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Analytics Intern (AI/ML)


Reston, VA, US

Req ID:  1976
Level of experience:  Intern
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  None

At Ellucian, we’re motivated by a mission. Higher education is facing profound change. Shifting demographics and cultural perceptions, combined with declining support and rising expectations, are forcing colleges to do more with less. That’s where we come in. As true believers in the power of education to transform lives, we’re dedicated to helping all our customers thrive—not just survive—in these challenging times by transforming their institutions from the traditional paper-based colleges of yesterday to the agile, connected campuses of today. From cloud solutions built on world-class infrastructure to powerful analytics that drive successful planning, we lead the industry in building enterprise-class solutions tailored to institutions around the world.

Our passion and commitment for learning and continuous improvement drive us internally, too. From professional development to flexibility and work-life balance, we give our global employees the tools they need to succeed so we can all grow together.




Ellucian products power higher ed institutions around the world.  We are seeking data science interns with a passion for applied AI to work with the Ellucian Ethos platform to ideate, validate, and prototype future concepts.  With the large and diverse data sets our customers maintain within Ellucian products, there are endless opportunities to enhance the future of higher ed through applied AI.



  • Quickly come up to speed on the Ellucian Ethos Data Model, the types of data available to us for use in AI/ML, and constraints of that data
  • Collaboratively design and conduct workshops to 1) educate stakeholders across the company on high level machine learning capabilities/constraints/trends and 2) ideate on how to AI/ML can be pragmatically applied to our various products.
  • Explore the top ideas generated in these workshops to create prototypes and propose roadmaps for full implementation.



  • Broad understanding of AI/ML capabilities/constraints/trends.  Awareness of "off the shelf" and open source algorithms and when/how to leverage them instead of developing new algorithms.  Previous experience incorporating AI/ML into released products is preferred but not required. 
  • Technical expertise with REST APIs, Python, Jupyter, and scikit-learn (or similar).  Familiarity with GraphQL, AWS Lambda, SageMaker, Tableau, and NodeJS are preferred.
  • Strong communication skills.  Must be able to present to and collaborate with both technical and non-technical team members, tailoring communication style & content appropriately.
  • Strong collaborator.  Must be able to support brainstorming sessions by providing appropriate guidance/feedback that steers the team towards viable & impactful concepts while also fostering divergent thinking.  Must be able to work with UX designers and in aligning technical capabilities with how they are presented to users.
  • Must have a passion for improving higher education systems through emerging technologies

Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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