Research Intern in Work From Home at Yahoo Inc

Date Posted: 11/7/2022

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Job Description

It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of nearly 900 million. Whether you’re looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process trillions of data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business—and the world. Want in?

Research Intern

Yahoo’s DCS Science team is the center of excellence in data mining/applied machine learning in the Ad Data and Common Service organization. We deliver scientific leadership through new technologies powering the company's advertising products across multiple platforms and devices.  We solve critical and challenging problems in targeting, identity graphs, text/image classification, and privacy preserving attribution. Our goal is to use AI/ML to power Yahoo's advertising platforms with more intelligent ad targeting & identity graphs, ad content moderation, ad exchange & supply optimization, ad effectiveness measurement, and ATV products. We are looking for research interns to join us in the summer of 2023 to work together with our talented researchers on challenging projects with both science excellence and business impact. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Collect and conduct statistical analyses on large-scale data sets from production systems to extract insights, and identify problems or areas for improvement.

  • Explore, devise, prototype, and evaluate complex models and algorithms that can be integrated into the advertising platforms to solve real business and product problems.

  • Apply scientific thinking and techniques to improve the performance and effectiveness of our products.

  • Have the opportunity to present your work internally and publish externally.  


Required Skills/Experience

  • Current graduate students in pursuit of Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related area.

  • Strong research experience in one or more of the following areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing,  Computer Vision, Multi-Party Computation.

  • Outstanding academic performance and research ability.

  • Solid programming and implementation skills.

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form ( or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion ( page to learn more.

US Only: Please be aware that Yahoo requires all employees entering a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events) are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  This position will require the successful candidate to obtain and show proof of a vaccination to enter a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events).  Yahoo is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

The compensation for this position ranges from $45,760.00 - $135,200.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program.

Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.

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