Join the College of LAS and Discovery Partners Institute for a semester-long data science internship in Chicago.
The Data Science Scholars program is designed for current LAS students who would like to:
- Advance their knowledge within data science, including Python programming for data management, machine learning, statistics, and visualization
- Participate in professional development experiences while advancing data manipulation-visualization skills
- Network with employers and alumni while enjoying life experiences in Chicago
Students who have completed STAT 200 DS or STAT 200 and STAT 107 (or are enrolled for Spring 2021 term) are eligible to apply. Program participants in Fall 2021 will complete STAT/CS 307 (Modeling and Learning in Data Science) and a professional development course that includes employer visits and networking events with alumni in the Chicago area. Participants will complete full-time enrollment status by choosing from online UIUC offerings and possibly in-person courses at UIC. Exact offerings are still to be determined and may be limited.
The internships are paid, 20 hours/week experiences. Students accepted for the program will have an opportunity to meet with potential employers in March. After a networking event with employers, students and employers will complete a preference ranking process in order to to match students to internships. Please note: not all candidates will be matched with participating employers.
Available internships and responsibilities
The following are provided as examples of potential internships available, responsibilities expected, and skills developed. It is not a conclusive list, and opportunities may expand past what is listed.