Intern – Data Science/ Data Analysis

Internship On Site (Internship) @Preceision Development in Data Science
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  • Post Date : February 18, 2022
  • Apply Before : March 20, 2022

Job Description

Title: Intern – Data Analysis/Data Science

Location and work authorisation: Remote, with preference for India, with current and ongoing work authorisation

Compensation: Competitive

Position: Full-time, with option of flexible working, fixed-term 16+ weeks

Posted on: February 11, 2022

Application deadline: March 31 2022, 6pm IST (applications may be reviewed as they are submitted)

We are looking for a “Data whizz” to contribute to new and ongoing data-related workflows (e.g. data cleaning, data analysis, data modeling, data science/ML, remote sensing analysis, etc.) with the option of contributing to more tech- and data-related projects where required and if desired by the applicant (e.g. data pipelines, dashboards, etc.).

Responsibilities could include (but are not limited to):

  • Prepare research and/or operational data for analysis
  • Conduct data analysis or create predictive models/tools:
  • To improve existing PxD operations/systems/services
  • As part of research projects (e.g. ongoing RCTs, A/B testing, etc)
  • Prototype and conduct feasibility analysis for new services (e.g. remote sensing based advisory)
  • Set up and conduct short term research projects (e.g. A/B testing)
  • Support implementation and/or performance tuning of dashboards (R/Shiny, SQL)
  • Support streamlining and automation of analytics for PxD’s research and product teams

The ideal candidate for this internship placement has many or all of the following:

  • Bachelors or Graduate (ongoing) degree in a quantitative or analytical field (e.g. statistic, economics, data science, engineering, computer science, international development, etc.) or demonstrable knowledge of university-level math and statistics
  • Proficiency in at least one of R, Python, and/or Stata (preferably both Stata and 1+ other)
  • Command of statistics, data analysis, and data visualization
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a fully remote team

Desirable/ one or more of the following:

  • Knowledge of Databases/SQL/etc.
  • Data Science / Machine Learning experience
  • Familiarity with working with Remote Sensing and GIS data (e.g. raster and shapefile data, GEE, geopandas or equivalent, GIS data APIs, ArcGIS/QGIS, etc.)
  • Familiarity with quantitative research methods (A/B tests, RCTs, etc.)
  • Familiarity with one or more of PxD’s program countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
  • Experience working in international development

How to apply:

To apply, please visit the PxD website and use the online application form to submit a CV, a short statement outlining the motivation for applying, and brief responses to the screening questions. The position may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the application deadline of March 31 2022, 6pm IST.

PxD is committed to building an inclusive and diverse organization. We don’t make decisions based on gender, gender identity, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristics that are unrelated to the role. 


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