Snap Inc is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company’s three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and it's AR glasses, Spectacles.

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. 

At Snap Inc. we believe that being together in person helps us build our culture faster, reinforce our values, and serve our community, customers and partners better through dynamic collaboration. To reflect this, we practice a “default together” approach and expect our team members to work in an office at least 80% of the time (an average of 4 days per week)

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 graduate program (PhD preferred) in a technical field, such as Computer Science, Graduating no sooner than December 2024
  • 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

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 parental leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!