Summer Associate Internship (Data Scientist – Real Estate Lending)

at Navy Federal Credit Union
Published September 30, 2023
Location Vienna, United States of America
Category Data Science  
Job Type Internship  


Job Description

REL Predictive Analytics exists to propel NFCU’s data-driven decision-making culture by providing accurate and trustworthy forecasts to its stakeholders, thus providing actionable insights that impact our members, employees, and business performance. The Summer Associate will come alongside the Data Scientists to improve existing analysis, forecasting architectures, and dashboards. The Summer Associate will help further the strategic goals and initiatives of the Predictive Analytics Team while developing strong technical, analytical, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills.

The Summer Associate Program is a 12-week internship program beginning in May 2024 and ending in August 2024. Students will work on impactful projects and meaningful work during their internship. To qualify for this position, applicants must be currently pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university and have an anticipated graduation date of December 2024 or later.

Potential Projects

  • Work directly with project leads to understand requirements and propose key analytics solutions to drive effective decision-making and influence business objectives
  • Identify data patterns and trends to answer business questions and improve decision-making
  • Perform complex analytics, statistical modeling, and visualizations on large data sets to support various business operations and organizational objectives
  • Create or assist in the creation of challenger models, which includes the design, development, coding, and evaluation of complex predictive models and algorithms


  • Retrieve, analyze, and validate data and test accuracy of reported results
  • Work directly with project leads to understand requirements and propose key analytics solutions to drive effective decision-making and influence business objectives
  • Analyze and summarize business operations, customer, and/or economic data in order to improve business intelligence, optimize operating effectiveness, and predict business outcomes
  • Collaborate with team members and participate in team projects and initiatives
  • Effectively communicate data outcomes to business stakeholders and leadership
  • Perform routine assignments with increasing scope and complexity


  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Science, Business Analytics, Statistics, Data Science, Analytics, or other related degree
  • Experience with scripting languages (Python, VBS, PowerShell, JavaScript, R, etc.)
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience with Git for software version control
  • Experience with data visualization (PowerBI, Matplotlib, seaborn)
  • Knowledge of statistical concepts, data structures, and algorithms
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in working with ambiguous problems
  • Interested and excited to collaborate with various business units

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Location:  820 Follin Lane, Vienna, VA 22180 | 5550 Heritage Oaks Dr Pensacola, FL 32526

Navy Federal is now hybrid! Our standard enterprise requirement for a hybrid schedule is to report onsite 4-16 days each month. The number of days reporting onsite will ultimately be determined by the employee's leadership and business unit needs. You will learn more throughout the hiring and onboarding process.

About Us

You have goals, dreams, hobbies, and things you’re passionate about—what’s important to you is important to us. We’re looking for people who not only want to do meaningful, challenging work, keep their skills sharp and move ahead, but who also take time for the things that matter to them—friends, family, and passions. And we're looking for team members who are passionate about our mission—making a difference in military members' and their families' lives. Together, we can make it happen. Don’t take our word for it:

  • Military Times 2022 Best for Vets Employers
  • WayUp Top 100 Internship Programs
  • Forbes® 2022 The Best Employers for New Grads
  • Fortune Best Workplaces for Women
  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®
  • Computerworld® Best Places to Work in IT
  • Ripplematch Campus Forward Award - Excellence in Early Career Hiring
  • Fortune Best Place to Work for Financial and Insurance Services

Equal Employment Opportunity: Navy Federal values, celebrates, and enacts diversity in the workplace. Navy Federal takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans. EOE/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability EOE/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability

Hybrid Workplace: Navy Federal Credit Union is a hybrid workplace, and details will be discussed during your interview process.

Disclaimers: Navy Federal reserves the right to fill this role at a higher/lower grade level based on business need. An assessment may be required to compete for this position. Job postings are subject to close early or extend out longer than the anticipated closing date at the hiring team’s discretion based on qualified applicant volume. Navy Federal Credit Union assesses market data to establish salary ranges that enable us to remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range, based on your experience, location and market position.

Bank Secrecy Act: Remains cognizant of and adheres to Navy Federal policies and procedures, and regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act.