
You're a computer scientist looking to make an impact, a political scientist with a computational bend, an economist or statistician that yearns for more kinds of data, a machine learning specialist that wants to push the boundaries, or maybe even a physicist or mathematician who's making a transition. In any case, you become uncomfortable when you don’t understand something, and choose to relentlessly seek out solutions rather than ever give up. You’re guided equally by your own intuition and delivering the best results to the customer. You’re comfortable around ambiguity with a high degree of autonomy, and are excited about solving complex, open-ended problems by distilling the complexity as simply as necessary to build solutions that work. Along the way, you’re capable of communicating what you’re thinking to both technical and non-technical audiences, taking in others’ ideas as well as expressing your own. Interested in both theory and application, you’re equally up for creating a novel model, as well as working with product managers or journalists to define impactful problems and engineering teams to productionize it. You’ve built or deployed statistical solutions, especially involving NLP and ML, and are excited about productionizing research to push the bounds of people’s expectations.

Research at FiscalNote
Our Research Team is tasked to dig deep into interesting, complex, and oftentimes noisy data and come up with valuable insights that not only describe the way the world is now, but provide actionable insights to help shape what it will look like in the future.  FiscalNote aims to fundamentally alter the way people and organizations across industries make decisions by leveraging Artificial Intelligence, particularly machine learning and natural language processing, to provide real-time analysis and information that reduces political uncertainty and creates a more transparent legal system. Our platforms collect, maintain, and analyze one of the largest collections of unstructured and structured data relating to policy and governments across countries and levels of government in order to provide our customers with an unprecedented level of automated analysis.
About Us
FiscalNote is a technology-powered global software data and media company that uses powerful machine learning to provide clients with the right policy information and insights, and at the right time so that they can better navigate market risk and uncertainty and maximize new opportunities.

As the premier hub of domestic and global information for more than 5,000 clients worldwide, FiscalNote’s tools, analysis, news, and award-winning journalism delivers context, clarity, and a competitive edge in a rapidly changing world.

FiscalNote values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. FiscalNote is an EEOC employer.

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