2022 Data Science Modeler PhD Internship at Discover
At Discover, you will never stop learning. We are looking for people driven by purpose, who want to help us change the game in financial services. We were founded in 1986, and now have over 16,000 employees. Together we are dedicated to helping people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more for a brighter financial future.
By joining us, you will be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. We are as focused on our employees as we are on our customers – and we have been consistently awarded for both. Be the reason we help millions of people build a brighter financial future, and achieve yours along the way.Job Description
Discover your brighter future by joining one of the fastest growing direct banking companies in the country. Discover’s Emerging Talent Programs offer unique opportunities to launch your professional career in an environment that is structured to support your individual growth, while also helping you build an extensive network to expand your business knowledge and career options. As part of our Emerging Talent Leadership and Internship Programs, you can be part of building and innovating the products and services that help our millions of consumers build their brighter financial futures. At Discover we know our people are the key to our success, and our Emerging Talent Programs provide structure and support while immersing you in the business with a focus on solving real business challenges. Be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign.
Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers, and which is consistently awarded for both. We are all about people and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.
Discover's Data Science Modeler (PhD) Internship Program offers exciting 9 week paid internship opportunities for highly motivated individuals who are interested in exploring a host of disciplines within Discover. Participants will work on challenging initiatives in a sought after work environment and culture. Individuals selected will be matched to projects across the enterprise, in the many different business areas/disciplines within Discover business units, including Consumer Banking, Corporate Risk Management, Credit Operations, Payments Network, and US Cards. They will be challenged to exercise and expand their critical thinking and problem solving skills, working alongside proven leaders on projects and strategic initiatives aligned with Discover's high-priority goals.
Participants can expect:
9 week paid internship aimed at aligning personal talents with business initiatives
Challenging and impactful work assignments that support Discover’s strategic priorities and objectives
Opportunities to work on complex, cross-functional projects and process improvement initiatives
A team of resources to assist with training and career development, including dedicated program managers, experienced performance managers and knowledgeable mentors
Real time and consistent feedback
Interaction with the key stakeholders and senior leadership through both projects and program events
Enhance their abilities to lead projects, make decisions, problem solve and think creatively
Group activities, including networking events and volunteer activities
Opportunities to establish lasting career connections with fellow interns
A housing stipend for the summer
What You’ll Do
As a Data Science Modeler, you will be:
Responsible for development of predictive models to support Discover business partners.
Designing and developing models utilizing Machine learning and other algorithms.
Presenting the results of mathematical modeling and data analysis to management or other end users.
How You’ll Do It
Researches and leverages state of the art modeling techniques; participates in modeling innovation
Leverages extensive, deep technical knowledge and leadership skills to drive the development of data science solutions and implements data-driven recommendations and outcomes.
Maintains a high level of competency in statistical and analytical principles, tools and techniques, and supports the advancement of the "best-in-class" analytical capabilities to unlock new capabilities and performance, and quickly adapts to modern modeling technique. Demonstrated knowledge in analytical tools.
Must be pursuing a PhD Degree in analytics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, economics, or related field,
Current enrollment in an accredited College or University
Must have a graduation date between December 2022 - June 2023
A minimum of a 3.0 GPA on 4.0 grade point average scale, in major field of study
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to translate ideas into clear priorities
High energy and intellectual curiosity
Strong analytical skills and a consultative approach to addressing customer needs
Strong business acumen, knowledge of financial industry, risk management, and business metrics
Proficiency in SQL, Python, R,
Proficiency in visual data management, i.e. Excel, Tableau
Demonstrated ability to solve problems creatively
Ability to apply previous experience and knowledge to new situations and problems
Operates as a team player
What are you waiting for? Apply today!
The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.