Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Our products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.

At Snap Research, we create new technology that inspires our Product and Design teams, and we partner with Engineering to help develop and deliver innovative new features and products. We explore opportunities for technology transfers and academic publications, and regularly publish in leading journals and conferences. We are especially interested in fostering ongoing collaborations and are open to projects that last beyond the internship. We strive to create an environment that is both productive and fun.

We are looking for interns who are excited about pushing state-of-the-art technology and research in areas such as graphics, computer vision, human-computer interaction, machine learning, data mining, natural language processing, social sciences, and more -- in ways that could be of interest to Snap Inc. as well as to the research community at large.

Please note: the Snap Inc. internship program will be hybrid in 2023 -- while we encourage you to work in-person with the team, you will be able to discuss other approved working locations during the interview process. Due to travel and visa processing, internships may not be available in some international locations.

What you'll do:
 

  • Collaborate with world class researchers and engineers in your area of expertise
  • Develop state of the art technology that will impact our products
  • Potentially work toward publishing and/or patenting your research 



Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative work environment
  • Proven ability solving tough technical challenges


Minimum Qualifications:
 

  • Enrolled in a BS, MS, or PhD program in a technical field, such as Computer Science
  • Experience conducting academic research and applying technical concepts to real-world problems
  • Strong academic performance in technical coursework
  • Clear vision for how research initiatives could contribute to future innovation at Snap

 
Preferred Qualifications:
 

  • Publication to relevant top conferences and journals
  • Successful previous project experience that could potentially impact our products
  • A passion for research and Snap Inc. products.

 

At Snap Inc., we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at accommodations-ext@snap.com.

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid maternity & paternity leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!

The Snap Research Fellowship program is designed to foster a strong collaboration between Snap Research and the brightest, most driven graduate computer science students across the world. We aim to provide students additional resources and freedom to pursue innovative ideas and shape them into tangible cutting-edge research and products. 


Recipients of the Snap Research Fellowship will be honored on Snap Research website and awarded a $10,000 (USD) fellowship award.


Applicants must be PhD or MS students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university and carrying out exceptional research in areas of computer science relevant to Snap. A committee of Snap researchers will review applicants and choose the Fellowship recipients based on: the relevance and quality of their research, their academic performance in technical coursework, their understanding of Snap Research & the contribution they could make to Snap, and alignment to Snap's values of Kind, Smart, and creative. All Fellowship recipients will be selected at the sole discretion of the committee. 

Those applicants who are also interested in internship opportunities with Snap Research should note it on their application and apply directly through the 2023 Snap Research Internship application.


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for the 2022 Snap Research Fellowship, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be enrolled in a technical graduate program (Master's or Doctorate)
  • Must be registered as a full-time student at an accredited college or university
  • Must remain an active, full-time student for the full duration of the 2023 academic year
  • Must be 18 years or older at the time of entry
  • Must not be an employee, officer, or director of Snap or any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, licensees, or agents, nor an immediate family member of any such individual (i.e., spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses) or those living in the same household of each (whether legally related or not)


Timeline

Applications must be submitted by September 16, 2022. Final selections will be announced in November.