Machine Learning Intern - Summer 2020

Cambium Learning Group

Software Engineer Internship

Overview:
Do you want to be a part of something innovative and cutting edge? If your answer is yes, then join our team of more than a hundred data and reporting analysts, test and content developers, psychometricians, and project management professionals that are smart, creative and excited about the impact they are making on students’ education around the nation. Cambium Assessment is a national leader in computer based adaptive assessments.

We are currently seeking Machine Learning Interns to join our Computer Science Statistical Center (CSSC) team in Washington, D.C.
Responsibilities:
This team focuses on the modelling of unconstrained text to support our educational assessment programs
The work will consist primarily of a well-defined project that helps us to improve our software
This project could include studies that:
  • create and examine the impact of new features or models in scoring;
  • examine elements of human rater scoring and their impact on modelling;
  • examine the impact of sample size and other characteristics on modelling quality; or,
  • examining the quality of various metrics on examining model quality.
Implement and inform a project that is focused on improving some aspect of our machine learning software or methods.
Write code in Python using machine learning frameworks and libraries to ingest and clean data, build models, and evaluate results
Document, archive, and present work on the project
Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team discussing methods and results of this project and others
Qualifications:
  • Pursuing Master’s or Ph.D. degree
  • Coursework in Computer Science, Mathematics, Computational Linguistics or similar field
  • Experience with engine calibration methods (e.g., sampling, pipeline, analysis)
  • Course and/or work-based experience with machine learning models including multi-layer neural nets, natural language processing (NLP) methods (e.g., text handling, grammars, corpora use, latent semantic analysis; entity recognition), and in the evaluation of engine performance
  • Coding ability with Python, machine learning frameworks (e.g., Keras, PyTorch) and related libraries for machine learning (e.g., scikit-learn) and NLP (NLTK, spaCy)
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with others
  • An analytical mind with problem-solving abilities

Cambium Assessment is one of America’s leading K -12 educational assessment entities, currently holding prime contracts for educational testing and scoring in many states. We offer superior technology and next-generation questions making our tests valid, innovative, and informative. Our tests are able to collect more information on what each student knows and can do in the same amount of time as a traditional test – thus freeing up teachers to teach and students to learn.

Cambium Assessment joined Cambium Learning Group, Inc. as its sixth business unit in their existing portfolio on January 1, 2020. Cambium Learning Group, Inc. is a leading educational solutions and services company committed to helping all students reach their full potential. The company’s award-winning brands provide breakthrough technology solutions for students and teachers—including best-in-class intervention and supplemental instructional programs; gold-standard professional development; valid and reliable assessments; and products that enable access to learning for all students. With this new relationship, Cambium Assessment has been positioned to grow and expand into new markets unlocking even greater opportunities for success. Click here for more information.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.