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Student Researcher in Foundation Model, Speech & Audio - 2024 Start (PhD) - San Jose

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19d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

San Jose

AI generated summary

  • You must be a PhD student in CS, Linguistics, or related field with deep learning experience, research skills, and conference publications. Expertise in AI models, programming languages, and internship experience is a plus.
  • You will research and develop cutting-edge speech and audio technology for TikTok products, collaborating with global teams to impact billions of users worldwide.

Off-cycle Internship

DataSan Jose


  • We are looking for talented individuals to join us for a Student Researcher opportunity in 2024. Student Researcher opportunities at TikTok aim to offer students industry exposure and hands-on experience. Turn your ambitions into reality as your inspiration brings infinite opportunities at TikTok.
  • The Student Researcher position provides unique opportunities that go beyond the constraints of our standard internship program, allowing for flexibility in duration, time commitment, and location of work.


  • Currently enrolled in a PhD degree in Computer Science, Linguistics, Statistics, or related technical field.
  • Good knowledge of theoretical and empirical research in addressing research problems.
  • Solid knowledge and experience with at least one popular deep learning framework (e.g., PyTorch, TensorFlow) and familiarity with deep neural network architectures.
  • Good presentation and communication skills.
  • Experience in both neural and non-neural, classical machine learning models and algorithms.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduating December 2024 onwards with intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship.
  • Research experience in one or more of the following fields: speech synthesis, audio generation, large language model, computer vision, generative models.
  • Strong first-author publications record in top AI conferences or journals(e.g., NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, ACL, EMNLP, NAACL etc.).
  • Proficient in C / C + +, Python, and shell programming languages, and have a deep understanding of data structure and algorithm design.
  • Internship experience in an AI research organization.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Contribute cutting-edge research to TikTok product evolution (e.g., TikTok, Douyin, CapCut) to impact billions of users worldwide.
  • Work on advanced science and technology in audio processing and generation (e.g., Speech Synthesis, Voice Conversion, Audio Codec Learning, Audio Language Modeling, etc.)
  • Research, model, design, develop and evaluate novel machine learning models and algorithms.
  • Collaborate with globally based researchers and engineering teams in developing machine learning models and algorithms.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Jose