At the end of college years, it can be very confusing to start determining your next steps. Are you 100% convinced about your choice of study? Do you have doubts about how your education plays out in practice? These questions certainly don't come as a surprise. There is a lot coming at you. For this reason, it is very interesting to explore the field in practice. Luckily, schools often offer that option through internships.
Need some advice on how to take your first steps in a professional field? We wrote a blogpost with some advice to get you started.
Back to the internship topic! At ML6 we find it extremely important to let people grow and discover where their strengths lie. We invest in people and our collaboration with various colleges and universities. Every year, we have about 20 students that we enjoy mentoring on specific internship projects. And the fun thing is, you as an intern also decide the direction and content of this internship project.
Things are moving fast in the technology world, and ML6 is jumping on this express train to accelerate. To make more impact with our AI solutions for different industries, we have recently introduced new focus domains within our company. These domains are flexible over time. Good news: there is still room for you on this express train as well!
You can apply for an internship position at ML6 in one of the following domains:
Information Management ℹ️
The Information Management unit powers the ML6 teams with effective information. In order to this, we develop a series of internal tools (e.g. dashboards, applications, etc). We offer you an opportunity to work hands-on on applications, be it backend and/or frontend. We are looking for candidates that have worked with mainstream backend (preference: Python) and/or frontend languages (preference: React).
GenAI NLP 📖
LLMs like GPT promise to fundamentally change knowledge work. Many challenges remain, however, related to alignment, security, truthfulness, bias, performance, latency, cost and others. Work on one of these problems and help move forward the field towards truly useful, robust and measurable large language model applications! Potential topics include local language LLMs, domain-specific fine-tuning, performance benchmarking of LLMs, tabular data understanding…
GenAI Vision 👁️
Image generation models like Stable Diffusion are revolutionizing the creative industries and beyond by sharply increasing the reach and productivity of designers and allowing lay people to create prototypes in minutes. Techniques like Dreambooth and ControlNet further allow for the guidance of generative models in clever ways. Help us push the boundaries of AI image generation by researching new ways of guiding image generation and develop domain-specific use cases. Potential topics include domain-specific fine-tuning (e.g. food photography, fashion…), ControlNet guidance, Gligen…
Digital Twins - Industry 4.0 ♊
This domain focuses on using AI in the context of Industry 4.0. Think about digital twins, predictive maintenance, root cause analysis, process optimisation, process steering. We also see value for use cases where labeling data is expensive or difficult to do, which we tackle by using segment anything model, active learning or surrogate models. Potential subtopics include PINNs, Digital Office, Azure IoT...
Fondant - open source 🍫
Foundation models learn new knowledge and skills through cleverly prepared data. Help us push the boundaries of data creation, curation and augmentation by researching new functionalities and developing components and pipelines for the Fondant open source framework developed by ML6. Potential subtopics include bias removal, knowledge domain-based filtering, synthetic data generation, topic-based fine-tuning, distillation…
AI in Bio 🧬
Biology is intrinsically complex and diverse. Despite, decades of research, nature still holds many secrets. Today, there is an opportunity for AI to support the experts: mapping experiment input and output over very complex biological functions. Potential subtopics include Drug Discovery and Omics analysis.
AI can optimize resource management, enhance grid efficiency, and accelerate the transition to clean energy. This intersection holds the key to a sustainable and greener future, making it a crucial avenue for innovation and progress.
Potential subtopics within the energy domain include leveraging and combining open-data forecasts to improve anticipated renewable energy generation, balancing the net with AI, closing the gap between energy finance and actual supply-demand by deepdiving into forecasted energy trading and optimising residential energy consumption. For the last one you could even get to use your own smart meter data!
Operations is a term subsuming DevOps and MLOps. DevOps refers to a set of standards, practices and tooling that enable fast/high quality delivery and continuous improvements. MLOps extends DevOps to ML systems, which come with a set of challenges related to the training, deployment, monitoring and tracking of models.
For some of our most frequently solved challenges we offer hybrid solutions. These projects are based on a shared codebase and internships are centered on extending the shared codebase based on latest technical developments. Applications range from process steering in manufacturing to computer vision diagnostics and entity recognition in legal documents. Potential topics are domain adaptation, zero shot learning and more.
Pfiew, that’s a lot to choose from!
We give our interns every opportunity to get the most out of their time at ML6. Curious about who came before you and what the outcome of their internship was? You can read Clément's blog post about the development of a generative AI solution for product photography here and Robin's blog post about AI image generation without copyright infringement here.
Fun fact? In 2023, we have already offered three interns a permanent contract to officially launch their careers as ML6 agents.
Unleash your potential! We are looking for interns for our offices in Berlin, Amsterdam and Ghent. Does one of these topics above appeal to you? Then apply quickly!
Would you like to discuss a topic yourself? Let us know in your application. We are always open to ideas!