Data Science Intern

(Entry Level)

Work with VDC’s senior data and product innovation team to analyze and evaluate VDC client data sources providing overall assessment on quality and appropriateness of prospective data sets within the VDC Big Data ecosystem. Support the overall development and creation of client data roadmaps and data monetization initiatives.

Role & Responsibility

Data Analysis/Evaluation

  • Support the evaluation of new data sources for incorporation into the VDC Big Data ecosystem
    • Understand data collection methodologies of data
    • Seek knowledge of coverage, counts and comparison of net new vs. overlap to existing data within VDC’s Big Data ecosystem
    • Ability to read data population and frequency reports
  • Assist in understanding data sources and their applicability to a variety of data monetization use cases (outline how users will interact and garner value)
  • Prepare data communications to VDC staff as well as client-ready collateral for discussion/presentation purposes

Client Engagement

  • Contribute in the development of VDC client documentation to illustrate data set’s depth, coverage and overall use cases
  • Work closely with sales, providing subject matter expertise assistance on in-depth client questions/request.

Business Development

  • Sales Calls
    • Assist in the preparation of deliverables to educate prospect
    • Attend/participate in presentations to prospects as a way to gather data requirements

Experience/Skills

  • Minimum 2 year college degree
  • Computer science background desirable (understanding of how algorithms and machine-learning apply to business problems)
  • Strong understanding of data analysis –  how to collect, analyze and extract value from data (e.g. familiarity with data layouts and population frequency reporting)
  • Some analytics training and capability on the latest programs (e.g. Hadoop, R, Python, etc.)
  • Prior experience in data sales support/administration role preferred but not required
  • Ability to work well independently or as part of a team
  • Quick learner – willing to learn and be trained in all aspects of the role
  • Experience in creating easy to understand visualization for presentation purposes
  • Strong project management skills and ability coordinate with sales, support and data product development efforts

Personality Characteristics

  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Outgoing and personable
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Proactive nature

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