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Research Internship - Machine Learning Engineer
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Media Intelligence




Entry level

Location: Paris

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Job Description

Linkfluence - A Meltwater Company is looking for a ML Research Intern to join its Artificial Intelligence team and help it develop new Natural Language Processing (NLP) features relying on the literature’s state of the art for its Social Media platform.

We are looking for a creative, proactive, collaborative, and innovation focused mindset. You will work alongside a team of passionate engineers driven by enthusiasm for adopting new technologies and excitement about making the difference for customers using AI.

You will take complete ownership of conducting research over an NLP subject associated with Social Media data (billions of documents and images). Your results will help improve our products and could yield to publishing a paper.

Here are some examples of research subjects you might be working on:

  • Develop and benchmark Language Model pre-trained on Social data (web + social) over existing pre-trained SOTA Language Models.
  • Explore Transformers inference time acceleration possibilities over the existing frameworks (ONNX, TensorRT) and available methods (Distillation, Pruning, Quantization).
  • Explore Graph Neural Networks techniques their potential applications to the world of Social Medias and benchmark those relatively to our currently supported NLP tasks.
  • Develop State of the Art methods to perform toxicity detection over the different Social Media channels (same for fake news detection).
  • Explore possibilities around developing a Multilingual Abstractive Summarization model for 100+ languages.
Skills & Requirements
  • A solid background in Statistics, Linear Algebra and Probability Theory.
  • Strong understanding of Machine Learning techniques, their performance characteristics and their computational tradeoffs.
  • A good background in Computer Science (data structures, algorithms, software design, etc.).
  • Experience with a popular Deep Learning framework (TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc.).
  • Practical knowledge of Python.
  • Fluent in French and in English.

Along with interesting extra skills :

  • Appetite for Software Engineering.
  • Experience with the latest Natural Language Processing techniques is a big plus.
  • Experience with Big Data technologies such as Elasticsearch, HBase, Spark, Kafka, is a plus.


  • You will work with a team of passionate people who are always willing to help and learn from others.
  • You will have the opportunity to apply the most recent literature to concrete AI projects with a real impact on business.
  • As a growing company, we combine a startup mindset with the resources necessary to commit to exciting new initiatives. At Linkfluence, everyone has an opportunity to make a difference.
  • Our Paris office is situated in the heart of Paris, 11th arrondissement (close to Republique), which means we are well-connected.

  • We encourage the diversity of applicants across gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief and disability.*

About the company

Linkfluence first started as a passion project between four students with an ambitious goal: to understand and “map” the social web. Today, Linkfluence is a leading AI-enabled consumer insights company that turns social data into valuable insights for global brands. Our hybrid combination of AI and human expertise is what sets us apart from other social listening players in the industry.

In 2021, Linkfluence was acquired by Meltwater, a leading global provider of media intelligence and social analytics. This important achievement and milestone further highlights Linkfluence’s core mission and vision. This also represents a huge opportunity for growth for the company and for Linkfluencers.

Our AI team is young, diverse, ambitious, and growing rapidly. With Meltwater, we are more than 2000 people across the globe, so there is a lot going on. We believe in diversity and inclusion, and building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This approach not only raises the quality of our products for our customers, but makes collaboration along the way much more fun.

If you’re passionate about staying on top of online trends, if your ambition is to help companies serve their customers, if you’re curious about what’s happening in the world and love to listen to others, and if you’re thrilled to be a part of shaping the future of social media intelligence, then we want to hear from you!

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