Kick-start your career in data science, with
personal mentorship and hands-on industry experience.
RARE’S STUDENT INCUBATOR
Our student Incubator offers a unique mix of academic mentorship, hand-on project work and technical training. It is a highly selective program where you will be mentored by an industry expert as you develop a pragmatic solution to a real-world problem using machine learning.
Whether it is your thesis or a project you’re passionate about, you will complete the program a more confident coder, make invaluable industry connections and gain a wealth of practical learning which may be applied anywhere you work.
Additional details on the program.
Check out the live blogs of our current student projects!
Our students offer up the details of their projects including links to the tutorials they create. Make sure to visit their “live blogs” often to cheer on their progress!
No cost to participate
Open to students at both partner and non-partner universities
8-40 hours/week (8 hours is the bare minimum; more time is typically required.)
Remote; work from anywhere
OUR ACADEMIC PARTNERS
Is your institution interested in partnering with RaRe?
Contact us today to discuss.
Master’s student in Applied Mathematics focused on machine learning, NLP, and text mining.
Graduate student at the Czech Technical University in Prague, majoring in Artificial Intelligence.
Bhargav Srinivasa Desikan
Machine Learning researcher currently working at INRIA Lille-Nord. I enjoy contributing to Open Source Scientific Computing and thinking of ways you can use Computing to better understand the humanities.
Undergraduate student in CS at BITS Pilani University in Goa, India, interested in NLP. I enjoy contributing to different open source projects. I have a great interest in music, football and tennis.
Researcher at Nara institute of science and technology (a.k.a. NAIST) Enthusiastic about statistics and natural language processing.
IIT-R graduate in Mechanical Engineering, experienced in web development. Generally curious about technology, working on NLP and text analysis.
Student at IIT Delhi Masters programme in Computer Science. I like to use Machine Learning and NLP for real life problems like Recommender Systems.
I am a student at BITS-Bilani. Looking forward to work on language modelling using recurrent neural networks with the gensim open source Incubator.
Student at the University of Science and Technology of China. The Student Incubator Project is a great opportunity for me to contribute to the data science community with some awesome Gensim techniques.
Student at Brooklyn Tech High School in Brooklyn, NY. I worked on Approximate Nearest Neighbours library integration and improving word2vec. Interested in continuing to work on Neural Networks.
- Learn from industry experts
Collaborate with industry experts in data science and machine learning who are ready to share their insights, review your code and invest in your professional development.
- Gain invaluable hands-on experience
Apply what you’re learning in practical ways, test your ideas and work through problems beyond classroom theory.
- Receive scholarships and financial rewards
The most talented students are eligible to receive scholarships and financial compensation for completed projects. Non-partner students may also be compensated on a case-by-case basis.
- Connect with career opportunities
Buff up your résumé with a verifiable trail of accomplishment. Successful Incubator students are considered for collaboration on paid, commercial work with RaRe Technologies – the ultimate way to fast-track your career.
- Improve the world through open source
Make a meaningful contribution to the open source community with the help of an experienced and passionate mentor.
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE INCUBATOR
At RaRe, I worked with Recurrent Neural Networks. The work is very creative, experimental and scientific, yet at the same time very practical.
I experienced the work-flow of a project with many people involved. I learned how to make my work results more formal, reproducible and easily usable by other people.
Šimon Pavlík, Czech Technical University in Prague
No university projects will give you the kind of real world experience you will get here.
I have a background in applied mathematics, and one thing that I learned a lot from was doing software development, using GitHub and collaborating with people. Having someone looking very critically at my code was very beneficial for me. I also appreciate getting to write tutorials for the RaRe Technologies blog.
Ólavur Mortensen, Technical University of Denmark
This is an amazing opportunity, but it isn’t for everyone.
While there is no cost to participate, RaRe invests serious time and attention into our Incubator students and their projects,
and we expect you to do the same.
This program is NOT for you if…
- You are “just curious” or want to “give it a try.”
If you’re not certain that a career in data science/machine learning is for you, this program won’t help you decide. Likewise, this is not a “free ride” or a program you “try out”. It’s an intensive but rewarding experience that you’re either ready to commit to, or you’re not.
- You struggle with time-management.
We’re here to mentor you – not hold your hand. Deadlines are not suggestions and meetings are not optional. If you can’t work independently, please don’t apply.
- You cannot commit to 8-40 hours/week.
We want to maximise the value you get out of this experience, and that means committing to making steady progress. If you rush your code or try to pull an all-nighter, it will show in your work.
- A cover letter
Share who you are, why you’re a fit for the program and why you want to be involved in the program.
- Your academic affiliation
Tell us where you study. We welcome qualified students from both partner and non-partner universities.
- A summary of your skills
Outline your relevant experience, including the programming languages you know and any projects or open source contributions you’ve completed in the past. If you have one, a link to your GitHub would be great to see.
Think of it like an entry exam: we want to see your skills in action and make sure you’re up for the challenge.
If successful, you’ll be admitted to the Incubator and the mentorship will begin.
This can be part of (or grow into) a full academic thesis, or it may simply be a project you are passionate about. You can select a project from our available thesis projects, or present a machine learning idea of your own.
After setting milestones for completion, we’ll connect on weekly progress meetings, code reviews and discussions to offer advice and make sure you’re on track.