Summer Internships

D. E. Shaw Research welcomes applications for our summer internship program from undergraduate and graduate students from a range of scientific and technical disciplines, including chemistry, biology, chemical or biomolecular engineering, machine learning and other areas of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, applied mathematics, and physics. Some computational research experience and/or programming experience in Python or C/C++ is preferred.

Interns spend 12 to 15 weeks working closely with members of our chemistry and drug discovery, computer science, or hardware teams, and are fully immersed in one of our projects, functioning in a similar capacity to our full‑time staff. At the end of the summer, interns have the opportunity to give group wide presentations of their projects.

Past interns have made meaningful progress on challenging projects, some of which have resulted in advances in our drug discovery and scientific research efforts, development of new machine learning models, or new software and hardware features that are actively used by our team.

Throughout the summer, interns are invited to participate in workshops and a seminar series led by members of our scientific and technical teams, and in lively social programming in and around New York City. We provide our interns with above market compensation and a generous housing allowance.

The expected monthly salary for our internships is $11,700 to $20,600. The applicable monthly salary paid to a successful applicant will be determined based on multiple factors including the nature and extent of prior experience and educational background.

How To Apply

Please click on the intern position most relevant to your background:

If you have questions about our open positions or recruiting process, please e-mail us at While we evaluate applications on a rolling basis, interested students are encouraged to apply before December 1.