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Why Featurespace?

Are you an aspiring software engineer or data scientist with a passion for innovation? Do you want to solve real-world fraud problems for some of the globe’s biggest organisations, using some of the most exciting technology on the market?

We run two technical internships at Featurespace HQ in Cambridge for 10 weeks over the summer. This is an exciting opportunity for a small group of interns to tackle challenging, real-world projects that will utilise cutting-edge technology to help protect our customers and people around the globe from fraud and financial crime.

You’ll be paid £20,000 pro-rata for your time with us and will be eligible for many additional benefits including flexible working options, the fridges packed full of edible treats and drinks for lunches and snacks, free weekly takeaways at our Cambridge office (think pizza, Thai, pasta, Korean BBQ and much more!) and an invite to our amazing summer social!


Learn from the Best

Award-winning technology

As a winner of two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, at Featurespace you’ll work with industry-leading experts to build and implement real-world applications of machine learning and Adaptive Behavioral Analytics. You’ll be solving exciting fraud problems for world-leading organisations in financial services, gaming, and insurance.

Develop and grow your experience

Get exposure to a broad range of skills, technologies, and business areas. Put theory into practice – see your creations getting used at global scale, in real situations, to solve real problems. As you progress, our experts will train and mentor you, challenging you to learn new skills and helping you to pinpoint where exactly you want to focus your own career path.

Join our fun, enthusiastic team

Featurespace brings new insights through new ways of treating data, but we are very much a human company, not just a tech company. Winners of the 2021 Business Culture Award for Culture in a Crisis and awarded two stars in the Best Companies survey for ‘outstanding’ team engagement, our focus on culture is a big part of what makes us unique.

Our Values


To tell the truth – kindly


To strive for innovation and brilliance at all times


To be proactive, personal and professional


To be empowered to take the right decision for the customer, always


To be generous to our colleagues, clients and contacts


To keep the fridges full


Fight fraud through our Software Engineering Internship

During the 10 week program, you will work directly with our engineers to build and deliver a feature directly to our Fraud Prevention product ARIC. You will work in a small, feature focussed team and across the business to gather requirements, understand the feature, and deliver a production-ready solution to a real business challenge.

You will have the opportunity to learn enterprise-level programming in industry-standard languages and put into practice core software development methods. A core value at Featurespace is ‘To strive for innovation and brilliance at all times and with the help of our experienced engineers, you will learn the skills necessary to do that, in a way where this can be carried forward into future roles and opportunities.



Master Machine Learning on our Data Science Internship

The 10-week data science internship program at Featurespace will give you the chance to work together with other data science interns on real problems facing our customers. As a team, data science writes machine learning models to detect fraud and money laundering. Our models affect millions of people around the world, protecting them when their card details are stolen, helping them avoid scams, and picking out patterns of money laundering that underlie serious crime. We’re passionate about the work we do, and it really matters that we get it right.

The experience of actually sending an algorithm into the world to give real-time responses can be quite different from trying something out on a polite, well-curated dataset at home. Our areas of focus for this internship are likely to be around how Featurespace utilises consortium modelling, transfer learning, feature selection, and deep learning. This internship is designed to give you a sense of what it takes to make machine learning work in practice, to give you the experience of working on these problems in a team, and ultimately for you to contribute to our work.



Who we’re looking for

No experience is necessary – if you are currently studying a degree in a scientific or numerate discipline (such as Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, or other STEM subjects) and have any kind of programming language exposure (Python is a definite plus for our Data Science internship), then we want to hear from you.

The most valuable skills you can have are being bright, inquisitive, quick to learn new things, and having a flexible, positive attitude.

Please note, applicants must be based in the UK. These are not roles we are able to provide sponsorship for. 


Talent top tip:

Our teams love to read about your interest in Data Science or Engineering, so if you’ve been involved in projects, hackathons, extracurricular courses, relevant reading, or volunteering related to these, make sure you included the details in your CV!

Cover letters aren’t essential, but are highly encouraged as they can be a great format to talk about your skills and experience, and we’d love to read them – please just keep it to one side of A4 max!


“At Featurespace I am completely independent, trusted and at the forefront of innovation, working for one of the most cutting edge companies.”


Araliya – Head of Financial Crime

Related FAQs

A: We strive to send detailed, useful feedback where we can, however with the number of applications we receive for our internships, this is usually only possible for the task stage and beyond. You will always be notified if you haven't made it through to the next round. For our requirements and advice for application, see our Talent Top Tip above.
A: No - our internship programmes benefit from our flexible working policy and will be able to work from home 2 days a week, with 3 days in the office. Of course, if you'd like to spend more time in our sparkling new office to make the most of the free food, we won't stop you!
A: None! We will provide you with any IT equipment you may need for a home office (which will come loaded up with any tech you need) and you'll have fully equipped desk space in the office.
A: Yes, you will be paid £20,000 pro rata for your 10 weeks with us over the summer.
A: The deadline is the 4th January - we can't accept any late applications, so please make sure you apply before then.
A: Not at all. The internship is meant to be a collaborative learning environment, where you will work with the rest of your team to research, review, and potentially create and implement something to help our fight against fraud and financial crime. You'll be getting exposure to our business, industry experts, and cutting-edge tech and there's no pass or fail test at the end - it's all about the experience (and the food!).
A: We're a business casual, business - with emphasis on the casual. Definitely no suits, although top hats are entirely optional.
A: Joining our internship is a great way for us to see your skills and experience in action, and we've taken on many of our past interns in full-time roles after their graduation. Many of our interns are in their second year, and we love to keep in touch to talk about graduate roles we may have coming up.

Want to be part of an innovative, forward thinking team to beat fraud? Apply today or get in touch with any questions