Join RMDS’ volunteer & internship program to make an impact,

network with 35,000+ data science professionals, and share your knowledge.

Overview

The RMDS volunteer & internship program is designed to help those interested in data science and AI to develop their skills and prepare them for a successful career. The program offers a variety of roles and responsibilities volunteers can undertake based on their skills, interests, and professional goals.

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Join RMDS’ volunteer & internship program to make an impact, network with 35,000+ data science professionals, and share your knowledge.

Overview

The RMDS volunteer & internship program is designed to help those interested in data science and AI to develop their skills and prepare them for a successful career. The program offers a variety of roles and responsibilities volunteers can undertake based on their skills, interests, and professional goals.

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Available Roles

As a project volunteer/intern, you will work with a remote data science team and assist them to achieve the goals of a given data science and research project. According to your expertise, you may serve as an Assistant Data Analyst, Research Analyst, Data Modeling Assistant, and other roles.

You will also have the opportunity to work with the web development team and get valuable engineering work experience which includes A/B tests, Web Design, UI UX research, and much more.

There are three available positions welcome to APPLY!

Data Science Volunteer/Intern:

Job Description:

  • Building analytical workflows on different data sources
  • Working with team to assess data and AI maturity, develop analytical solutions
  • Developing data science related courses and may deliver the courses when needed
  • Performing initial analysis to assess the quality of the data, further analysis to determine of the meaning of the data
  • Using advanced computerised models to extract the data needed
  • Deliver insights and recommendations (e.g., trends, patterns, relationships, opportunities)

Qualification:

  • Major in quantitative background such as Data science, Business Analytics, Applied Mathematics/Analytics, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree or above necessary
  • Experience in data science work/projects and knowledge
  • Experience in Python or R is required, other programming languages is a plus
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Understanding of Statistics and Machine Learning
  • Strong interests in data science and a fast learner
  • At ease working independently or as part of a team

UI/UX Volunteer/Intern:

You will work closely with the Web Platform Coordinator and the Engineering team to flush out the user experience for our website, grmds.org and responsible for creating beautiful and intuitive solutions. All motivated applicants are welcome to apply.

Job Description:

  • Assist with organization, documentation, and communication of design requirements
  • Conceptualizing, wireframing, and executing new and existing features
  • Research and design user interface elements such as menus, tabs, and icons
  • Assisting with the creation of designs for mobile, desktop, and other platforms
  • Research on current web design and UI/UX trends
  • Create wireframes and mock-ups for new and existing features
  • Generate vector and pixel-perfect assets for the development team

Qualification:

  • Currently studying Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Visual Design, Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors or a related area
  • Strong command of Adobe Creative Suite
  • You understand how designs translate into HTML/CSS and JavaScript/jQuery.
  • Experience utilizing website analytics tools to inform decisions
  • Detail oriented and organized.
  • Curious and passionate about design.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and English language skills
  • Not afraid to speak up when direction or help is needed.
  • You have the working laptop/computer with Adobe Creative Suite programs installed
  • Extra bonus: CSS and HTML skills

Software Developer Volunteer/Intern:

Job Description:

  • Assist with organization, documentation, and communication of design requirements
  • Conceptualizing, wireframing, and executing new and existing features
  • Research and design user interface elements such as menus, tabs, and icons
  • Assisting with the creation of designs for mobile, desktop, and other platforms
  • Research on current web design and UI/UX trends
  • Create wireframes and mock-ups for new and existing features
  • Generate vector and pixel-perfect assets for the development team

Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s/Master's degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Web frameworks/ Application programming interface (Drupal, Moodle, Wordpress)
  • Front end (HTML, CSS, JS, jquery)
  • Experience (or passion for learning about) responsive design
  • Familiarity with cloud architectures is a plus (AWS)
  • Proficiency in CSS
  • Understanding data structures – Arrays, ArrayLists, Maps and Sets
  • Familiarity with code versioning tools such as Git
  • Understanding of Agile development lifecycle
  • Experience working with MangoDB, MySQL
  • Excellent communication skills

Want to join us?

RMDS Lab is seeking enthusiastic undergraduate and graduate students across the United States and Canada to become campus ambassadors. As an ambassador, you will serve as a bridge between RMDS and your campus peers. You will connect with like-minded students on campus who share an interest in RMDS’ services. You will also help to grow the community on our online platform for Data Science and AI. Working remotely with collaboration and support from RMDS’s marketing and other teams.

Want to learn more about this program and application process?

