Natural Language Processing (NLP) Internship 2021
G-Research is Europe’s leading quantitative finance research firm. We hire the brightest minds in the world to tackle some of the biggest questions in finance. We pair this expertise with machine learning, big data, and some of the most advanced technology available to predict movements in financial markets.
Joining G-Research’s Summer Internship Programme, you will be given a meaningful and challenging research project that demands the application of innovative yet pragmatic mathematical and computational analysis.
The last two years have been a period of very rapid development in NLP – NLP’s “ImageNet moment” – driven by advances including contextualized word embeddings, massive pre-trained language models, and novel neural network architectures. At G-Research we are applying these tools to NLP tasks such as Named Entity Recognition and Entity Linking, Sentiment Analysis, Knowledge Graphs and Topic Modelling, working with enormous amounts of text.
You will have the opportunity to work on a project using the latest NLP techniques applied to real-world datasets from both finance and non-finance sources. For the duration of the internship, you will collaborate with one of our Quantitative Researchers who will act as a mentor as you work on your independent project. You will receive structured feedback and reviews to help you to improve and develop, culminating in a final presentation of your research ideas to senior management. Upon successful completion of the programme, many interns are offered the opportunity to join us full-time once they have completed their studies.
Taking part in G-Research’s Summer Internship Programme will give you an in-depth insight into our academic approach to the world of quantitative finance and allow you to explore the thriving city of London, while you get to know your fellow interns and colleagues through a full itinerary of fun social events.
Who are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will, at a minimum, have experience in the following areas:
- Academic research in Natural Language Processing
- Strong background in mathematics
- Intermediate level of programming in at least one OO language (Python/C# desirable)
- An interest in applying data science, machine learning and optimisation techniques to real-world problems
Previous experience in finance is not required, although an interest in finance and the motivation to rapidly learn more is a prerequisite for working here.
Why should you apply?
- Highly competitive compensation plus generous accommodation allowance
- G-Research community with weekly intern activities
- Informal dress code and excellent work/life balance
- Central London office close to 5 stations and 6 tube lines