Junior Data Scientist Internship-PetSmart

Website PetSmart


About The Team

The Data Science Team at PetSmart is a small but highly visible group with influence across the business. It is part of the Customer Experience team, which works to provide a personalized experience for our consumers backed by best-in-class, data-driven marketing capabilities. Our work is largely focused on driving customer personalization by better understanding our customers through data. We use the latest big data, cloud and machine learning technology to build and deploy models that are consumed by the business in order to directly drive value.

About The Job


  • Experience the Data Scientist function of the leading pet specialty retailer firsthand while you develop the skills to become successful in the world of retail data science.
  • Put your modeling skills to work in regression, classification, clustering, recommender systems and more.
  • Work on and complete your own project designed to make a true impact on the business.
  • Present your recommendations and innovative ideas to PetSmart leaders.
  • Develop and grow your skills with the support of a highly experienced manager and mentor.


  • Junior status (graduating December 2020 or May 2021) pursuing a Data Science, Statistics, Science in Analytics, or other related field of study.
  • Solid critical thinking ability and use of analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication at all levels.
  • Experience with machine learning algorithms.
  • Experience with statistical programming language (R or Python).
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
  • Must be able to produce and present work in a collaborative, team environment.


  • Retailing & Consumer Sciences
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Information Technology

About The Culture


  • 10 week paid summer internship
  • Develop and grow your skills with the support of a caring manager and dedicated mentor
  • Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!
  • “Top Dog” gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers
  • “Sit & Stay” Café serving fresh breakfast and lunch options
  • Starbucks cart—productivity at its finest!
  • Make a difference! Volunteer with your fellow interns during the annual “PetSmart Interns Give Back” day
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