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Palo Alto, California

Data Scientist Intern

Next Insurance is a well-funded post-Series B startup based in Palo Alto, California. We are revolutionizing the insurance industry by providing small businesses with simple, affordable, tailored insurance coverage, leveraging innovative technology and data science for a superior customer experience. We are looking for a motivated Data Scientist Intern to help us bring machine learning to the insurance industry. As part of the data science team at Next Insurance, you will get hands-on experience with real world, real impact problems, from model building to production release and all the post-production jazz.


Research and develop predictive models (we typically start with a POC and then work with Product and Engineering counterparts to transition to production)

Iterate and pivot quickly to deliver MVP solutions. Design quick experiments to maximize learning

Understand the data and dig deep to extract actionable insights

Think creatively and outside the box to answer desired experimental questions

Work cross-functionally with engineering, product, marketing, business intelligence, insurance operations, customer support, senior management, and external partners

Desired Skills and Experience:

Prior hands-on experience in data mining, machine learning and/or statistical analysis

Currently enrolled in a BS or MS program in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math, or related areas from a top university

Experience in writing both agile exploratory analyses as well as production-level code in a fast-paced environment

Ability to communicate the results of analyses clearly and effectively

Fluency with an analytical programming language (preferably python) and the standard numerical packages

Fluency with data extraction/manipulation tools (preferably SQL and pandas)

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