Data Science Intern

Full time

Employment Information

About Us

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working policy that will allow you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees as well as condensed working patterns (4 day week/9 day fortnight).

Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance.

Nature of the Work

The D3 group is a central team that supports all areas of the enterprise. At any given time, there will be dozens of R&D projects in progress. As part of D3, you will join a team assigned to one of these projects, where you and your teammates will work together to solve a complex problem. Projects can range from developing a text recognition model to help insurance adjusters settle claims, to creating a neural net to recognize and categorise storm damage. Other projects include building GLMs to predict loss and creating transformer-based models to determine customer chat intent.

The Team and the Role

Data, Discovery, and Decision Science (D3) is the research and analytics organization at Allstate. In D3, you’ll be surrounded by 360+ tenacious and intellectually curious colleagues in an inclusive culture that encourages you to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good. We are solving some of today’s most complicated analytics problems, making the lives of our Allstate colleagues easier and more productive, and driving our mission to deliver targeted insurance solutions to our customers. We are partnering to incorporate analytics into every aspect of the enterprise. We are avid about learning new ways to get the most value from our massive data resources and leading-edge technology. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. We strive to hire people from different backgrounds so that we can better serve our diverse customer needs.

This role is responsible for leading the use of data to make decisions. This includes: the development and execution of new machine learning predictive modeling algorithms, the coding/development of tools that use machine learning/predictive modeling to make business decisions, searching for and integrating new data (both internal and external) that improves our modeling and machine learning results (and ultimately our decisions), and discovery of solutions to business problems that can be solved through the use of machine learning/predictive modeling.

The Internship

Each year we invite a small group of individuals to work with us for a 12-week period around June-Aug. We look for those with a passion for finding great solutions to complex problems, and enthusiasm for quickly learning whatever techniques and technology are right for the job. Degree title is not important to us; what is important is a drive to learn and succeed.

Successful candidates will avail of our hybrid work model during the summer of 2024 among more than 30 experienced data scientists and engineers, and will work with a team that spans multiple locations. They’ll learn about how data science techniques are used to solve business problems, then apply this knowledge on a challenging research project which will be of real value to Allstate.

Those who successfully complete their 12-week internship with Allstate Northern Ireland may be made offers of permanent employment with Allstate. These positions will be conditional and commence post-graduation and will be subject to the student securing a first-class classification in their BSc degree or a Distinction or equivalent in their Master’s Degree or PHD.

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK'
  • Must be eligible to travel to the US
  • First class degree (attained or expected) in a field which builds skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and continuous learning AND
  • In final year of a Bachelor’s degree OR
  • In final or penultimate year of a Masterʼs degree OR
  • In final or penultimate year of a PhD program

Interview Process

Candidates should note that a technical preliminary test will be sent out on Wednesday 21st February which you will have 7 days to complete.

Candidates must be available to attend an Assessment Centre on Tuesday 5th March (we can offer both in-person and virtual options)

Candidates must be available to attend a virtual interview on either the Wednesday 13th or Thursday 14th March.

Please note we cannot be flexible with the above dates.

What we offer

As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 & 2022 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.

Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.

We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.

We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.

Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities

Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants. This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.

Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 15th February 2024


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