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Computational Linguistics Intern - Summer 2017

Who We Are

Networked Insights is transforming the way brands connect with their customers.  Our SaaS analytics platform, Kairos, uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze billions of posts on social media in order to help marketers from the world’s leading brands uncover meaningful insights. Our technology makes it easy for them to identify their target audience, create the best content, invest in the right media, and track their success in real time.

What You’ll Do

As a Computational Linguistics Intern, you will work alongside our Sr. Computational Linguistics Researcher in continuing to grow and refine the Taxonomy library that is used to classify incoming data from Social Media.  This role will be a mixture of Linguistic Analysis and Engineering within a NLP technical environment, and your work will contribute to the development of several new analytics products.  If you are that unique person who is interested in both software programming and formulating linguistic rules for our Machine Learning AI, then this may a great opportunity for you!

What You’ll Need

  • Junior level standing or higher in a Linguistics discipline, with formal training in morphology, syntax, and semantics
  • Project work related to Computational Linguistics and/or Natural Language Processing 
  • Demonstrated programming experience, with strong preference for Python and Java
  • Some experience with various NLP Tasks:
    • Parsing (Constituency and Dependency)
    • Semantic Role Labelling
    • Named Entity Recognition
    • Word Sense Disambiguation
  • Experience utilizing an NLP library - preference for NLTK

What You’ll Get

  • Responsibility and Ownership of meaningful projects - No coffee runs or busy work
  • Mentored by a Computational Linguistics professional working in a cutting edge NLP Machine Learning environment.  
  • See the real world application of Computational Linguistics within a Chicago startup company 
  • Work on a small, tight knit team who have a lot of fun together, especially over the summer 
  • Casual office environment with a lot of free food and drinks
  • Bragging rights to your friends that you spent your summer working with a cool startup

If you are interested and think you can keep up with our team, then we would love to hear from you!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

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