Philip Morris International

Data Scientist intern

Job description

Be a part of a revolutionary change!

Times are changing at PMI. We’ve chosen to do something big. The world expects us to act responsibly. And we are doing just that by transforming our business and building our future on one clear purpose – to deliver a smoke-free future.

This transformation will revolutionize every area of our business. The products we sell. Where we sell them. How they’re manufactured and delivered. The way we talk to our customers and engage with society.

It’s the perfect setting place to start your career. As you take your first steps, you’ll have the backing of a multinational business combined with the freedom of a start-up. You’ll bring a positive mindset and fresh perspective to projects that can make a huge difference to so many.

About the team:

The Digital Product Innovation group drives product innovation by exploiting the expertise of the Digital Solutions Product Category Management team. This group supports business teams from ideation to product brief, providing digital leadership and expertise, technology innovation, and de-risking technologies, including rapid prototyping.

Project Description:

This project aims to use natural language processing algorithms to classify and analyze big data from PMI. The project will involve applying both traditional supervised learning algorithms and state-of-the-art GPT algorithms to PMI’s internal data. The goal is to gain insights and understanding from the data through the use of NLP techniques. The project will involve collaboration with team members and stakeholders to ensure the analysis meets the project’s goals and provides valuable insights. This project presents an exciting opportunity to explore the potential of NLP algorithms in the analysis of big data.

Roles & Objectives:

The student’s role would be to run and customize several NLP algorithms on the internal data of PMI.

Their objectives would include:

  • Understand project requirements and scope to tailor NLP solutions effectively.
  • Conducting research and analysis on the internal data of PMI to develop the NLP algorithms.
  • Develop, fine-tune, and test NLP algorithms that extract valuable insights from textual information.
  • Propose robust AWS architectures to efficiently run NLP scripts.
  • Benchmark the performance of the model & continuously refine and enhance algorithm performance.
  • Collaborating with team members and stakeholders to ensure the algorithm meets the project’s goals.
  • Documenting work and presenting findings to the team.

The student would be expected to work independently, think critically, and possess strong problem-solving skills. They would also be expected to communicate effectively with team members and stakeholders.

Who we’re looking for:

We seek an enthusiastic student who embodies curiosity, creativity, and technical prowess. Here’s the ideal candidate:

  • Available from mid-July to February
  • Educational Background: A strong foundation in computer science, mathematics, or a related field.
  • NLP Passion: Deep knowledge of machine learning and natural language processing techniques.
  • Coding Skills: Proficiency in Python is essential. Familiarity with libraries like NLTK, scikit-learn, and TensorFlow is a big plus.
  • Experience: Prior exposure to NLP projects or research is highly desirable.
  • Independence and Critical Thinking: You’ll have the autonomy to explore, innovate, and solve complex problems.
  • Effective Communication: Collaborate seamlessly with team members and stakeholders.

What we offer

  • Hands-On Experience: The student will gain practical experience in their field of study, contributing to their professional growth.
  • Skill Enhancement: Opportunities to learn and apply new skills, including exposure to real-world scenarios.
  • Networking and Mentorship: Interaction with experienced professionals within the organization.
  • Flexible Work Environment: A supportive work environment that respects academic commitments.
  • Project Exposure: Involvement in projects that contribute to the organization’s goals.

Our success depends on our talented employees who come to work here every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress.

Join PMI and you too can:

Seize the freedom to shape your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore.

Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong.

Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business –our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress.

Take pride in delivering our promise to society: to deliver a smoke-free future.

PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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