Data Scientist Intern

Job Description

Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) is a unique and diverse small-business engineering firm, headquartered in Central Texas.  PEC’s services range from security consulting and risk mitigation support to the design, research, analysis and testing of protective structures subjected to extreme loads, such as weapons effects, blast, vehicle impact, forced entry attack and natural hazards.  We provide structural and mechanical engineering services; use machine learning (ML) and uncertainty quantification (UQ) techniques to deliver novel solutions to engineering problems; create specialized software for defense and anti-terrorism applications; perform advanced numerical modeling; develop, oversee and perform nonlinear and dynamic testing; develop criteria for protective applications; and, provide training. We work domestically and internationally.

As we continue to expand our services, PEC is looking for an eager and coding-capable engineer or computer scientist intern to support the development of novel ML algorithms that address the unique engineering challenges of our military and civilian clients. Candidates should display advanced problem-solving skills and a knack for implementing solutions to complex technical problems. This role will require strong data analysis abilities, experience with programming/scripting languages (Python), and excellent verbal/written communication skills. As project work can be highly variable, this position requires flexibility, cleverness, and autodidactic learning.

The responsibilities of this role will involve providing support for our current data science and machine learning efforts. Other opportunities to learn/bolster skills in version control, unit testing, software packaging, and marketing will become available as interests dictate.


  • Pursuing B.S. or graduate degree in Data Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Information Systems, or a related field.
  • 3.5 GPA or above.
  • Experience using Python (C++, SQL, and Ruby a plus).
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbal and written technical information.
  • Availability in Summer months (duration ~3 months)
  • Ability to work from Dripping Springs or San Antonio office (remote work is a possibility)
  • No professional experience required.
  • US citizen.

Protection Engineering Consultants LLC (PEC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PEC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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