Data Scientist - Internship (Toronto, ON)

Toronto, Ontario
Internship, Student Jobs
Job Description

IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits.

Today, IBM is focused on five growth initiatives - Cloud, Big Data and Analytics, Mobile, Social Business and Security. IBMers are working with customers around the world to apply the company's business consulting, technology and Research & Development expertise to enable systems of engagement that deliver dynamic insights for businesses and governments worldwide.

The following student position is a part of IBM Canada's EPIC (Employment Pathways to Interns & Co-ops) Student Program. This position is only open to students registered in a Canadian University or College program, who have completed a minimum of 2 years of their degree or diploma program, and who must be returning to full-time study upon the completion of the temporary IBM work term.

*This Student Position resides in Toronto, Ontario and is a 12 (internship) month work term commencing January 2017.

What IBM Offers You?

  1. Work directly on product and services that affect our clients, while having access to cutting edge software technology
  2. Work on projects which are challenging and rewarding
  3. A business causal dress code and flexible work hours, to ensure work-life balance
  4. Access to Future Blue - IBM's large student community that provides networking opportunities, sporting and social events.

It is a mandatory requirement for students to apply online at including a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) official or unofficial transcripts.

The following job responsibilities for Data Scientist include:

Calling all aspiring Data Scientists or Data Engineers. Join IBM Analytics, the leader in data analytics, and learn how to derive insights from data. This is the right position for you if you would like to understand and learn how to write code like this:

#The data will be fit into a K-Nearest Neighbors model, which will be discussed more in a future lab.

X = new_data

y = target

neigh = KNeighborsClassifier(n_neighbors=1),y)

print('Prediction: '), neigh.predict(new_data[10])

print('Actual:'), y[10]

In this position, you will learn how to use leading edge cluster computing technologies like Apache Spark for large scale data processing. You will learn how to analyze large data sets using the Data Scientist Workbench with tools like Jupyter Notebook. You will learn about machine learning and how to write data analysis code in Python, R, or Scala. You will need all these skills in whatever career you choose because digital data is growing quickly and with us to stay.

This term will provide you with practical real world experience with leading technologies to supplement your studies.

What will you create this work term? Previous generations of our co-op and internship students have created courses like "Machine Learning 101" ( and "Text Analytics 101" ( They have also used analytics techniques to derive insights from 30MB of data collected over 5 years. Oh, yes, they have even played Pokemon Go! Don't believe it? Go check it out on the Big Data Dudes channel (

Required Education: High School Diploma/GED

Preferred Education: Pre-University Qualification

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • Experience with Windows and/or Linux operating systems
  • Demonstrates verbal and written communications skills
  • Proven capability of learning new programming languages and software quickly
  • Co-op or internship program enrollment is mandatory

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience:

  • Exhibited
  • ability to create complex tutorials and teach others
  • Pass at least one statistics course
  • Data mining experience
  • Experience with programming languages like Python, R, or Scala

Experience with Jupyter Notebook (

Experience with Data Scientist Workbench (

Experience with Apache Spark (

Eligibility Requirements:

This role will involve working with technology that is covered by embargo Export Regulations. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following embargoed countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria) on a work permit you are not eligible for employment in this position.

EO Statement:

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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