Vacancy Details

Artificial Intelligence Market Research Intern - Exclusive to UCL Summer Internship Scheme
Location: London
Position: IT
Salary: £9.75 per hour (London Living Wage)
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Vacancy Type: UCL Internship
Job Description:
Company: iContract
Job title: Artificial Intelligence Market Research Intern
Job type: Summer Internship
Location: Gower Street, London WC1E 6EB
£9.75 Per hour (London Living Wage)

Duration: 6 weeks full-time either from 12th June - 21st July, or from 10th July - 18th August
Application Deadline: 2pm Monday 3rd April 2017
The Company

iContract is an exciting startup which will revolutionise how contractors find and manage contracts, connect with recruiters and how recruiters find quality candidates. iContract creates a contractor community where you can search for jobs, build up your network among contractors, recruiters and employers, manage your contracts, share knowledge and access professional services under one roof.

Our platform will be ready to launch in April 2017, starting in the Financial Services, Legal and Technology sectors. The launch will be followed by a mobile app for instant connections, which is already in development, a recommendation programme to assess the quality of the contractors and a social universe for contractors where knowledge, expertise and anecdotes can be shared. The list goes on…

We are a well-funded startup with a small founding team. You will be joining that founding team where your voice and ideas will be heard and make an impact from day one. We are flexible, creative and agile. We built our platform based around our users’ and our team’s feedback, and yours will play a big part!  We value our people as our top asset and we believe in a structure where our top talent will have an ownership in the business.

Aims of the internship

The main objective is to conduct researches on existing products on the marketing, compare solutions, suggest new ideas and new features for iContract platform, and help with the development of the platform alongside existing development team.


Expected outcome: Being able to think outside of the box, suggest useful features and draft up product proposals, help the current team on development tasks

Activities, duties and responsibilities

iContract will be building our version 2 in the summer and we are looking for an intern with computer programming related degree, preferably has knowledge in artificial intelligence to conduct thorough market research on how AI can be applied to iContract algorithm to match contractors with jobs and recruiters with candidates in a more effective way. Furthermore, how can we use review system to further assess candidate quality in an easy and user riendly way without losing user scalability.


The intern will be required to conduct researchs on current AI tools in the market, draft proposal to suggest logics and architecture for iContract, and assist on daily coding tasks alongside the existing team.

Skills and Experience that would be useful for this internship - applications will be shortlisted on this criteria

Computer programming related degree is essential, preferably Master or PHD student in computer sicence with focus on artificial intelligence.

Please note: If you are successful in being made an offer from the company for this internship, you will need to complete an Internship Agreement Letter and return this to UCL Careers before the internship starts.
Benefits and tangible skills/ experience the intern will gain by the end of the internship

The intern will gain experience in a real start up environment, being involved in designing and building a new product, learn agile development and project management skills as well as being involved in investment raising activities.

This opportunity is part of the UCL Careers Summer Internship Scheme. Part of the wage for the successful intern is provided by Santander Universities, but the successful intern will be paid the full amount through the host company's payroll as normal.


Note: By applying for this vacancy below, you confirm that you are a current UCL student, recent UCL graduate or member of UCL research staff only. You must submit a cover letter tailored specifically to this role as part of the application.

Due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our roles, we will unfortunately be unable to respond to each application individually. Only successful applicants will be contacted directly by the recruiter offering this vacancy.

If you are a current undergraduate / postgraduate or recent graduate, we advise that you book an appointment to have your application checked with one of our Application Advisors at UCL Careers.

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