Summer Internship, Data Science Intern (US)

New York, NY /
Students – Students /
/ Remote
We are looking for data science interns to join the band. You will be considered by our Personalization and Financial Engineering teams.

Spotify’s Home team focuses on the personalization of users’ experience of the Spotify Home page. Our team is focused on how to serve users the right content at the right time, while also meeting business objectives. Data Scientists on the team turn large datasets into actionable insights that provide a deep understanding of Spotify users’ behaviors and preferences to influence the product and strategy of Spotify. Prospective interns will discuss goals for the summer at the beginning of the internship, and specific projects will be assigned to help them develop desired proficiencies. You will study user behavior, strategic initiatives, markets, and new features and bring data and insights into every decision we make.

The user fraud team within the Financial Engineering Mission detects users that fraudulently stream content on the platform. You will help us dig into some of these cohorts of users, iterate on our methods to find them and potentially introduce new ways of finding fraudulent users.

Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences audio. 

What you'll do

    • Collaborate with and learn from members of the team across competencies including data science and data engineering
    • Perform deep-dive analysis of users’ behavior and develop our understanding of users’ reactions to the page.  Use insights to develop a coherent story about Home users that can greatly impact the direction of the product’s development. 
    • Participate in all team activities including planning sessions, standups, demos, brainstorming sessions, etc.
    • Contribute to investigations into groups of fraudulent users, efficacy of new detections, etc.
    • Conduct research with the aim of enhancing our detection capabilities.
    • {optional} Work from our office in New York, Boston or another office in the US.

Who you are

    • You are currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Masters in Data Science or related field and have a graduation year date of 2024 or 2025. 
    • You currently have a valid work authorization to work in the country in which this role is based that will extend from June to August 2023
    • You know how to query data with sql and have some coding skills in either python or R.
    • You are experienced with investigating and answering analytical questions using data. You have a basic understanding of statistical concepts such as probability, hypothesis testing, and regression.
    • You are able to communicate about data effectively to varying audiences - experience with visualization tools might help, but are not required.
    • You thrive in and are excited by a highly collaborative environment.
    • You are someone who is excited about engaging with ambiguous and challenging analytical questions.
Our paid summer internships last for 10-13 weeks and start at the beginning of June. The last day to apply is February 14th, 2023 at 10AM EST.

The United States hourly rate for this position is 33.00 USD (Undergraduate First Year & Sophomores), 42.00 USD (Undergraduate Juniors & Seniors), 49.00 USD (Masters) & 58.00 USD (PhD) per hour plus a one time intern stipend of 2,253 USD. This position is overtime eligible. These rates may be modified in the future.

Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.

Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service.