Data Scientist Advanced Development Program Internship

Vanguard

Charlotte, NC; Malvern, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Dallas, TX Hybrid Oct 5
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Shape the future of investing

Complement your education with real-world experience in the summer of 2023 as part of the Data & Analytics Advanced Development Programs (ADP). Vanguard’s Data Science Summer Internship Program isn’t just a chance to advance your analytical abilities: it’s an opportunity to impact the financial future of our investors. Here, you can influence strategic decisions at one of the world’s leading investment firms. While we provide the tools for success, you will determine how to use them and make it count.

Step forward with a global market leader

Are you a highly motivated individual with a curious mind and desire to actively improve yourself? Then use your mental agility and resourcefulness to advance our mission – standing up for over thirty million clients worldwide. Here, you will regularly tackle a variety of challenges in a dynamic industry, using your abilities to make real impact – driving initiatives forward in a team environment with a strong interest in developing others.

In this program, you will

  • Engage in high-impact strategic assignments, across various areas of the business. You will perform deep dive diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics to support data-driven business decision making.
  • Participate in critical, relevant projects to uncover insights that will be presented to key leadership – influencing strategic decisions that directly affect organizations across Vanguard
  • Share your insights and drive outcomes individually and in collaborative, encouraging environments
  • Build a network with program managers, alumni, senior leaders and peers
  • Meet regularly with your department manager and internship program manager to receive personalized coaching and mentorship

What it takes

  • An undergraduate degree and graduate studies aligned to Analytics, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or related analytical field of study or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Demonstrated experience in data and analytics, computer science, statistical analysis, machine learning, hypothesis testing and data visualization. You have experience applying statistical and machine learning methods.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and a willingness to explore a variety of challenges and pivot as needed.
  • Proven agility in learning and excellent relationship management skills
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative, collaborate, and work independently
  • Comfort working with multiple tasks and/or projects concurrently
  • Proven leadership abilities and a passion for data and analytics
  • Strong technical competence, including data analytical, statistical, storytelling, and coding skills

Special Factors

  • The start date for this program will be May 2023

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

Future of Work

During the pandemic, we transitioned to a work from home model for the majority of our crew and we continue to interview, hire, and on-board future crew remotely.

As we have developed the path forward, we have taken a thoughtful approach that both maximizes the advantages of working remotely and the many benefits of coming together and collaborating in a shared workspace. We believe that in-person interactions among our crew are important for preserving our unique culture and advantageous for the personal development of our crew.

When our Crew return to the office, many will work in our hybrid model. A smaller proportion of our crew will operate in the Work from Home work model (for example, field sales crew); or in the Work from Office model (for example, portfolio managers).

The working model that your role falls into will be communicated to you in the interview process – please do ask if you are unsure. We encourage you to make the decision regarding your job interview and offer knowing which model your role will fall into. We will test and learn as our ways of working evolve and will continue to evaluate working models along the way.

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Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Financial Planning Services
Other
  • Access to Coaching (Health, Professional, Life)
  • Community Service Programs
  • Hybrid Work Options
  • Pet Insurance
  • Public Transportation Assistance
  • Travel Required
Accessibility
  • Accessible Building
  • Accessible Work Environment
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Offsite Company Events
  • On Site Gym/Fitness
  • Snacks Provided
  • Special Discounts
Parental Benefits
  • Childcare Assistance Programs
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Nursing Room
  • Parental Leave
PTO/Flexibility
  • Commitment to Work/Life Harmony
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days
  • PTO
Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • FSA
  • Gym Reimbursement/Discounts
  • Health Insurance
  • HRA
  • HSA
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Onsite Gym
  • Short Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
Professional Development
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement
What kinds of things did Vanguard do for employees to ease the transition to working from home? At the start of the pandemic, Vanguard made a big push for employees to get comfortable working from home. It sent new desk chairs and office equipment to any employee that needed it, and offered a child relief policy (a 6-8 week plan at 50% salary) and expanded sick leave to help employees adjust to their new work-life balance. Additionally, they paid out performance bonuses two months early this year. When we return to work, or what we call “the next normal,” the plan is to offer employee support in a variety of ways: How to increase your impact, be an inclusive team member, work smarter and optimize your work experience. It will also offer support groups for emotional, physical and financial well-being, in addition to the already existing personal and professional specialty programs like Vanguard’s Technology Leadership Program geared towards grads who want to develop their technical expertise, and resources for continuing education and reducing student loan debt. How has COVID-19 affected hiring? The biggest question we get from remote tech candidates is will they have to relocate when everyone eventually returns to the office. Many are hoping to work from where they are forever. Because our tech teams do so much work together in the lab, once we go back, we will need everyone to work from our office in Malvern, PA. In terms of the hiring process, everything has gone virtual, so it’s much faster than our previous process of scheduling and flying people in for interviews. Regardless of how we do it, our goal is always to fill a role within 55 days from start to finish. What qualities do you look for in tech job candidates? We look for innovative, solution-driven developers who understand the limits of the latest technology and are capable of coming up with ideas and products that haven't been created yet. On the other side of the coin, we want those same people to have good business acumen, project management skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders. So it’s a bit of both worlds. You need to be able to write code and then have the soft skills to explain your work to stakeholders with a range of technical understanding. What is the pace like at Vanguard? The technical team at Vanguard works in an agile work environment, so they work quickly and intelligently. Over the last couple of years, Vanguard has enabled a robust continuous delivery system where folks can get new feature updates into production in less than 15 minutes to begin testing in live product environments, where in years past it would take months to get something into production.