Machine Learning Engineer Intern - Fall 2019 at Nextdoor
San Francisco, CA, US

Nextdoor is hiring a small cohort of Engineering Interns to join our team for Fall 2019 and help in transforming the way people connect and communicate with their neighbors! If you get excited about solving complex problems, are obsessed with using code to help people, and thrive in highly collaborative, mission-driven environments, we want to meet you! Join us in building a new way to communicate on the local level.

As an ML Engineering Intern at Nextdoor, you’ll own a project and work alongside our ML engineering team to implement full features from ideation through launch. The team pursues research & development in the areas of machine learning (ML) with particular focus on deep learning (DL), Natural Language Processing, information retrieval/search (NLP/NLU), optimization. As a member of the team, you will work on some of the most challenging technical problems, develop new ML solutions that will impact future Nextdoor products, and collaborate with the best product teams to integrate your ideas into products. Throughout the fall, your mentor will work with you 1:1 on your intern project, help you learn to navigate our code base and teach you the best practices of engineering development - all while making sure you have fun along the way. Our internships are paid, about 16 weeks long, and are based at our Nextdoor HQ office in downtown San Francisco.


  • Currently pursuing a Master’s/Ph.D. degree in Computer Science with expected graduation in 2020
  • Excellent understanding of deep learning techniques, i.e., CNN, RNN, LSTM, BERT, XLNet, attention models, and optimization methods
  • Strong publication record demonstrating innovative research
  • Excellent programming skills in Python, C/C++, CUDA or other GPGPU is a plus
  • Knowledge of common ML frameworks and Infrastructure pipelines
  • Expected to perform well in a fast-paced environment, to execute on the tasks assigned, to meet the production deadlines and, at the same time, to explore independently new innovative ideas that can improve and transform the product experience
  • Passion for the Nextdoor mission and building extraordinary products


  • Company sponsored intern events
  • Free catered dinners Monday through Thursday and catered lunch on Wednesdays
  • Fully stocked kitchens with drinks, healthy snacks and more

To learn more, check out our engineering blog: Enjoy!