data.world

Open Data Internship

Temporary in Austin, TX - Internship

data.world is seeking an Open Data/Data Wrangling Intern that will help us gather data to be published on data.world’s data catalog. You will play a significant role in increasing the number of datasets that our users can find and use for their research and projects. To gather data, you will use both tried and true research techniques and will be encouraged to propose creative approaches. You will be starting from a designated list, but your input will also help contribute to these efforts. Our users range from amazing NGOs, Civic Tech groups around the country, data science students, data hobbyists and beyond.

At data.world, you will:

  • Contribute to open data catalog through a variety of research efforts and creative data gathering
  • Assist the Director of data.world's Open Community with data partnerships and projects
  • Craft meaningful and compelling, data-driven stories and visualizations

This internship will give you hands-on experience with data gathering, metadata management, open data best practices, Python scraping, and creative writing.

We’d love to see:

  • Experience building SQL queries
  • Experience using Python/R for data analysis and cleanup
  • Strong written communication and story-telling skills
  • Familiarity with the open data movement
  • Familiarity with the data.world platform is a big plus!
  • An appetite to try new things. You’re curious and excited to improve your process, and always looking to learn. You ask questions and don't shy away from challenges.

Perks and benefits:

  • Competitive market compensation
  • Charitable corporate programs and volunteer opportunities
  • A work from home environment, and a flexible schedule
  • Lots of regularly scheduled team events - even virtually for now!
  • A tight-knit team of startup veterans with integrity, passion, and curiosity for days

If you have the exceptional combination of skills and qualities that we are looking for, then we’re excited to meet you!

Note: We encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

We are the world’s largest collaborative data community and we very much believe that our people need to represent the very diverse nature of the community we are serving and customer base we are winning. We believe that diversity leads to the most creative discussions, ideas, and outcomes.