Full Time
Remote, France

Data Scientist Intern (Portala)

2-Month Internship - Software Development and AI Modeling for a Climate Tech Job Placement Platform.

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Valhko is a consultancy start-up dedicated to promoting sustainable development and fostering positive environmental impact. We empower communities, businesses and local governments with sustainable market solutions to adapt in a challenging global marketplace while addressing the unique needs of Africa. On the Portala Product Team, our aim is to connect talented individuals with meaningful job opportunities in the field of climate technology. By leveraging cutting-edge AI models, we ambition to optimize our software development and data collection processes to enhance the platform's effectiveness in matching candidates with impactful roles.

We are seeking a motivated and talented AI Intern to join our team for a 2-month internship. As an AI Intern, you will work closely with our software development and data science teams to leverage state-of-the-art Language Model AI (LLM AI) technologies in order to enhance our climate tech job placement platform. Your primary goal will be to improve software development and data collection processes, enabling us to better understand and match candidates with relevant job opportunities.


  • Collaborate with the software development team to identify areas where LLM AI models can be implemented to enhance the platform's functionality.
  • Develop and implement AI algorithms and models to improve the software development and data collection processes.
  • Conduct research on LLM AI models and explore their applications in the context of climate tech job placement.
  • Analyze and interpret large datasets to gain insights and improve the accuracy of candidate-job matching algorithms.
  • Work closely with the data science team to refine existing models and develop new ones to improve the overall platform performance.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate AI solutions into the existing infrastructure.
  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements in AI and machine learning, and propose innovative ideas to drive continuous improvement.


  • Currently pursuing or recently completed a degree in computer science, data science, artificial intelligence, or a related field.
  • Solid understanding of AI and machine learning concepts, including natural language processing (NLP) and deep learning.
  • Experience with programming languages such as Python, R, or Java.
  • Familiarity with AI frameworks and libraries, such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, or scikit-learn.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work with complex datasets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Passion for climate change mitigation and a desire to contribute to the development of impactful solutions.
  • Languages: English and French
  • Location: France, Remote


  • Hands-on experience working on real-world projects in the EdTech domain.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with a diverse team of experts and professionals.
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced industry leaders.
  • Exposure to cutting-edge AI technologies and methodologies.
  • Networking opportunities within the industry.

Application Process: To apply for this internship position, please submit the following documents:

  1. Updated resume highlighting your relevant experience and educational background.
  2. A brief cover letter explaining your interest in sustainable investments and AI modeling.
  3. Any relevant code samples or projects demonstrating your programming and data analysis skills.

Please email your application to jhnkeng@valhko.com. We will review applications on a rolling basis and contact shortlisted candidates for interviews.

Join us in making a positive impact on Africa's sustainable development journey!