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AI Research Intern, Summer 2024

News Break

News Break

Software Engineering, Data Science
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024

About NewsBreak

NewsBreak is redefining the way users interact with local news and their communities. By bridging local users, local content creators, and local businesses, our mission is to foster safer, more vibrant, and authentically connected lives. Through robust collaborations with thousands of local publishers and businesses across the nation, NewsBreak is revolutionizing how a new wave of readers access and engage with essential, locally sourced content & information.

Since our inception in 2015, our trajectory has been nothing short of remarkable. We proudly stand as the nation’s premier local news app, boasting 60 million monthly active users and clinching the top spot in the news category on both Google Play and the App Store.

As a Series-C unicorn startup, our headquarter nestles in the tech hub of Mountain View, California, with other offices in New York City and Seattle. For more information, visit www.newsbreak.com/about

About the internship

Are you a machine learning engineer inspired to innovate with NLP and multimodal technologies, aiming to impact tens of millions of users? Do you have a deep passion for applying the latest technology to solve real-world problems? We're actively seeking a researcher specializing in the NLP and Multimodal field, who is eager to make a significant impact with state-of-the-art technologies.


  • Develop multimodal content understanding and user understanding technologies based on LLMs.
  • Drive innovation in automated content generation across various modalities including text, image, and video.
  • Conceptualize and devise novel solutions aimed at enhancing search and chat experiences, and pioneer emerging products and features centered around generative AI.
  • Write and contribute to research papers for publication.


  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science with a focus on machine learning technologies such as LLMs, recommendation systems, advertising algorithms, NLP, or computer vision. Candidates graduating in 2024 are preferred.
  • Proficient in deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch, and programming languages such as Python.
  • Candidates with top-tier conference papers in Machine Learning and LLM are preferred.
  • This is a 12 week paid internship beginning in May/June. The internship requires working on-site in our Mountain View, CA office. Hourly pay range for this role is $40-$55.
The US base salary range for this full-time position is listed below. Pay may vary based on a number of factors including job-related skills, level, experience, geographic location and relevant education or training. At NewsBreak, we design our overall rewards package to attract top talents. Depending on the position, the role may also be eligible for discretionary bonus and options. Your recruiter can share more details during the hiring process.
Annual Base Pay Range
$40$55 USD