Engage Internship Program

Data Scientist

About Engage

Engage is a first-of-its-kind enterprise venture platform that dramatically accelerates startup growth and corporate innovation and is administered by the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech. 14 leading corporations – Chickfila, Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, Delta, Georgia Pacific, Georgia Power, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, The Home Depot, Inspire Brands, Intercontinental Exchange, Invesco, UPS, and Wellstar Health System – partnered with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Invest Georgia, have backed the Engage fund, managed by Tech Square Ventures.

Informed by insights derived from corporate partners and cross-industry trends, we invest in startups from around the world. Post-investment, they enter an enterprise go-to-market program that accelerates the path to scale, working directly with corporate partners to implement pilots and contracts. At the same time, our corporate partners are empowered to strengthen their innovation capacity and learn from each other in a cross-disciplinary manner.

Interns at Engage will have the unique opportunity to learn about the go-to-market growth platform and venture fund by supporting the Engage team on the different aspects of working with our startups and corporate partners.

Internship Program

The internship program will bring together a team of talented graduate and undergraduate students across five roles – Investments Analyst, Insights Analyst, Design + Communications Analyst, Operations Analyst, and Data Scientist.

The Spring internship will begin in January and run through May with some flexibility in start and stop dates.The Summer internship will begin in May and run through August with some flexibility in start and stop dates. Students are required to work in the Engage office. Applicants should be creative, hardworking, self-motivated leaders with an interest in innovation and startups. The specific responsibilities and requirements for the Data Scientist Internship are detailed below:

Overview of the Role

Venture Capital as an industry still largely relies on manual processes to do most of its work, particularly when it comes to deal sourcing. A growing trend in the industry is to have data scientists use automation to help investment teams discover startups with high potential. Until recently, this kind of technique has only been available to the top Silicon Valley venture firms. In this role, Data Science Interns will bring Silicon Valley to the Southeast and help design best-in-class technology for our firm.

Data Scientists will apply advanced technologies to the traditional investment process, using data science and engineering to invent new ways to discover investment opportunities. They will come up with novel ideas to regularly surface high quality startups for the investment team to evaluate, and implement them by writing web scrapers and orchestrating them in the cloud.

Skills Required

  • Superior communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional data literacy, being able to create, manipulate, and communicate large datasets in context and present them to non-technical team members in a way they can understand
  • Proficiency in Python and SQL
  • Understanding of cloud computing and data warehousing, including ETL pipelines and data orchestration techniques
  • Familiarity with the following tools: Docker, Dagster, dbt, Airbyte, GCP, Airtable
  • Any web scraping skills (Beautiful Soup, Selenium) are a plus
  • Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Analytics and related majors will be given preference

Program Requirements

Location: Students should be able to work at the Engage Offices in Tech Square (Centergy One, 75 5th St NW, Suite 2100, Atlanta, GA).

Commitment: Summer positions are full-time. During the Spring and Fall, students should be able to commit 20 hours/week.

Weekly Group Meeting: In addition to their specific responsibilities, interns will meet weekly to listen to guest speakers, learn leadership skills, develop a deeper understanding of investing, hone business skills, and discuss progress on their projects.

Summary Report: At the conclusion of the internship, students will submit an Internship Report describing their internship work and explaining how they have attained the following learning objectives:

  • Apply strategic thinking skills and research methods to assist in the development of market evolution reports and briefs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create and develop original ideas/concepts, integrate feedback/critique, and communicate ideas visually and verbally.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams.

Application & Interview Process

Interested students will require their resume and a cover letter to complete the application form. 

Selected students may be asked to interview by phone or video conference. These arrangements will be made via email with the chosen students directly. Interview decisions will also be conveyed by email.