Please go to https://rmdslab.com/campus-ambassadors

Qualification:

  • Enrolled as a student at an accredited college or university
  • Motivated, friendly, creative, problem-solving, self-aware, passionate
  • Effective communicator who enjoys connecting and sharing with others
  • Experience in sales, marketing or related field
  • Experienced with social media: LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, WeChat
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Make a commitment to work at least 3 hours weekly
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Involved in student group/organizations is preferred but not required

IM DATA is a two-day virtual data science conference that includes inspiring keynote talks, panel sessions, pre-conference training, and exhibition. As an IM DATA volunteer, you will enjoy benefits such as: a complimentary virtual ticket, formally volunteer certification, networking opportunities, and chance to join our RMDS other volunteer/internship programs.

Since this is a virtual conference, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assisting each virtual session to make it more effective

  • Assisting virtual exhibitors

  • Assisting our pre-conference training virtual rooms

Are you interested?

For more information, please go to: https://www.rmdslab.com/im-data-2020/

Benefits

Steep discount or free access to a diverse array of training programs to grow professionally – Webinars, Workshops, Deep Dives, Online Course, etc.

Resume building – the people you will meet, the skills you will acquire, and the experience you will build up through a volunteering position can be invaluable in enhancing your resume

Recommendation letter from industry experts – RMDS & partners

Make new friends and network with other RMDS volunteers and data science professionals

Get professional team guidance and mentorship

Complimentary IM DATA 2020 virtual ticket

Meet our Outstanding Members

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Yanzhe Yin

University of Georgia

Data Modeling Assistant

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I mainly contribute to the data modeling on creating predictions for COVID-19 county-level positive cases and some data collection processes. I'm impressed by the passion of the whole group and inspired by the ideas of people from different disciplines. Now I'm more familiar with different models and more experienced in collaborating with a large group of people.

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Sue Suyeon Ryu

University of Southern California (USC)

Data Analyst Volunteer

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The project coronavirus which RMDS data scientists are bringing their capabilities and knowledge together to provide meaningful understandings of the SARS-CoV-2 to society. My role was researching and providing initial assessments of the epidemiological SIR prediction model that RMDS lab built. It was such a valuable experience for me to be working with these great data scientists, and I felt energized being involved in this project as everyone is unbelievably passionate about what they do.

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Dong Wook (Sam) Ko

University of Southern California (USC)

Data Analyst Volunteer

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The project coronavirus was a perfect opportunity to not only apply what I have learned in classrooms in solving some real-world problems but also work in a structured setting with people from different backgrounds. I have definitely improved my skill sets from both working on my assigned tasks and learning from what other team members' works. Overall, it was a very rewarding experience to tackle the problem that is affecting the entire world with my knowledge and skills.

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Ari Falkne

DoorDash, Bird, etc.

Data Engineer Volunteer

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I enjoyed learning about stochastic modeling, particularly the MCMC. I did data ingress. I learned a lot about stats.

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Lingrou (Yoki) Wang

University of Southern California

Data Analyst Volunteer

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I assisted with exploratory data analysis and tried to identify patterns before and after the social distancing policy took place. I also aggregated county-level data with location and demographic information that prepares for data modeling. Last but not least, I provided help in outreach and planning of the data science competition.

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Xin (Chelsy) Xia

University of Southern California

Data Analyst Volunteer

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I love this project not only because it is meaningful during this hard time but also is helpful for improving my analytical skills. I learned about how to incorporate resources collected online with our modeling process. Also, I learned how to clean the data and make the most of it. I really enjoyed this experience.

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Xi Cao

The Johns Hopkins University

Research Analyst Volunteer

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This is a project by a group of young and creative people to help the world deal with the difficulties caused by the covid-19 virus. I have helped on collecting country-level data and brainstorming for the competition. I'm also planning to write a report about covid-19 in the perspective of international relations.

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Yangzi Zhang

University of Southern California

Data Analyst Volunteer

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It is a great learning opportunity. Through working in the data analytics team, I had the chance to interact with a lot of talented people, contribute to the project, and continue to learn.

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Siyu (Sophie) Mao

University of Southern California

Data Analyst Volunteer

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I feel this project is useful and essential. I did the data collection, data merging, and data searching. I also worked on some simple functions writing by using Python. I earned plenty of experience in the data searching and merging, which is very useful.

Application Process

1.  Apply - fill out registration form [Required]

2.  One-on-one online interview [Required, within 7 business days]

3.  Small testing task [Optional, will let you know in step 2]

4.  If YES, you will be informed within 3 business days

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Recommended Courses

RMDS Online Courses

course 1

Big Data and AI to Improve Competency and Employabilities

Upcoming Deep Dives

course 2

Facebook Ad Analysis using Python

course 3

Bias, Diversity and Ethical Decision Making with AI Systems

Workshops

course 4

Data Analytics and Visualization Utilizing 2019 Novel Coronavirus Data

course 5

Data Science Fundamentals

Webinar

course 5

Data Analytics and Visualization Utilizing 2019 Novel Coronavirus Data

course 7

Using Aggregated Population Mobility Data to Respond to COVID -19