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  • Research Internship

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Numenta is unable to consider internship applications from international applicants unless they currently enrolled in a US University, are US Citizens, or hold a Green Card or are NAFTA (Mexican or Canadian) citizens.

    The Research Group at Numenta is looking for outstanding PhD students or other research scientists for internship opportunities during the Fall - Winter 2016/2017 time frame (note that we have filled our Summer 2016 positions and are no longer accepting applications for this time period). We are looking for candidates with expertise in Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience and/or Natural Language Processing. Preference given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: sequence learning, natural language processing, neuron modeling, and computational models of cortex.

    The commitment is for 3 to 4 months full time (longer appointments up to one year may be possible). Numenta's research interns will get exposure to all aspects of Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) learning algorithms, participate in leading edge research in computational neuroscience, and get full clearance to publish their work.

    What you can expect to learn and how you might contribute

    • The challenges of designing and implementing detailed models of cortical function that can be applied to real-world problems

    • Gain experience solving hard problems in domains such as natural language processing, streaming analytics, and/or sensorimotor inference

    • Participate in designing functional models of Layers 2/3, 4, 5, and 6, thalamocortical circuits, feedback circuits, and sensorimotor processing

    • Learn how to contribute to a top open source project, and improve your software engineering skills

    • Obtain a detailed understanding of Hierarchical Temporal Memory

    Desired qualifications

    • Currently enrolled in a MS or PhD program, or a recent graduate, or equivalent research experience

    • Strong research background in machine learning or machine intelligence

    • Strong research background in computational neuroscience

    • Excellent algorithmic problem solving skills, and the ability to implement solutions in Python, C/C++, Java, etc.

    • Established track record of publications in leading peer reviewed conferences and journals

    • Working knowledge of HTM algorithms a plus

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work in a team oriented environment

    • A belief that the best way to build intelligent machines is to understand the cortex

    How To Apply – Research Internship

    Qualified applicants should send the following:

    • Cover letter describing their specific interest in Numenta.

    • Resume, including list of relevant course work.

    • Period of the internship (typically 3 to 4 months fulltime.)

    • Please email resume and cover letter to interns@numenta.com. Numenta is an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity.

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  • Internship Program

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Numenta is unable to consider internship applications from international students unless they are currently enrolled in a US University, are US Citizens, or hold a Green Card.

    We have filled our technical intern positions for Summer 2016, and are no longer accepting applications. We do have one open intern position for Fall-Winter 2016, so you can submit an application if this time period is of interest. We will start accepting applications for Summer 2017 on October 1, 2016.

    Numenta's technical interns will get exposure to all aspects of HTM learning algorithms and our streaming analytics platform. The commitment is for 3 to 4 months, full time. We have internship positions in the following areas:

    Algorithms Internships

    What you can expect to learn:

    • The challenges of deploying complex machine learning algorithms in a production environment

    • Deep understanding of our open source machine learning algorithms

    Desired qualifications:

    • Experience with machine learning or pattern recognition algorithms

    • Strong experience with conducting machine learning experiments. This includes writing and evaluating machine learning algorithms

    • Excellent programming skills in either Python (preferred), Java or C++

    • Enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies in CS, EE or related disciplines

    • Preference given to candidates who have working knowledge of NuPIC or have contributed to the NuPIC community

    • Experience with data analytics

    Software Engineering Internships

    Our innovative real time streaming data prediction service runs locally and in the cloud, and includes both web and mobile applications. A developer API allows customers to integrate the service directly into their business.

    There are many interesting problems related to data analytics, visualization, architecting web based API's, and running complex algorithms reliably and quickly. As a Software Engineering intern, you will be exposed to all of these exciting areas.

    What you can expect to learn:

    • Improved understanding of data science

    • Improved understanding of modern software engineering practices

    • Working with professional development teams and experienced industry veterans

    Desired qualifications:

    • Excellent programming skills in at least one language, preferably Java, iPython or C++

    • Enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies in CS, EE or related disciplines

    • Experience with the latest web development technologies (HTML 5, JavaScript, CSS 3, JSON, REST, etc.)

    • Good understanding of cloud systems

    • Experience with machine learning or data analytics

    • Experience with NuPIC

    How to Apply

    Qualified applicants should send the following:

    • Cover letter describing their specific interest in Numenta. Please include any relevant experience with NuPIC.

    • Resume, including list of relevant course work.

    • Period of the internship (e.g.: summer, January-March, etc.)

    • Which area of internship you would like to be considered for.

    Please email resume and cover letter to interns@numenta.com. Numenta is an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity.

    Apply Now