Applied Machine Learning Intern

AI Engineering & Technology · Toronto, Ontario
Department AI Engineering & Technology
Employment Type Intern - Professional Staff
Minimum Experience Entry-level


As a Vector Applied Machine Learning Intern, you will contribute to developing reusable software to apply and scale research breakthroughs in machine learning and AI. You will collaborate with some of the best and brightest fulltime AI developers and machine learning researchers and will work with leading industry sponsors and healthcare institutions to apply AI. You will report to the AI Engineering Director and work closely with a technical lead on your software development projects for day- to- day direction.

Start date: May 2021 (4- and 8-month terms available)




  • Work on AI software development projects following an agile methodology with teams that can include Vector AI software developers, professional staff, researchers, and industry sponsors;
  • Develop reference applications and model templates that apply AI research to real-world problems using public and private data sets, providing software for training, testing, operating, and updating models;
  • Develop open source software for applying AI research techniques to common problems;
  • Contribute to industry projects that apply AI research to shared problems, contributing engineering expertise, and assisting with operational issues;
  • Develop prototypes and proofs of concept; and,
  • Report and present on software development including status and results. 




  • Currently enrolled at a Canadian university in third year or above in a Bachelor's program in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or related discipline.
  • Experience in machine learning and/or statistics.
  • Software engineering background with experience in industry.
  • Data engineering background working with messy real-world data.
  • Analytical skills to identify signal in data and feasibility of prediction.
  • Knowledge and experience of Python.
  • Experience with parameter and architecture tuning of deep learning algorithms is preferred
  • Experience in leading open source deep learning software frameworks (PyTorch, Tensorflow, and CUDA).
  • Data science experience considered an asset.
  • User interaction/design expertise with Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) engineering considered an asset.

Please address applications (cover letter and resume) to Kailyn Burke, Human Resources Generalist, using the link provided. The application deadline is March 4, 2021We thank all applicants for their interest in this exciting opportunity and will be in touch with those whose qualifications most closely match with our needs.

Please note that all interviews are currently being held remotely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


The Vector Institute is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


Further, we are committed to fostering an environment of inclusivity and accessibility. If you require an accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact and we will happily work with you to meet your needs.

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    AI Engineering & Technology
  • Employment Type
    Intern - Professional Staff
  • Minimum Experience