Scientist Intern, Advertising Economics (Summer 2017)

At Pandora, we're a unique collection of engineers, musicians, designers, marketers, and world-class sellers with a common goal: to enrich lives by delivering effortless personalized music enjoyment and discovery. People—the listeners, the artists, and our employees—are at the center of our mission and everything we do. Actually, employees at Pandora are a lot like the service itself: bright, eclectic, and innovative. Collaboration is the foundation of our workforce, and we’re looking for smart individuals who are self-motivated and passionate to join us. Be a part of the engine that creates the soundtrack to life. Discover your future at Pandora.

Pandora is seeking an Economist Intern for our Advertising Science team. In this role, you will partner closely with product and engineering teams to build data science products which provide value to the Advertising business at Pandora. Areas of interest include pricing of advertising, measuring advertising effectiveness, and measuring the impact of advertising on consumer listening behavior. 

In addition, you will interact regularly with the Advertising Science team to guide and shape Pandora's Advertising strategy. This team is new and growing, with significant potential for impact on Pandora's business.


  • Pursuing PhD degree in Economics, Statistics or related quantitative field
  • Experience with: R, Python (scientific libraries), or other scientific computing language
  • Excellent English communication skills with both technical and nontechnical audiences


  • Background in statistics and experimental design
  • Familiarity with the theory of matching and market design
  • Familiarity with Hadoop
  • Familiarity with SQL queries
  • Applied research &/or design and execution of large-scale quantitative analyses experience a plus

Pandora is committed to diversity in its workforce. Pandora is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, veteran or disability status. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Pandora is also a VEVRAA federal contractor. Pandora requests priority referrals of protected veterans from each ESDS, as required by regulation.

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