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R&D Engineering Intern at The New York Times, Summer 2022

Job Description

The New York Times is seeking a creative and motivated software engineering intern to join the Research and Development team this Summer. In this role, you will be embedded on a team of engineers, designers, journalists and creative technologists and contribute to the work of one of our research areas. 

This internship is for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, or recent graduates who graduated Summer of 2022.

To Apply: Please include links to a portfolio of related work and a code sample on your resume.

About Our Team: 

Every day, journalists at the New York Times report more than 200 stories from dozens of countries around the world on topics ranging from major international events to the best way to roast a chicken. Those stories are read, listened to and watched by millions of users across our web and mobile products.

The New York Times R&D team explores the near future of news and information by identifying emerging technologies and shifting user behaviors that may influence journalism. Exploration areas include machine learning (like natural language processing and computer vision), spatial computing (like 3D graphics and AR/VR), and media transmission (like capture and transmission of audio, video, or 3D content) for journalism. 

We explore potential scenarios and identify opportunities for taking action, using a mix of strategic forecasting, human-centered design, and speculative prototyping. With these insights, we develop new technical capabilities that can be employed in the service of journalism.

During the Internship, You Will:

  • Have the opportunity to focus on one engineering project for the duration of the internship. Recent R&D intern projects have included exploring new ways to navigate travel content using NLP, building augmented reality story formats, designing the interface for an AI-assisted newsroom tool, and using computer vision to more accurately search The Times’ archives.
  • Join an interdisciplinary team of engineers, designers, journalists and creative technologists.
  • Be matched with a teammate to guide you throughout the Summer.

About You: 
  • You have a portfolio of school and personal projects in topics related to the R&D team’s research areas. 
  • You have hands-on experience with at least one specialized technology relevant to R&D research areas such as: WebGL, gaming engines (Unity, Unreal), or machine learning frameworks (pytorch/Tensorflow/Caffe).
  • You have a solid grasp of basic web development, and know how to deploy apps to the cloud.
  • You enjoy finding creative solutions to technical challenges. 
  • You have an interest in journalism and a desire to build amazing, innovative experiences for our readers.
  • You are entrepreneurial and self-sufficient.
  • You're a curious person — you continually seek out additional knowledge and viewpoints. 
  • You have an enthusiasm for The New York Times and its products/experiences. 

About Our Summer Internships:

The program is 10 weeks long. 

Interning at The New York Times is a unique opportunity to work at a historic and innovative global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information.

You will be helping to power, distribute and expand what is possible for our award-winning journalism.
NYT interns benefit from competitive pay, great perks and influential networking opportunities. 

The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.