As a Penn State undergraduate student majoring in information sciences and technology, Joel Seidel was looking for a way to leverage his coding skills to earn a paycheck.
Join the Advance Team
Use AI for Good to make the world a better place
We’re looking for some of Penn State’s brightest minds to join Nittany AI Advance project teams. These are highly competitive positions that are open to students who can demonstrate relevant experience and/or course work and have a desire to use AI to make the world a better place. All project teams will use the Agile software development methodology, collaborating to create proofs of concept for AI solutions for real clients within and outside of Penn State. We’re now accepting applications for the following positions:
- Data Scientist: Research algorithms in machine learning to identify viable project approaches, design prototypes that connect data sources to a concrete use case, and develop code to test the efficacy and efficiency of algorithms against real-world data.
- Front-End Developer: Build upon wireframes and concepts created by a UX designer; produce, modify, and maintain web application user interfaces; work with data scientists in back-end design, collaborating on APIs, data structure, and data integration; maintain software workflow, versioning, and testing during development and address any bugs; document all code according to common development best practices and create technical documentation of project work to facilitate knowledge sharing.
- Natural Language Processing Engineer: Research algorithms in machine learning to identify viable project approaches, design prototypes that connect data sources to a concrete use case, and develop code to build and improve upon a prototype optical character recognition and natural language processing solution.
- Project Leader: Act as a scrum master or conduit between a project team and the program manager; manage end-to-end delivery of AI projects including deliverables, project meetings, budget, team capacity, and risks and issues.
All positions can expect to work 15–20 hours each week for a full semester, and successful completion of an Advance internship satisfies the internship requirements of most colleges.
See examples of Advance projects that use AI for Good.