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The Summer Internship

At Discord, we offer a personalized experience for interns, and our aim is to offer an experience that mimics what it is like to actually work here. We match qualified interns with projects and groups, based on interests and skill sets and fully embed interns within those groups for the summer. Internships are paid and are a minimum of 12 weeks, targeting a start date in June to accommodate varying school calendars. Conditions permitting, our 2023 summer internships will be remote, with an opportunity to spend a week in the office at some point during the program. (Please limit positions to 1 application per role)

The Team

The Machine Learning Platform team is the foundation that machine learning and data science at Discord rely on to help our users find belonging in a safe and welcoming space. Our aim is to create the best experience throughout the machine learning workflow, from training to serving. We supplement our platform with core and widely applicable datasets and models.

What you'll be doing

  • You will own and complete a project that is relevant to our platform. It will go into production.

  • You will work side-by side with other engineers, gaining experience in collaboration, planning, and engineering best practices.

  • You will learn what it takes to put machine learning into production at scale.

You’ll Thrive In This Role If You Are/Have (Role Requirements)...

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelors (rising Junior or Senior) course of study

  • You have a passion for building software and understanding complex systems.

  • You want to learn to work on a platform team and grow your skills in how to build tools for other engineers.

  • You want exposure to the whole machine learning workflow.

  • You are interested in the MLOps side of machine learning.

Salary of $67/hour*

*Note: Disclosure as required by NYC Pay Transparency Law and CO Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)

Benefits listed below may differ from those available depending on terms of employment

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive medical insurance including Health, Dental and Vision (plus up to $20,000 for gender affirmation procedures)

  • Mental health resources and quarterly wellness stipends

  • 16+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO + use-what-you-need sick days

  • Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits)

  • Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)

  • Volunteer time off

  • A diverse slate of Employee Resource Groups

  • Plus commuter contributions and other perks for office-based employees

About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends and communities come together to hang out and explore their interests — from artists and activists, to study groups, sneakerheads, plant parents, and more. With 150 million monthly users across 19 million active communities, called servers, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord was built without selling ads or user data and instead, offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!

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