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Data Engineering Intern


Kansas City & Orlando

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.

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 professional services:

Strategic Planning UX/UI Design
Data Engineering Information Design
Data Science Data Visualization
Data Analysis Tableau Training


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

1. Do the Right Thing

2. Continuous Improvement

3. Work to Live (Not Live to Work)

4. Build World-Class Data Products

5. Respect Team, Clients, Community

Playfair Data’s 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


Internship Specifics

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

Help develop/automate/improve an internal process through either code, ETL tools or some combination of the two

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

Participate in all-hands meetings, share status updates on relevant projects, present large project milestones


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 (at least Sophomore status) 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

• Available to international students with existing work authorization

• 160 total hours, worked in a flexible, part-time capacity, over 8 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.)
  • Have a general understanding of combining tables (Unions, types of Joins, etc.)

• Possess genuine curiosity and interest in data preparation

• Completed coursework in data analytics or engineering

• Experience with SQL, Python, 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

• Reside in Florida, Kansas, or Missouri


How to Apply

• Email resume and answers to the below personal statement questions to [email protected]

• 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. What are you hoping to gain from this internship experience and how will that help you achieve your career goals?


Application Deadline:  April 1, 2024

Selection/Notification Date:  May 1, 2024

Fill out the form to apply.

Or send your resume directly to [email protected].

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