Research Intern

Research Intern

The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP Lab) offers several exciting internship opportunities in cutting-edge research projects as Research Intern in Natural Language Processing (NLP) / Text Mining / Digital Humanities for a minimum term of six months, located at the Computer Science Department of the Technical University Darmstadt.

The positions are situated within one of the Lab’s projects dealing with automatic text processing, linguistic and machine learning based methods of language analysis, corpus development for novel tasks, or tool support for users in NLP research and humanities. The Lab’s approach to NLP features the hybrid methods in large-scale language processing, real-world text mining, and hands-on skills in the rapid development of scalable systems with practical relevance.

Requirements: We are looking for interns to work on one of the following areas: computational linguistics, text mining, or machine learning, with substantial theoretical knowledge, excellent problem-solving and programming (Java) skills for language processing, eagerness to apply the knowledge and skills in new contexts, and interest to participate in the Lab’s internationally competitive research. The ability to work independently, personal commitment, teamwork and communication skills, and a readiness to cooperate are required. The ability to speak German as well as previous experience in NLP, text-mining, or digital humanities are beneficial, but is not a job requirement.

The position is ideally suited to those seeking to acquire research experience abroad, to qualify as a graduate student or a research associate at a leading university, or to prepare themselves for a competitive industry position.

The position is a fixed-term internship contract with a duration of 6 – 12 months We cannot accept applications for an internship period of less than six months. The internship is funded with 1.300€ gross per month. For non-EU citizens: Before applying, it should be carefully checked with your local German Embassy to establish whether the provided funding is sufficient for an entry visa to Germany (spouses are unlikely to receive a visa based on this level of income – therefore alternative funding arrangements need to be investigated and ensured if you wish your spouse to travel with you).

Note: the university does not provide financial support for the interns that do not have a Master's degree. In such cases, interns are expected to have a scholarship which would support them during the internship.

Applications (including CV, details of previous academic work, at least two educational and professional references, and final thesis in electronic form) should be submitted via the following form: