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2024 Applied Scientist Internship



Oct 27

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Data
    Software Engineering
  • Edinburgh

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  • Enrollment in a PhD or Master's program in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Engineering, Operations Research, or Statistics. Experience in programming languages such as Python, Java, or C++. Preferred qualifications include publications in top-tier conferences, experience with experimental design and statistical analysis, and problem-solving skills utilizing machine learning and statistical algorithms. Familiarity with computer science undergraduate curriculum and technical fluency are also desired. Strong critical thinking, communication, and knowledge of Accessibility are valued. Previous corporate work experience is not necessary.
  • The Applied Science Intern will design and develop end-to-end systems, write technical papers and roadmaps, drive production projects, collaborate with scientists and interns, and create innovative solutions at Amazon.


  • Enrolled in a PhD or Master's degree in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Engineering, Operations Research, Statistics or related fields
  • Experience in any programming language such as Python, Java, C++, or similar scripting and programming languages
  • Preferred qualifications:
  • Publications at top-tier peer-reviewed conferences or journals
  • Experience in design of experiments and statistical analysis
  • Experience implementing algorithms using toolkits and self-developed code
  • Experience in solving business problems through machine learning, data mining and statistical algorithms
  • Familiar with the core undergraduate curriculum of computer science
  • Technical fluency; comfort understanding and discussing architectural concepts and algorithms, schedule trade-offs and new opportunities with technical team members
  • Excellent critical thinking skills, combined with the ability to present your beliefs clearly and compellingly in both verbal and written form
  • Amazon values knowledge of Accessibility in relation to its products, devices, services, websites or environments, so as to be usable by people with disabilities
  • Previous corporate work experience is not required


  • As an Applied Science Intern, you will own the design and development of end-to-end systems. You’ll have the opportunity to write technical white papers, create technical roadmaps and drive production level projects that will support Amazon Science. You will work closely with Amazon scientists, and other science interns to develop solutions and deploy them into production. You will have the opportunity to design new algorithms, models, or other technical solutions whilst experiencing Amazon’s customer focused culture. The ideal scientist must have the ability to work with diverse groups of people and cross-functional teams to solve complex business problems.

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Mission & Purpose

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. We are driven by the excitement of building technologies, inventing products, and providing services that change lives. We embrace new ways of doing things, make decisions quickly, and are not afraid to fail. We have the scope and capabilities of a large company, and the spirit and heart of a small one. Together, Amazonians research and develop new technologies from Amazon Web Services to Alexa on behalf of our customers: shoppers, sellers, content creators, and developers around the world. Our mission is to be Earth's most customer-centric company. Our actions, goals, projects, programs, and inventions begin and end with the customer top of mind. You'll also hear us say that at Amazon, it's always "Day 1."​ What do we mean? That our approach remains the same as it was on Amazon's very first day - to make smart, fast decisions, stay nimble, invent, and focus on delighting our customers.