D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) welcomes summer internship applications from undergraduate and graduate students from a range of technical disciplines, including applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, computer science, electrical or computer engineering, machine learning, materials science, and physics. Some computational research experience and/or programming in Python or C/C++ is preferred, but not required.
Interns spend 10–15 weeks at DESRES working closely with members of our hardware, software, or chemistry/drug discovery teams on a substantial engineering or research project. They are fully immersed in our research environment, functioning in a similar capacity to our full-time staff. At the end of the summer, interns get 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 new software and hardware features that are actively used by our team and in publications by the group in prestigious scientific journals.
Throughout the summer, interns are invited to participate in workshops and a seminar series led by members of our technical team and in social programming in and around New York City. All internships are based in our Manhattan offices, and we provide our interns with above-market compensation and a generous housing allowance.