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Data Analytics Summer Intern with Locus Analytics

Are you interested in data analytics and up for a REALLY INTERACTIVE and dynamic summer internship in NYC? Then consider this highly competitive opportunity with Midd alumnus Rory Riggs ’75, who created and runs Locus Analytics. We’d love to see a Middlebury student there this summer!

Locus Analytics, a research firm in New York City, studies the network of relationships within the global economy. Locus has developed methods incorporating linguistics, complex systems, and graph theory for analyzing large, unstructured datasets. This methodology is used to model economic interactions at all scales, from small informal enterprises to major technology conglomerates. We have used our proprietary classification system to construct a database that indexes thousands of companies worldwide.

Interns collaborate in small teams, each tasked with projects and assigned a mentor from the Locus team. In previous summers, interns have pursued a wide variety of projects and questions designed around their skill sets. These have included creating standardized profiles of zip codes based on their makeup of economic functions and census data, developing data visualization prototyping tools, and clustering and classification machine learning projects. This is a unique opportunity to help build a project from the beginning — each team is entrusted with planning and executing its own end­-to-­end project strategy from design and implementation to testing and presentation. As a part of this team, you will have the chance to experience what it is like to completely ideate and realize a project and it’s goals and will be a valued and trusted member of our team.

Minimum Requirements

    • Strong quantitative skills
    • Strong ability in at least one general purpose programming language (e.g. Python, C++, Java, etc.)
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences
Locus will cover all visa expenses for international students.
The internship will last approximately 10 weeks beginning in mid-June.
Please direct any questions to apply@locus.co.
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NIST 2019 SURF Program Competition

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program Competition

The SURF Program is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission. Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world’s leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners.

Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the six NIST facilities which are the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), Engineering Laboratory (EL), Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), and Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) (which now includes project in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology). The SURF Program is administered at the Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD locations.

Applications are required to be submitted through USAJOBS.

Note:  Only U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents are eligible to participate in the SURF Program.

The application process has changed. Students can now apply to the 2019 program  without the assistance of their universities.

Potential applicants are also invited to participate in an upcoming webinar scheduled December 19, 2018 or January 10, 2019. Please select the a date for registration information. 

December 19, 2018 at 1:30 PM-2:30 PM (ET)

January 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (ET)

Lots of Positions Open with Epic Games


Contribute to the unrelenting focus on innovation, quality and community that defines them.

At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate employees. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting game engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.
They are hiring for a LOT of internship positions, below is a sampling we thought you might be interested in. Application deadlines are all December 21, 2018.


Vermont Employer Highlight: NRG Systems

NRG Systems designs and manufactures smart technologies for a more sustainable planet. Thirty-five years ago, NRG revolutionized the way wind resource assessment was done. Today, this heritage of innovation continues. The company serves multiple stages of wind and solar energy project development and provide tools for atmospheric remote sensing applications. Its products are found in more than 150 countries. NRG’s goal is to manage a well-run, profitable company where employees feel good about coming to work every day. NRG’s passionate workforce comprises diverse talents and skills and seeks continuous improvement. NRG has been recognized with awards including the Wall Street Journal’s Winning Workplaces and Best Places to Work in Vermont.

Working at NRG Systems

While they are long-standing pioneers in the renewable energy industry, NRG Systems works hard to maintain a start-up spirit that inspires ingenuity, thoughtful risk-taking, and hard work.

They are always looking for people who share their vision for the future to join their team of innovators, problem-solvers, and go-getters.

Summer Internships

NRG offers summer employment opportunities as well as occasional openings during the academic year. Many students have worked at NRG and gained excellent skills and knowledge. It is a very competitive process, so they encourage you to be flexible and willing to take on diverse tasks. Summer positions are typically based on department needs. They encourage you to become familiar with their company through their website. They typically review resumes from February to April.

If you are interested in applying for a summer job, please send a cover letter and resume to: recruit@nrgsystems.com

Data Science Fellowship at Institute for Defense Analyses

Application deadline January 31st.

The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a not-for-profit corporation that operates three Federally Funded Research Centers (FFRDCs). IDA’s Systems and Analyses Center is located in Alexandria, Virginia and is comprised of eight research divisions providing objective analyses of national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise, and conducts related research on other national challenges.

The IDA Data Science Fellowship provides recent graduates a unique opportunity to develop and apply data science skills to important issues in national security. Data Science Fellows will investigate the ways newly available ‘big data’ methodologies contribute to national security and gain experience developing advanced data science tools. They will use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on challenging real-world national security issues. In a collaborative team environment, perform data manipulation and statistical, econometric, predictive, descriptive, and other quantitative analyses to answer national security-related research questions. Fellows should expect to learn while creatively contributing to interdisciplinary project teams.

Fellows will have an opportunity to work research questions in areas such as:
  • Appraisal of current DoD investments in a broad range of areas: from human factors to autonomous systems, from materials science to nuclear weapons effects, from social behaviors to quantum computing;
  • Analyze and research questions on DoD personnel, military readiness and efficacy, and organizational efficiency topics;
  • Assessment of federal agency information and computing architectures that support data science applications (i.e., large, distributed data sets and computational assets);
  • Application of data exploration, text analytics, forecasting, statistical inference, simulation to areas of military personnel, manpower, and acquisition of DOD weapon systems.
Over the course of the three-year program, fellowship experiences will include:
  • Involvement in workshops and discussions on relevant topics
  • Mentorship from members of the IDA research staff
  • Training on specific analytical methods and tools
  • Attendance and presentation at select professional society meetings

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Wayfair Data Analytics Analyst WT 2019 or Summer 2019

Wayfair Analytics is the engine that powers an enterprise obsessed with data. We move fast, iterating quickly on big business problems. We work smart, applying technology to accelerate unlocking insights and providing outsized value to our customers. We swing big, knowing our customers won’t benefit from micro optimizations. We treat data as a resource; making information globally accessible and eliminating silos. If you want to join a team with these traits in their DNA, read on.

Each Data Analyst is aligned with one or more groups, such as Marketing, Logistics, Finance, or Customer Service and partners with those teams to help them achieve their goals. Whether you’re measuring site performance, analyzing customer behavior and trends, data mining, or optimizing SQL queries, you will be working with cutting edge technology and multi-terabyte data sets.

At their core, Data Analysts at Wayfair are strong in quantitative analysis, enjoy SQL coding but also want to balance that with their interest in business. They think critically to tackle complex challenges, thrive in a fast-paced environment and are seeking a high-growth opportunity where they will have an immediate impact on day one.

Ideal Candidate:  An aspiring Data Analyst with a quantitative background who has a strong desire to make an impact on business decisions with data. You appreciate the power of a data-driven environment and predictive analytics!

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Summer 2019 Internship – Actuarial at National Life Group

Application deadline 12/3.

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors – check this out!

National Life Group’s Summer Internship Program exposes currently matriculating students to a variety of critical business assignments. We provide real-world work experience by partnering our interns with strong leaders and mentors. The program starts May 27th.

Highlights of the program:
  • Lunch-and-Learn Series—6 business classes delivered by company leaders including: DISC – Understanding Work Styles
  • Business Etiquette
  • Generation Diversity
  • Formal orientation and on-boarding
  • Intern Reception and Outing
  • Scholarship Award to Outstanding Intern of the year
  • Cross-Departmental Group project focused on an enterprise-wide solution
Area of Focus:
Work in a collaborative environment with the actuarial community to develop skills consistent with entry level actuarial staff in one of the 3 company actuarial areas.