At Netflix, we offer a personalized experience for interns, and our aim is to offer an experience that mimics what it is like to actually work here. We match qualified interns with projects and groups based on interests and skill sets.
Research at Netflix is aimed at improving various aspects of our business. Research applications span many areas including our personalization algorithms, content valuation, and streaming optimization. To maximize the impact of our research, we do not centralize research into a separate organization. Instead, we have many teams that pursue research in collaboration with business teams, engineering teams, and other researchers. This allows for close partnerships between researchers and the business or engineering teams in each area. In addition, research that applies to the same methodological area or business area is shared and highlighted in discussion and debate forums to strengthen the work and its impact. These forums also serve to identify and motivate future research directions.
Researchers at Netflix love working in a unique environment enabled by the Netflix Culture that values curiosity, courage with smart risks, innovation, science, rigor, and high impact. Across the company, we strive to run experiments to back our hypotheses up with evidence, which often uncover surprises that redirect or refine our research. We relish the freedom to try new ideas and the opportunity to debate their implications with colleagues spanning all parts and levels of the company, including our own CEO.
At Netflix, we offer a personalized experience for interns, and our aim is to offer an experience that mimics what it is like to actually work here. We match qualified interns with projects and groups based on interests and skill sets, and fully embed interns within those teams. For example, our past ML research interns have worked in diverse areas such as Personalization, Reinforcement Learning, Natural Language Understanding, Computer Vision, Causal Inference, Fairness, and Systems.
Internships are paid and are a minimum of 12 weeks, with a choice of a few fixed start dates in May or June to accommodate varying school calendars. Conditions permitting, our summer internships in 2022 will be located — depending on the team — either remotely, in our Los Gatos, CA, or in our Los Angeles, CA, office. Travel and housing support will be provided in the offer package
Learn more about our internship opportunities and how to apply here.