Research Intern, Fundamental Language - 2024 Summer (PhD)

TikTok

4.5

(6)

San Jose, CA

Why you should apply for a job to TikTok:

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.5/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Employee well-being is supported via hybrid work, short-term counseling through our EAP and a premium subscription to Headspace.
  • We embrace diversity across all dimensions and provide employees with 9 employee resource groups globally, including our WOMEN ERG.
  • Comprehensive parental leave policy as well as fertility treatment through healthcare providers with a $20,000 lifetime maximum.
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    Position summary

    esponsible for researching and building the company's LLMs. The role involves exploring new applications and solutions for related technologies in areas such as search, recommendation, advertising, content creation, and customer service. The goal is to meet the increasing demand for intelligent interactions from users and to significantly enhance their lifestyle and communication in the future.

    Internships at TikTok aim to provide students with hands-on experience in developing fundamental skills and exploring potential career paths. A vibrant blend of social events and enriching development workshops will be available for you to explore. Here, you will utilize your knowledge in real-world scenarios while laying a strong foundation for personal and professional growth.

    This Internship Program runs for 12-24 weeks beginning in May/June 2024. Successful candidates must be able to commit to one of the following summer internship cycles below:

    1.May 20, 2024 to August 9, 2024
    2.May 28, 2024 to August 16, 2024
    3.June 10, 2024 to August 30, 2024

    We will prioritize candidates who are able to commit to these start dates. Please state your availability clearly in your resume (Start date, End date).

    Candidates can apply to a maximum of two positions and will be considered for jobs in the order you apply. The application limit is applicable to TikTok and its affiliates' jobs globally. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis - we encourage you to apply early.

    Responsibilities:

    1. LLM reasoning and planning. Enhance LLM reasoning and planning throughout the entire development process, encompassing data acquisition, model evaluation, pretraining, SFT, reward modeling, and reinforcement learning, to bolster overall LLM performance.
    2. Synthesize large-scale, high-quality data through methods such as rewriting, augmentation, and generation, to improve the abilities of LLMs in various stages (pretraining, SFT, RLHF).
    3. Investigating and implementing robust evaluation methodologies to assess the performance of LLMs at various stages, unraveling the underlying mechanisms and sources of their abilities, and utilizing this understanding to drive model improvements.

    Qualifications

    1. Currently enrolled in a PhD degree in Computer Science, Linguistics, Statistics, or related technical field.
    2. Excellent knowledge of theory and practice of LLM and foundation model, as well as deep learning.
    3. Strong publication record at leading conferences (ACL, EMNLP, NeurIPS, ICML etc.).
    4. Excellent coding ability, familiar with data structures, and fundamental algorithm skills, proficient in C/C++ or Python, winners of competitions such as ACM/ICPC, USACO/NOI/IOI, Top Coder, Kaggle, etc. are preferred;
    5. Good communication and collaboration skills, able to explore new technologies with the team and promote technological progress.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Graduating December 2024 onwards with intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship.
    • Demonstrated software engineering or natural language processing, deep learning experience from previous internship, work experience, coding competitions, or publications.
    • High levels of creativity and quick problem-solving capabilities.

    TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

    TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at [email protected]

    By submitting an application for this role, you accept and agree to our global applicant privacy policy, which may be accessed here: https://careers.tiktok.com/legal/privacy.

    Why you should apply for a job to TikTok:

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.5/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Employee well-being is supported via hybrid work, short-term counseling through our EAP and a premium subscription to Headspace.
  • We embrace diversity across all dimensions and provide employees with 9 employee resource groups globally, including our WOMEN ERG.
  • Comprehensive parental leave policy as well as fertility treatment through healthcare providers with a $20,000 lifetime maximum.