Data Science Intern - Audience Methods

Data Science Intern - Audience Methods - 10402

Data Science - USA Chicago, Illinois 

The Big Data team within the Audience Methods organization supports U.S. Television and Digital Audience Measurement initiatives at Nielsen. These responsibilities include developing and implementing foundational methodologies across products, researching critical methodology enhancements for existing products, and assisting with quality initiatives. The team’s current primary focus includes integrating big data with traditional panel measurement into the TV and Digital Audience Measurement services.



  • Support complex research projects from beginning to end -- direct project planning, develop innovative new methodologies, enhance existing methodologies, run simulations and analyses, etc.

  • Work with cross-functional teams to productionalize, validate, and optimize methodologies

  • Summarize, document, and communicate research findings to audiences of varying levels of subject matter expertise



  • Strong programming ability, preferably in python, SQL, and Spark

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interest in developing data science fundamentals

  • Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering, statistics, mathematics, social sciences, biological/physical sciences; Masters preferred

About Nielsen:

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content — video, audio, and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement.

By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Internship 

Primary Location:  Chicago,Illinois 

Secondary Locations: , , , 

Travel:  No 

Full time
Chicago, Illinois 60290, US