Data Science Summer Intern at Fitch Inc

Posted in General Business 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: New York, New York

Job Description:

At Fitch, we have an open culture where employees are able to exchange ideas and perspectives, throughout the organization, irrespective of their seniority. Your voice will be heard allowing you to have a real impact. We embrace diversity and appreciate authenticity encouraging an environment where employees can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective. Fitch is also committed to supporting its employees by advancing conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion. Fitch's Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been established by employees who have joined together as a workplace community based on similar backgrounds or life experiences. Fitch's ERGs are available to connect employees with others within the organization to offer professional and personal support.

With our expertise, we are not only creating data and information, but also producing timely insights from every angle to influence decision making in this ever changing and highly competitive market. We have a relentless hunger to innovate and unlock the power of human insights and to drive value for our customers. There has never been a better time to make an impact and we invite you to join us on this journey.

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide have helped fund a century of growth and enables you to make important credit judgments with confidence.

The Emerging Technology team's mandate is to coordinate and catalyze the adoption of disruptive AI, machine learning, and automation solutions across the Fitch Group.

Specific Emerging Technology team objectives are:

  • Lead AI/ML/Automation technology and vendor relationships
  • AI/ML/Automation technology implementation at the enterprise level (in partnership with business and product owners)
  • Enterprise data science products, processes, and solutions (predictive models, model governance and quality)
  • Lead and support other enterprise-level initiatives.

Job Description - NLP Intern ( Duration : ~12 weeks from May through Aug 2023)

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of present-day AI/ML capabilities, has developed and tested AI/ML based models. As a member of the Emerging Tech Data Science team you will work on challenging research problems that have a direct impact on Fitch's ESG Ratings business. The primary responsibility is to develop a new Q&A modeling capability to find, extract and rank relevant information from large corpus of documents to aid the ratings process.


  • Conduct research and experiments using SOTA NLP models.
  • Expand on current rule-based proto type to experiment with NLP methodologies
  • Work with broader team to identify data gaps and develop new ways to gather training data if required.
  • Present findings (written reports or oral presentations, as appropriate)
  • Qualifications - Required Skills:

    • Experience using Machine Learning / Deep learning / Neural Networks techniques.
    • Understanding of Open-source SOTA NLP models and approaches - Few-Shot based models, BERT models, and overview of Transfer Learning methodologies
    • Strong programming skills with preferred tech stack - Python, PyTorch, Sagemaker
    • Experience running machine learning experiments and writing test cases
    • Good communication skills

    Preferred Skills:

    • Prior experience working with off-the-shelf model fine-tuning processes

    Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning.

    For more information please visit our websites: | |

    Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch's credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.

    Fitch is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

    FOR NEW YORK ROLES ONLY: Expected base pay rates for the role will be between $20.00/hr and $45.00/hr. Actual salaries will be determined on an individualized basis and may vary based on factors including but not limited to education, training, experience, past performance, and other job-related factors. Base pay is one part of Fitch's total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include commission earnings, discretionary bonuses, long-term incentives, and other benefits sponsored by Fitch.

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