Research Scientist Intern, AI Applied Research - Multimodal NLP (PhD)

Research Scientist Intern, AI Applied Research - Multimodal NLP (PhD)
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Meta AI is seeking exceptional interns to join its AI for Reality Labs Language team to work on innovative problems that would power the next generation product and platforms at scale. The problems range from various research domains and require inventing and applying cutting-edge algorithms to help us understand our content and users better, to help provide new AI-powered experiences for AR/Metaverse developers and users, and to help keep our users safe from harm. Our team is looking for candidates with expertise in Natural Language Processing & Multimodality domains, such as NLU, language representation learning, conversational AI, vision-language understanding, multimodal modeling, automatic image captioning, question answering, summarization, reasoning, sentiment analysis, representation learning, responsible AI and integrity. Our teams at Meta AI offer twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) weeks long internships and we have various start dates throughout the year. To learn more about our research, visit
Research Scientist Intern, AI Applied Research - Multimodal NLP (PhD) Responsibilities
  • Develop novel state-of-the-art multimodal NLP algorithms and corresponding systems, leveraging various deep learning techniques
  • Contribute to research that can eventually be applied to Meta products and services and run on billions of media items every day
  • Based on the project, help analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of corresponding deployed algorithms
  • Collaborate with team members, all the way from prototyping in a notebook to potentially deploying at scale
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree in the domain of NLP or related field
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
  • Experience in Python, with other major languages (C++, Java) a plus
  • Research and/or work experience in machine learning, deep learning, and/or NLP
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience with deep learning frameworks
  • Extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches
  • Comfort analyzing high-volume natural language and multimodal data from varying sources
  • Proven track record of achieving results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at workshops or top AI conferences such as ACL, NAACL, EMNLP, COLING, ICLR, NeurIPS or similar
  • Experience communicating complex research in a clear, precise, and actionable manner
  • A strong interest in theoretical and empirical research and for answering hard questions with research
  • Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Ability to stay in touch with the literature of a particular domain and has the ability to reproduce results if needed
  • Prior experience in NLU, language representation learning, conversational AI, vision-language understanding, multimodal modeling, automatic image captioning, question answering, summarization, reasoning, sentiment analysis, representation learning, responsible AI, integrity or related domains
  • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op
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$7,650/month to $10,250/month + benefits

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