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Xerox Research Intern, Knowledge Extraction and Representation in Palo Alto, California

Research Intern, Knowledge Extraction and Representation

General information

City: Palo Alto

State/Province: California

Country: United States

Department: Student Programs

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022

Working time: Full-time

Ref#: 20015760

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job Type: Internship

Job Field: Student Programs

Seniority Level: Associate

Description & Requirements

PARC, a Xerox company , is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

PARC’s Intelligent Systems Lab (ISL) is searching for Junior Researchers and graduate students to fill research assistant or intern positions.

The intern will work to support a large, funded AI project for aiding users when performing tasks on physical devices. Successful candidates will work closely with senior researchers to carry out research activities inone or more of story generation, user modeling, process modeling, knowledge extraction, and knowledge representation.

The ideal candidate will be able to develop theories and implement AI system components with guidance from senior researchers.


  • Build and maintain components of a large research system under guidance of project staff

  • Design and perform experiments under guidance of senior researchers

  • Analyze human factors experiments under guidance of human-interaction experts

  • Document systems and experiments in reports and papers


  • Current enrollment in a PhD program in computer science or related field

  • Experience in implementing AI theories in one or more of story generation, user modeling, process modeling, knowledge extraction, and knowledge representation

  • Familiarity with modern AI software tools, languages, and practices, such as PyTorch, BERT, OWL, and Jena

  • A willingness to learn new expertise as needed for domain specific applications