Join world-leading AI researchers

Work alongside Vector Faculty Members & top AI researchers who are pushing the boundaries of machine learning and deep learning in critical areas such as:

  • Computer Vision
  • Generative Models
  • Health – computational biology, genomics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Optimization
  • Reinforcement Learning & Representation Learning
  • Statistical Learning Theory
  • Sequential Decision Making
  • Security, Privacy & Fairness
  • Quantum Computing
  • Robotics
  • Machine Learning, Deep Learning

“Near the end of the internship, I was invited to give a long talk about our compression work at a Vector’s Thursday talk seminar. That was a great opportunity for me to learn how to present my work, let others know about our results, and interact with other researchers who had interesting feedback.”

Yann Dubois

Vector Research Intern, Winter / Spring 2021

researcher working at Vector Institute

Interning at Vector benefits:

Learn every day with research and commercialization talks, mentorship from the AI ecosystem, and targeted professional development opportunities to accelerate your career. Your future starts here.

Current Research Interns

Idan Attias

Supervised by: Dan Roy

Khashayar Bayati

Supervised by: Murat Erdodgu

Nic Becker

Supervised by: Sageev Oore

Brandon Jaipersaud

Supervised by: Frank Rudzicz

Matthias Hehr

Supervised by: Anna Goldenberg

Mansoure Jahanian

Supervised by: Yalda Mohsenzadeh

Saba Charmi Motlagh

Supervised by: Yalda Mohsenzadeh

Ruotian Wu

Supervised by: Pascal Poupart

Yueheng Zhang

Supervised by: Pascal Poupart

Nick (Yongxing) Zhang

Supervised by: Renjie Liao

Claire (Xue Ji) Zhao

Supervised by: Xi He

Meet our previous research interns

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Roy Li

Vector Research Intern, Summer 2023

“During my research internship, I had the opportunity to dive deep into an incredibly engaging project that spanned across hardware acceleration, probabilistic machine learning, and bioinformatics, focusing on scalable algorithms for DNA barcoding”
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Marta Mauri

Vector Research Intern, Spring 2019

“I had the opportunity to enter into contact with the industry environment, something that I didn’t have the chance to experience earlier on.”
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Yann Dubois

Vector Research Intern, Winter / Spring 2021

“I was shown how to maximize the impact of one’s research and collaborate more effectively.”
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Applications for Vector’s Research Internship program are now closed

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Who can apply

Research internships may be offered to individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • You are in the second year or higher, studying at a university or college
  • You are studying in a STEM program (Science, Technology/Computer Science, Engineering, Math) or adjacent disciplines such as Business, Economics or Life Sciences at the undergraduate, master’s or PhD level
  • You have completed an Introduction to Machine Learning Course.
  • Haven’t taken Intro to ML? Think about the knowledge you possess and how you can apply that to work with a Vector Faculty member!

Please note that current graduate students or postdoctoral fellows of Vector Faculty Members are not eligible for research internships. Questions about Vector’s internship programs? Email us

Vector is committed to building a diverse workforce

Vector is committed to workforce development in AI and to building a strong and diverse AI ecosystem in Canada. Applications to our internship programs from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons are encouraged.

How to apply

To apply to Vector’s Research Internship program please fill out our application form. Before you start your application, make sure you have all your documents ready and that you meet the eligibility requirements. If you will be submitting letters of recommendation, make sure to have your Referee’s names and emails ready. Application requirements:

  1. CV;
  2. University transcripts (official or unofficial if ongoing term not yet completed) or offer letter;
  3. Research Statement (optional for undergraduate students); and
  4. Two letters of recommendation (Required for PhD and postdoc applicants, optional for undergraduate and Masters students).

The deadline for Winter 2024 internship applications is August 31, 2023, at 1:00 PM EDT.*

*Review of applications for Fall 2023 internships began May 15. Applications for Winter 2024 internships will be accepted now until August 31, 2023, at 1:00 PM EDT. We encourage you to submit your application early.

Vector research internships are paid positions