Interns Wanted (Q4 2019)!

Choose one of the three interesting NLP projects and join us for a research internship. Make sure to apply before 14 June 2019 if interested!

Text Analysis and Knowledge Engineering Lab (TakeLab) at FER, University of Zagreb, Croatia, invites applications for student internships in the 2019-Q4 round. The internships are in R&D for natural language processing. We offer a 3-month half-time internship with a possibility for extension. The internship period is October 2019 (start date 30 September 2019) until the end of December 2019.  We’re also open to an earlier start date (July 2019 or September 2019).

TakeLab FER is a young and dynamic research team and the leading group for Natural Language Processing and Text Analytics in Croatia. The group pursues diverse research topics, ranging from information extraction and semantic search to computational semantics and opinion mining.

In this round, we’re looking for interns to work on the following NLP projects:

  1. TakeLab Podium – development of a flexible ML platform for NLP model testing and deployment;
  2. TakeLab Sentimax – sentiment analysis and opinion mining models for customer experience analysis;
  3. TakeLab Retriever – a publicly accessible text analysis platform for news media analytics.


  • implementing machine learning models for natural language processing problems
  • integrating and optimizing machine learning models for production-level software systems
  • software development for natural language processing-based systems

Basic qualifications:

  • 1+ years of programming in an object-oriented language
  • computer science fundamentals in algorithms, data structures, and distributed systems
  • Linux / git / networking basics
  • eagerness to learn

Preferred qualifications:

  • research interest in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing
  • 3+ months of hands-on software development experience
  • pursuing a Bachelor’s / Master’s / PhD in Computer Science
  • familiarity with Python

With us, you can:

  • develop state-of-the-art machine learning and NLP frameworks
  • be a part of the best Croatian NLP research group
  • publish papers on the top-tier NLP conferences (ACL, NAACL, EMNLP)
  • expand your software development skill set in our TakeLab skills sessions
  • help yourself to relevant NLP and machine learning literature
  • open-source your work
  • exercise for free in the sports complex Martinovka
  • unwind in Christmas parties and summer Sljeme hikes


Please direct all your inquiries to


Applications (a short Statement of Interest and a CV, combined in a single PDF) should be sent by e-mail to

All applications received before 14 June 2019 will receive full consideration. The position remains open until filled.

As an equal opportunities employer, TakeLab FER positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.