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Meta is hiring a Research Scientist Intern, AI Sequential Decision-Making (PhD)

Meta is seeking Research Interns within Core ML, with a focus on sequential decision-making (planning, reinforcement learning, etc.). We are committed to making fundamental advances in artificial intelligence technologies that can be applied to Augmented Reality. Our interns have an opportunity to make core algorithmic advances and have their ideas applied to Meta products at an unprecedented scale. The primary outcome of internships will be a publication based on research conducted on open source environments/datasets.

Our team at Meta AI offers twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) weeks long internships and we have various start dates throughout the year. To learn more about our research, visit Scientist Intern, AI Sequential Decision-Making (PhD) Responsibilities

  • Perform fundamental and applied research to push the scientific and technological frontiers of decision-making.
  • Invent/improve novel algorithms for planning and reinforcement learning.
  • Enable long-horizon reasoning for decision-making tasks (e.g., games, control tasks, navigation, manipulation).
  • Investigate paradigms that can deliver a spectrum of behaviors relevant to Reality Labs technologies – from goal-conditioned to reward-based formulations, model-based to model-free algorithms, neural to symbolic representations, etc.
  • Topics may include (but are not limited to) using foundational models for decision making, learning plannable representations, hierarchical reinforcement learning via manager-worker abstractions, and abstraction in multimodal RL. A concrete focus will be decided based on the intern’s strengths and research interests.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Research experience with algorithms for sequential decision-making, e.g., planning, reinforcement learning, or similar.
  • Experience with deep learning frameworks such as Pytorch or Tensorflow. Experience with C, C++, or Python.
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, AAAI, ACL or similar.
  • Experience building systems based on machine learning / deep learning methods.
  • Experience with manipulating and analyzing complex, large scale, high-dimensionality data from varying sources.
  • Intent to return to the degree program after the completion of the internship/co-op.

About Meta

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

Meta is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to

$7,650/month to $10,250/month + benefits

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Menlo Park, CA

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Compensation: $90,000 - $120,000

Location: Menlo Park, CA

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