February 16, 2023

A limited number of Research Internships are available at Instacart (remote work) in the areas of machine learning and natural language processing, and related fields. Topics of interest include but are not limited to, large language models, optimization, robustness, and applications in e-commerce. We seek motivated and enthusiastic candidates with a solid research agenda and a demonstrated ability to generate new ideas and innovate.

The candidates will have an opportunity to work closely with researchers at Instacart, and will have access to Instacart’s computing infrastructure. The goal will be to produce high-quality research as well as significant product impact. The candidates will also be encouraged to publish their findings in top conferences/journals in their area of expertise.

Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program; have an established research record, e.g., in the form of one or more strong publications at premier venues in machine learning, NLP, and related fields; be able to implement and test a prototype of their ideas; experience with Python and a neural network library (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch) strongly preferred.

The Research Internship can start any time and will last three months to one year. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) and contact information of two references who can comment on the applicant’s research potential, one of whom should be the dissertation advisor, to haixun.wang@instacart.com. As the intern slots are limited, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.