Descript is offering research internships to PhD and motivated masters students working in machine learning, human computer interaction, natural language processing, computer vision or computer audition. At Descript, we make technology that is transformative for content creation and media editing. Join us and help a passionate cross-disciplinary team of researchers, engineers, and designers build the next generation of media creation tools.
As a research intern, you will collaborate with our research and/or engineering teams to develop exciting and novel technology, as well as work closely with researchers who regularly publish in top-tier journals and conferences. We are also interested in fostering ongoing collaborations, and are open to longer term projects that may become part of your PhD thesis, while also having meaningful impact for Descript users. Descript is the perfect vehicle for deploying cutting edge research to real users.
Our research team is located primarily in Montreal, with some researchers working from France, as well as the Bay Area. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the location of the internship will be flexible, if not remote. You will be paired with a full-time researcher on a project tailored towards your skillset and interests.  The expected duration of the internship is anywhere between 3-6 months, and start dates are flexible.


  • Pursuing a PhD or Master’s degree with a focus on one or more of the following research areas: computer audition, human computer interaction (with either a video or audio focus), computer vision, deep learning, and computer vision.
  • Track record of developing new research ideas, as demonstrated by one or more first author publications or projects.
  • Publications at top ML/Audio/HCI conferences is a big plus: CHI, UIST, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, ISMIR, Interspeech, ICASSP.

About Descript

Descript is building the next generation of tools for communicating with video and audio. We are a team of 85 (planning to double in 2022) — with a proven CEO and the backing of some of the world’s greatest investors (Andreessen HorowitzRedpoint VenturesSpark Capital). Descript HQ is in San Francisco, and our AI research team, Lyrebird, is based in Montreal.

Descript is the special company that’s in possession of both product market fit and the raw materials (passionate user community, great product, large market) for growth, but is still early enough that each new employee has a measurable influence on the direction of the company.

As a small startup, Descript relies on employees who thrive in an environment where they are regularly called upon to translate high level goals into day-to-day priorities, and are regularly presented with technical and business challenges that extend beyond their comfort zone.

Benefits include a generous healthcare package, catered lunches, and unlimited vacation time. We currently have offices in San Francisco and Montreal, and are open to folks working remotely between PST and EST time zones. Whether you love WFH or can’t wait to get back to being in person, we’re interested in offering an environment that works for you.

Descript is an equal opportunity workplace—we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We believe in actively building a team rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions to better allow our employees, products, and community to thrive.


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