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Applied Research Scientist Intern

GrammarlyInternshipHybrid; United StatesDec 6, 2023
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Grammarly is excited to offer a remote-first hybrid working model. Team members work primarily remotely in the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Germany, or Poland. Certain roles have specific location requirements to facilitate collaboration at a particular Grammarly hub.

All roles have an in-person component: Conditions permitting, teams meet 2–4 weeks every quarter at one of Grammarly’s hubs in San Francisco, Kyiv, New York, Vancouver, and Berlin, or in a workspace in Kraków. This flexible approach gives team members the best of both worlds: plenty of focus time along with in-person collaboration that fosters trust and unlocks creativity.

Grammarly team members in this role must be based in the United States or Canada, and they must be able to collaborate in person for 2 weeks during the duration of the internship, traveling if necessary to the hub(s) where the team is based.

The opportunity 

Grammarly is the world’s leading AI writing assistance company trusted by over 30 million people and 70,000 professional teams every day. From instantly creating a first draft to perfecting every message, Grammarly’s product offerings help people at 96% of the Fortune 500 get their point across—and get results. Grammarly has been profitable for over a decade because we’ve stayed true to our values and built an enterprise-grade product that’s secure, reliable, and helps people do their best work—without selling their data. We’re proud to be one of Inc.’s best workplaces, a Glassdoor Best Place to Work, one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential Companies, and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in AI.

To achieve our ambitious goals, we’re looking for a motivated PhD student to join our Research team in the USA for three months in 2024. We seek students who, ideally, are nearing the completion of their PhD and have a background in natural language processing, machine learning, and deep learning. The internship has flexible start dates. 

This intern will contribute to multiple areas of challenging problems, including writing assistance, controllable text generation, summarization, personalization, responsible AI, and many others. Our Research team actively publishes in leading journals and participates in conferences, all while creating the next generation of features and product offerings for tens of millions of daily active users. 

Grammarly’s engineers and researchers have the freedom to innovate and uncover breakthroughs—and, in turn, influence our product roadmap. The complexity of our technical challenges is growing rapidly as we scale our interfaces, algorithms, and infrastructure. Read more about it on our technical blog.

Your impact

As an Intern at Grammarly, you’ll work with our research scientists, engineers, and linguists. Most of the problems we’re tackling haven’t yet been solved elsewhere, providing the opportunity for creativity and innovative problem-solving. In this role, you will apply your knowledge and learn new skills to improve our writing assistance systems and conduct foundational, exploratory research, pushing the boundaries of the field and powering the next generation of writing assistance tools.

In this role, you will: 

  • Develop state-of-the-art tools for correcting, improving, and enhancing written English using various NLP, machine learning, and deep learning technologies.
  • Produce sound experimental results to enable decision-making as we iterate on projects.
  • Be results-oriented in the face of ambiguous problems and uncertain outcomes.
  • Contribute to the broader research community by publishing research papers in machine learning, natural language processing, and related areas.

We’re looking for someone who

  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • Is inspired by our MOVE principles, which are the blueprint for how things get done at Grammarly: move fast and learn faster, obsess about creating customer value, value impact over activity, and embrace healthy disagreement rooted in trust.
  • Can collaborate in person for 1–2 weeks during the summer, traveling if necessary to our San Francisco hub where our teams meet.
  • Can solve large, complex problems with multiple stakeholders and no obvious solutions.
  • Takes initiative and drives results.
  • Applies creativity to solve problems that haven’t been solved before.
  • Follows the data ruthlessly, looking for evidence to disconfirm hypotheses and changing perspectives when the data indicates.

Support for you, professionally and personally

  • Professional growth: We believe that autonomy and trust are key to empowering our team members to do their best, most innovative work in a way that aligns with their interests, talents, and well-being. We support professional development and advancement with training, coaching, and regular feedback.
  • A connected team: Grammarly builds a product that helps people connect, and we apply this mindset to our own team. Our remote-first hybrid model enables a highly collaborative culture supported by our EAGER (ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable) values. We work to foster belonging among team members in a variety of ways. This includes our employee resource groups, Grammarly Circles, which promote connection among those with shared identities, such as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ team members, women, and parents. We also celebrate our colleagues and accomplishments with global, local, and team-specific programs. 


The expected pay for this position is noted below and may be modified in the future. 

$55.00 USD/hour

We encourage you to apply

At Grammarly, we value our differences, and we encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in tech organizations—to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected by law. Grammarly is an equal opportunity employer and a participant in the US federal E-Verify program (US). We also abide by the Employment Equity Act (Canada).

Please note that EEOC is optional and specific to US-based candidates.



All team members meeting in person for official Grammarly business or working from a hub location are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19.