Data Science Intern

at Picnic Technologies
Published November 3, 2022
Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Category Data Science  
Job Type Internship  


About the job

At Picnic, we’re revolutionizing the way people buy groceries with our innovative and sustainable app-only service. We do almost everything in-house, developing cutting-edge technologies and processes to ensure we continue to grow rapidly without missing a beat. If you’re a passionate Data Science student, we’re offering you the opportunity to join the diverse team at our Amsterdam HQ and make a real difference in our scaleup environment.

🥜 In a nutshell

As an intern on the Data Science team at Picnic, you’ll have the opportunity to own a complete end-to-end data science project that solves a real business problem for Picnic.

Working closely with an experienced Data Scientist, you’ll identify and solve a problem leveraging machine learning. This will involve communicating directly with business stakeholders, designing and building your solution on top of our Data Science Platform, and potentially even getting your model into production!

You might think, ‘Sounds good, but 80% of my job is going to be cleaning data.’ Not here. Our data is registered, logged, consistent, and immaculate. We’re a mature team with the infrastructure, tools, and expertise to get models into production.

Check out some of the machine learning projects done by the Data Science team here:

🎯 What You’ll Do

Previous interns on the Data Science team have worked on a wide variety of projects, including:

  • Customer churn modelling
  • Customer Success (CS) issue detection
  • Customer Success (CS) sentiment analysis
  • Recipe detection
  • Search ranking positional bias estimation
  • And more!

We will work with you to find a project that aligns with your interests and solves a business problem for Picnic.

💻 Technologies we use

  • Python (Scikit-learn, PyTorch, Tensorflow, FastAPI)
  • SQL (Snowflake, Postgres)
  • Git
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Tableau

⭐ About You

  • Working on your Master’s degree or higher in AI, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field
  • Strong Python and SQL skills
  • Strong communication skills and ability to explain complex topics to a less technical audience
  • Able to show initiative and work independently
  • Ability to think outside the box and an anything-is-possible mindset
  • Available for at least 6 months

📖 Picnic perks

Every expert was once a beginner!

You’ll get plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself and grow, including the Picnic Tech Academy, Lunch & Learn sessions, and tailored soft skills training. We also offer free professional weekly language courses.

Make a difference

You’ll work in an awesome scale-up environment with the freedom to drive your own projects and create a visible impact.

Our fully electric vehicles and sustainable business model mean you’ll also be contributing to making the world a better place!

Teamwork makes the dream work

With more than 80 nationalities across 3 countries, you’ll be part of a diverse company with plenty of cool stuff to get involved with, from board game evenings to after-work drinks to our company ski trip and more!

You Are What You Eat

You’ll get freshly prepared, healthy lunches and snacks (with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and halal options). Coffee snob? Don’t worry, our amazing Picnic barista has you covered.

Stay healthy

Mental health is important. As well as having the option to speak with Picnic colleagues who act as confidential advisors, our collaboration with OpenUp gives you easy access to professional psychologists, along with workshops and materials.

There are plenty of sports communities and events to get involved with, from tennis to yoga to climbing!

Attractive package

We offer 800 euros per month as well as 12,5 vacation days for a six-month internship, so you can recharge your batteries

Work-life balance

Where possible, we like to enable people to work in ways that suit their working styles, which is why we have a hybrid-working model. Our teams generally like to have at least one team day per week at the office (the tasty lunch and Barista-made coffee may be a factor), but besides that, it’s up to you and your team.


We care about your health and wellbeing. As such, we currently support online interviews and remote onboarding (learn more about the process here ).

Commitment to equal opportunities

Picnic is an equal opportunity employer—this means that all decisions regarding applications will be based on qualifications and merit. Applicants will be regarded independently of age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, skin color, civil status, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, or any other factors protected by law.

At Picnic, we celebrate and value our differences and are committed to building a safe and inclusive working environment where everyone can be themselves.

Benefits found in job post

  • Medical insurance