Data Engineer Intern


What you will do as a Data Engineer Intern

As an intern you will help to build data solutions for our clients and partners, supporting the work of our data engineers and statisticians based at our offices in Reading. By getting involved in different projects, you will develop skills in the areas of database design, server management, development of dashboards for end users and the creation of mobile applications for data collection and information sharing.

You will also help our team develop training guides and resources on good data management practice. This includes opportunities to get involved in the creation of short video screencasts and e-learning presentations explaining specific concepts of data management and engineering.

This is what we offer you

  • A challenging internship for one year.
  • Depending on your interest and your performance during the internship, after one year you may be offered a promotion and the option to continue working at Stats4SD.
  • During the internship you will receive a salary of between £18,000 and £23,000 per year depending on your qualifications and what you can bring to the team.
  • 26 days of paid holiday per year plus UK bank holidays.
  • A friendly and flexible work environment.

What do you need to apply for the internship?

  1. A BSc (2:1 or equivalent) or MSc in a data science related discipline.
  2. Knowledge of database concepts and structures.
  3. Demonstrable ability to write scripts in at least one programming language. We would want to see some code you have written, so be prepared to demonstrate it to us.
  4. Be able to learn about new programming tools and methods through on-the-job learning and with support from colleagues.
  5. Be excited at the opportunity of providing a varied range of support to researchers working across a broad range of disciplines to clients based around the world.
  6. Willingness to travel to developing countries.

Download a printable version of this job from here: Job advertisement Data Engineer Intern (PDF)

How to apply

Send a copy of your CV at jobs2018 at Please include a letter (1200 words maximum) telling us why you would like to join our team and how you think you can contribute to our work.  If you are selected for an interview we will ask you to bring with you/show us something you have programmed. This does not need to be work related, but hopefully will allow you to show off your programming skills.

Deadline for applications: 17 September 2018 09:00 UK time.
are likely to take place in the week of 24 September 2018.

How to Build your case to come to work with us

We would love to hear from you, so please do not shy away from telling us what makes you tick and what you are good at! When you write to us, let us know if you have knowledge or familiarity with any of the areas described below. Please do not feel intimidated or assume that you need to address every item. The list is intended to give you information about the type of work we do and the tools we use. We want someone who is keen to learn, is motivated and has potential to achieve. We will help you realising your potential.  If you have interests and skills that are different from those mentioned, do not forget to tell us! Do you have any of the following?

  • How good are your information technology skills? Have you ever developed an app? A website? Can you set up a virtual server? Do not forget to mention your skills with Office
  • Data management skills. Have you ever managed data? How good is your Excel? Tell us about what you can do with SQL

You may also want to tell us about your familiarity or skills on

  • Are you good at learning by doing?
  • Can you show us anything you have programmed? Show us what you can do!
  • Do you use GitHub?
  • Have you ever been involved in the use of mobile devices for data collection, what about mobile device forms development?
  • Do you have hardware related skills? Perhaps you built your first computer!? Can you set up computer networks? Are you the person that everyone goes for advice on computers/smart phones/WI-FI/etc?
  • Do you enjoy helping others?
  • Have you ever worked in a multi-disciplinary research team?
  • Are you interested in international development?
  • Do you have any of the following attributes?
    • Ability to work under pressure to ‘get the job done’
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Willingness to learn new data management skills and new software

We are sorry, but we are unable to help you getting a work permit in the UK for this position. To qualify for this job, you need to have a right to work in the UK.