The New York Times

Data Science Intern

Nov 19, 2023

New York City

The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a world-renowned newsroom that sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for. 

About Us

The New York Times is a technology company committed to producing the world’s most reliable and highest quality journalism. Our ability to do so relies on a talented team of expert technologists who help NYT learn from a tremendous abundance of data unique to this company. The Times seeks a Data Scientist Intern for the summer of 2024 to join the Data Science Group applying machine learning methods to meet this challenge, in close collaboration with working partners across the company. 

We implement and execute machine learning research with reliability and reproducibility. We communicate results and impact to newsroom and business stakeholders. Our group turns models into data products, collaborating with engineering teams, and integrates these into processes throughout The Times. 


  • Develop and deploy machine learning solutions to newsroom and business problems.
  • Work with Python, custom machine learning packages, and Google Cloud Platform
  • Communicate the results of your analyses to other members of the organization in a clear  
    and concise fashion.

Basic Qualifications:

  • You are currently pursuing a Master's or Ph.D.
  • You have experience in computer science, applied mathematics, or other quantitative or computational disciplines.
  • You have experience with open source machine learning or statistical analysis tools.
  • You have demonstrated the ability to communicate complex ideas in data science to relevant stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with experimental design
  • You have coding experience, Python
  • You share our commitment to The Times’ mission of delivering the world’s best and most reliable journalism.
  • You are eager to collaborate with both technical and non-technical colleagues in editorial, product management, marketing, and executive leadership groups.
  • You share our desire to join the world’s most important journalism company at a moment in history when the importance of learning from our data is transforming every aspect of the craft and practice of journalism.

About Our Summer Internships

  • The duration is 10 weeks long, starting on June 3, 2024.
  • The rate of pay for this role is $40.00 per hour. 
  • Interns work 35 hours per week.
  • Open to Hybrid and Remote work.


The hourly rate of base pay for this role is:

$40—$40 USD

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 provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws. Individuals seeking an accommodation for the application or interview process should email [email protected]. Emails sent for unrelated issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

The Company will further consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws. 

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