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Data Engineering Intern


Kansas City & Orlando

Program Information

At Playfair Data, our purpose is to positively impact the world by improving how data is translated into valuable insight. We believe the key to extracting value from data is visualization – which is why our name is a nod to the inventor of data visualization, William Playfair. While still recognizing the value of the past, our team is transforming the future with data and design.

We are a full service consultancy offering a comprehensive menu of services to support the data analytics needs of any company, regardless of industry or size. Our expert team offers the following services:

Strategic Planning User Experience Research
Data Engineering User Interface Design
Data Science Data Visualization
Data Analysis Tableau Training


We strive to uphold the following three core objectives and values to help fulfill those commitments to our clients and each other:

1. Do the Right Thing

Impact Authenticity Integrity


2. Continuous Improvement

Diversity Humility Ambition


3. Work to Live (Not Live to Work)

Efficiency Wellbeing Connection


The goal of Playfair Data’s internship program is to identify and develop extraordinary raw talent; leaders and visionaries who will use data to change the world. Our interns contribute to the design and engineering of the visual analytics tools created across our diverse portfolio of clients, while developing technical, tactical, and other skills that will accelerate their success.


Internship Highlights

• One-on-one mentorships

• Introductions to leaders in the industry

• Support creating a professional brand and portfolio

• Possible college or graduate program credit

• Full-time employment opportunities post internship


Internship Specifics

Work under the direction of a Data Engineer to design, prepare, and quality check a dataset to be used in a visual analytics project

Turn one insight from this work into a blog post or other piece of content that can be publicly shared on the Playfair Data site and in your portfolio

Shadow Playfair Data team members to learn about the holistic process from gathering requirements to implementation

Collaborate with other members of the Playfair Data team to meet project deadlines


Candidate Description

You enjoy building order out of chaos, have a keen eye for typos and other mistakes, play the detective and can troubleshoot like a pro, are comfortable with numbers, and like Excel more than Word.



• Open to undergraduate and graduate students (working toward a degree in Business, IT, or Analytics) or persons with an existing degree enrolled in or who have completed a related certification or non-degree program

• Undergraduate student applicants must in their senior year and within six months of graduation

• Available to international students with existing work authorization

• 250 total hours, worked in a flexible, part time capacity, over 10-12 weeks

• Compensation of $15 per hour

• Primarily remote, but some in-person meetings may be required


Required/Desired Skills

• Applicants should be able to:

  •     Describe different data types (String, Float, Datetime, etc.) 
  •     Discuss techniques for combining tables (Unions, types of Joins, etc.)
  •     Find and resolve common data cleaning problems (dedupe rows, standardize formatting, impute null values, detect outliers, etc.)

• Possess genuine curiosity and interest in data preparation

• Completed coursework in data analytics or engineering

• Experience with SQL, Tableau Prep, or Alteryx is a plus

• Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and G-Suite products (i.e. Gmail, Google Drive, etc.) is preferred


Additionally, Interns Must

• Be reliable, responsive, and conduct themselves in a professional manner

• Demonstrate a commitment to timeliness

• Possess good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, and be able to interact with a wide variety of personality types, across a variety of communication channels

• Possess excellent problem solving, critical thinking, quality assurance, and analytical skills

• Pay careful attention to detail, maintain accuracy and focus while working with data

• Be discreet and able to maintain strict client and company confidentiality

• Have the ability to use a computer keyboard and be able to tolerate repetitive motion and eye strain resulting from extensive utilization of computer hardware and software


How to Apply

• Email resume and answers to the below personal statement questions to

• Personal statement questions:

1. At Playfair Data, it all comes back to our number one objective, which is toDo the Right Thing.  In your own words, tell us what this means to you, either personally, professionally, or both.

2. From our list of nine company values (impact, diversity, efficiency, etc.), please identify the two that resonate most with you, and tell us why.


Application Deadline:  April 14, 2023

Selection/Notification Date:  May 1, 2023

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