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Data Scientist Internship - ANZ

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design

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We’re looking for the next generation of Canvanauts!

Our Canva internship is a 12-week remote friendly program that runs from the first week of December to the last week of February. There will also be an opportunity to meet your team in person at our flagship campus in Sydney to experience all the magic of Canva in real life. So your summer time is sorted.

As an Intern, you'll have the opportunity to work on real-life projects from start to finish. Along with this, we'll pair you with a Host and assign you a Buddy who will ensure your success every step of the intern journey. Think of them as your own personal intern tour guides.

You’ll be part of a welcoming and inclusive Early Talent community of peers that take pride in Canva’s culture of being good humans and empowering each other to achieve our big goals.

Where and how you can work

Our flagship campus is in Sydney, Australia. We also have a campus in Melbourne and co-working spaces in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. If you call New Zealand home, we have our Auckland co-working space too.

But you have choice in where and how you work. That means if you want to do your thing in the office (if you're near one), at home or a bit of both, it's up to you.

What you’d be doing in this role

As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that's all part of the fun. So this will give you the flavour of the type of things you'll be working on when you start, but this will likely evolve.

At the moment, this role is focused on:

  • Helping us understand both Canva and our customers - we want you to be creative and insightful, rather than just throwing the usual metrics at the wall to see what sticks.
  • Suggesting, setting up, and running interesting experiments that will actually move our metrics - when we push tests to 100% we want to actually see the bump in the relevant metrics.
  • Working alongside other data scientists, software engineers, and product managers to build up your mental model of how our product works and how people are using it.
  • Building and maintain data models in our data warehouse.
  • Analysing A/B tests to uncover the best way forward for our product.
  • Creating predictive models that can help us understand where we’re headed.

You're probably a match if

  • You are currently enrolled and completing your studies between 2025 and mid-2026.
  • You are based in Australia or New Zealand and have working rights. Please note, Canva will not be able to sponsor visas and relocate for Early Talent roles.
  • You have experience wrangling and analyzing data using Python or R.
  • You have proven competency with SQL; experience with big data SQL.
  • You have strong communication skills and are able to break down complex topics into simple solutions and ideas.
  • You are able to commit to the 12-week, full-time summer program from early December 2024 to late February 2025.

We are welcoming applications for Data Science Internship till 21st of April 2024, only.
Following this advertisement closure date, successful applicants will be reached out to directly to proceed to the next step of our Canva Early Talent hiring process.

Here at Canva, we endeavour to respond to every applicant regardless of the outcome, should you not be successful, we will respond to your application within 5 working days after the job closure date.

About the team

At Canva, our mission is to empower the world to design, and we’re looking for insightful data scientists who can help us make that happen.

Our product has grown enormously in the last few years. We now have 100s of millions of users generating enormous quantities of data every single day. To help us fuel our future growth, we need to better understand our data - this is where we need your help.

We're looking for self-motivated individuals who are curious about our product and our users, and who are excited to seek out valuable insights. We don’t want you to just be a resource that answers questions - we want you to act as a genuine data partner with your team and the broader business. We have a LOT of data and need people who can use their skills to help us make the most of it!

Data Scientists at Canva are embedded in cross-functional teams organised around a specific set of user features. This means that we work closely with colleagues in product, design, research, and engineering to produce informed data insights about the set of user features we’re responsible for, and we strive to influence the product roadmap.

But don't just take our word for it, check out what Intern - Yolanda Li has to say about Interning at Canva -

"Put your hand up to every opportunity that comes your way. Even if you feel like you’re not ready for them at all."

What's in it for you?

Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard - and we do - but you'll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too.

Here's a taste of what's on offer:

  • The opportunity to work on a real-life and impactful project from start to finish
  • Mentorship from experienced Canvanauts
  • Budget for Intern run social events throughout the program
  • Flexible working schedule with access to office a campus or co-working hub if you live nearby
  • A campus week in Sydney where you'll get to meet your team in person and experience the Canva magic

Check out for more info.

Other stuff to know

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

We celebrate all types of skills and backgrounds at Canva so even if you don’t feel like your skills quite match what’s listed above - we still want to hear from you!

Please note that for Early Talent roles at Canva, we require full Australian or New Zealand working rights.

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.

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