Spring has officially sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, which means two things right about now: 1) for most schools and students, spring break will be starting within the next few weeks, and 2) summer is right around the corner. Looking for a rewarding way to spend yours? Suggest a topic area you think Wolfram|Alpha should cover—on a subject relevant to a broad audience—and we just might invite you to work on it as a summer intern.
Share your expertise, impressively build your resume, and become the envy of all your friends while playing a direct role in one of the most complex and ambitious software projects of all time, and a major twenty-first century intellectual and technological achievement.
We are now accepting intern proposals for adding new and expanded data of interest in Wolfram|Alpha. Last year’s summer interns learned a lot and and had a good time while working on projects ranging from connected devices, technical product information, and fun curves to order-of-magnitude estimations of everyday objects.
This summer we’d be glad to support a similarly varied range of data. Are you a coffee or tea enthusiast, or perhaps beer and wine is more your thing? Yoga practitioner? Amateur or professional botanist with an interest in leaf shapes? Maybe even a wrestling or martial arts fan? You could be one of our lucky interns! Ideal projects are self-contained topics that would benefit from being made computable, can be implemented in two to three months, and for which trusted data sources can be identified.
On the more scientific end, we’re also looking for interns with a substantial background in cartography to work on expanding support for (geographic) projections. Knowledge of natural language processing (NLP), computational linguistics, or similar domains would also be of interest.
Applicants should be self-directed and able to work independently, with minimal supervision. Some prior Wolfram Language (or similar programming) knowledge is strongly preferred, but we expect you’ll pick up much more during your internship! Interns will be based out of our office headquarters in Champaign, Illinois, but remote completion of some project stages may be negotiable.
Visit the Wolfram careers site to submit your topic proposal and apply for a summer internship today. We look forward to working with you this summer! Interested in educational opportunities with Wolfram Research in Boston? Sign up for the Wolfram Science Summer School, June 29–July 18, or the Mathematica Summer Camp, July 6–18!