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Data Science Graduate Summer Internship Program
Darden Restaurants

Company Information: Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI) owns and operates more than 1,700 restaurants that generate approximately $7.2 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, FL, Darden is a premier full-service restaurant company featuring a portfolio of differentiated brands that include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze and Eddie V’s.

Our people equal our success, and we are proud to employ more than 175,000 team members. Together, we create memorable experiences for more than 380 million guests each year in communities across North America. At our Restaurant Support Center (RSC), more than 1,000 of our team members — working in a variety of functions — provide the support our restaurant teams need to create those memorable experiences.

Whether you’re supporting a single brand or our portfolio of differentiated brands, you’ll find the work challenging, our results-oriented culture energizing, and our passion for serving others contagious.

Position Title: Data Science Graduate Summer Internship Program

Duties and Responsibilities: Summary:
• A full-time (40 hours/ week) 10-week program placement during the summer at Darden’s RSC in Orlando, FL
o May 21, 2018 through July 27, 2018
• Interns are paid $30/ hour and benefits include paid time for holidays (Memorial Day and Independence Day) and dining discounts
• Meaningful, project-based work experience that will add dimension to your experience and your resume
• Work evaluation at conclusion of the program to assess your strengths as well as any areas of development
• Mentorship from seasoned professionals
• Opportunities to interact with our executives and key leaders within our company
• The possibility of future career opportunities within the company

Housing & Transportation:
Individuals are responsible to provide their own housing and reliable transportation to/from work during the internship experience.

Dress and Appearance Guidelines:
RSC employees are welcome to wear casual attire every day of the week. This includes jeans, capris, T-shirts, and athletic shoes. Business casual attire may be required for certain occasions.

About Darden’s Business Analytics

Darden Business Analytics is an eight person team responsible for providing data, visualization, and modeling support to Operations, Marketing, and Finance business partners. The team reports to the Darden SVP, Finance.

The Data Science Summer Interns will work on the Advanced Analytics team in the Business Analytics department. The interns will report to the Manager of Advanced Analytics and will be focused on a project that allows them to provide recommendations and insights to business leaders based on analysis of and conclusions from multiple data sets, utilize advanced models, and quantify revenue opportunities.

Other Internship highlights:
Wrangle real world large data sets
Utilize Cross Industry Standard Practice for Data Mining
Apply contemporary modeling techniques including machine learning
Experience being part of a data science team (hard work, complex ideas, fun, etc.)
Present complex scientific findings to senior leaders

Position Qualifications: Candidates must meet the following qualifications:

Successful completion of first year of Master’s program in Data Analytics, Statistics, Economics or comparable program

Must be able to commit to a 10 week placement scheduled to begin Monday, May 21, 2018
Experience in one or more statistical programming languages (e.g. R, Python, SAS, SPSS)
Experience using data mining tools and advanced analytical methods
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrates curiosity about data
Flexible and the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
US work authorization required

Salary Range: $30.00 per hour

Benefits: Interns are paid $30/ hour and benefits include paid time for holidays (Memorial Day and Independence Day) and dining discounts.


Application Information: Please apply online at UF Career Resource Center – DATA SCIENCE SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (Graduate Level). Resume may also be sent to

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Application Deadline: 03/01/2018