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Graduate Intern - Optimization (Spring, 2025)

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Software Engineering
  • Atlanta

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  • You need a degree in relevant fields, one year of graduate coursework, experience solving complex problems, knowledge of optimization techniques and programming languages, excellent communication skills, commitment to safety and diversity, and authorization to work in the US.
  • You will build data sets, leverage tech to disseminate data efficiently, design and implement optimization products, interface with business leaders, and prioritize safety in a fast-paced environment.


  • BA/BS in Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field
  • Minimum of one year of graduate coursework completed MA/MS/PhD
  • Proven success in solving complex quantitative problems
  • Working knowledge in one or more optimization techniques (LP, MILP, QCP, MIQP, CP, and/or heuristics)
  • Proficiency in Python, C++ or other programming languages (Python preferred)
  • Strong written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Consistently prioritizes safety and security of self, others, and personal data.
  • Embraces diverse people, thinking, and styles.
  • Possesses a high school diploma, GED, or high school equivalency.
  • Is at least 18 years of age and has authorization to work in the United States.


  • Build complex data sets from multiple data sources, both internally and externally
  • Leverage emerging technologies and identify efficient and meaningful ways to disseminate and synthesize data to satisfy business’ needs
  • Design, develop, implement, and calibrate optimization products
  • Interface with business unit leaders to develop and maintain internal customer relationships
  • Practice safety-conscious environment resulting in employee safety and well-being


What educational background is required for this graduate intern position?

The ideal candidate should have a BA/BS in Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field, as well as at least one year of completed graduate coursework for MA/MS/PhD.

What technical skills are necessary for this position?

The candidate should have working knowledge in optimization techniques such as LP, MILP, QCP, MIQP, CP, and/or heuristics, as well as proficiency in programming languages such as Python, C++, or others (Python preferred).

What are the primary functions of this internship role?

The primary functions include building complex data sets, leveraging emerging technologies for data synthesis, designing and implementing optimization products, maintaining customer relationships, and prioritizing safety in the work environment.

What type of communication skills are required for this role?

The candidate should have strong written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with business unit leaders and team members.

Are there any age or authorization requirements for this position?

The candidate should be at least 18 years of age and have authorization to work in the United States.

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