Data Science Intern | Social Media Analysis | US, Canada, UK, Germany


Trust Lab

Trust Lab develops solutions to detect and mitigate online safety threats and works with social media companies, advocacy groups, and other interested parties to implement them. Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.

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Online misinformation, hate speech, child endangerment, and extreme violence are some of the world's most critical and complex problems. Trust Lab is a fast-growing, VC-backed startup, founded by ex-Google executives determined to use software engineering, ML, and data science to tackle these challenges and make the internet healthier and safer for everyone. 
If you’re interested in working with the world’s largest social media companies and online platforms and building technologies to mitigate these issues, you’ve come to the right place. We’re looking for passionate engineers who want to solve difficult problems and use tech for good in the Trust & Safety industry. 
As Data Scientist Intern on our team, you’ll work directly with ex-senior leaders from Google, YouTube, TikTok, and Reddit, build and commercialize cutting-edge technologies, and have the opportunity to develop your skills across a varied tech stack. We are a tech-first company, and our data scientists are the lifeblood of everything we do. You can expect rapid growth and mentorship opportunities, meaningful work, and a fun work environment.
We are a small, global, mostly remote team and you can be based anywhere in the US, Canada, UK or Germany; we'll need you to work 20-40hours/week.


  • Combine large amounts of data from different sources for powerful data-driven insights and display those results in a visually intuitive and professional manner.
  • Find innovative and creative ways to collect and clean data sets at scale.
  • Extract, interpret, and share data in new-fashioned ways to provide superior content safety insights.
  • Partner with the company's leadership, engineering, and operations teams to develop data science based trust and safety systems that combine the best of machine intelligence and human moderation.
  • Conduct analysis of the performance of existing internal and external automated trust and safety enforcement systems, interpret results, and make recommendations for improvements.


  • Deep experience in social media analysis, especially in a political context, or experience with social network analysis to identify influencers or the propagation of information.
  • Ability to uncover insights from data, and prepare high-quality reports that can be shared with customers.
  • Experience with Python, SQL, and the AWS ecosystem; familiarity working with data visualization tools. 
  • Familiarity with the political landscape in the EU is a strong plus.
  • Strong foundation as a data scientist or business analyst. 
  • Extensive course and project work including large scale, in depth data analysis.
  • Successful track record converting data analysis into powerful product and business insights.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and deliver results in environments of rapid change/ambiguity.
  • Interest in being part of a startup culture. 
  • Experience and interest in working in the trust and safety domain. 
  • Experience and interest working with large data sets surrounding social media. 
  • Ability to think critically and creatively about data and the insights it can provide. 

Opportunities + Perks

  • Remote, work from anywhere
  • Work closely with the leadership team to create organizational infrastructure that serves a business long-term
  • Support the hyper-growth of an org that is going to make the internet safer for all
  • Flexible, fun, fast-moving working environment with lots of work ownership; feel accomplished every day
We are an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and believes that people of varied backgrounds working together lead to the best outcomes across all levels of a company. This is your chance to help build world-class technology in a space that greatly matters to society, working with a team that is invested in your professional growth! Our team members come from all different parts of the world, perspectives, ages, and experiences.

Tags: AWS Data analysis Data visualization Engineering Machine intelligence Machine Learning Python SQL

Perks/benefits: Flex hours Startup environment

Region: Remote/Anywhere
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