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Algorithm Engineer Intern (Speech Recognition) - 2023


TikTok will be prioritizing applicants who have a current right to work in Singapore, and do not require TikTok's sponsorship of a visa.

TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul and Tokyo.

Why Join Us:

At TikTok, our people are humble, intelligent, compassionate and creative. We create to inspire - for you, for us, and for more than 1 billion users on our platform. We lead with curiosity and aim for the highest, never shying away from taking calculated risks and embracing ambiguity as it comes. Here, the opportunities are limitless for those who dare to pursue bold ideas that exist just beyond the boundary of possibility. Join us and make impact happen with a career at TikTok.

About Speech & Audio Team:

We advance state of the art in technical areas that are important to our current and future business. We are directly responsible for critical products and services and participate in finding solutions to the challenges we face as an enterprise. With world-leading researchers on our side, we also aim to become an educational hub for the brightest students and help them achieve their potential. We take pride in being an active part of the academic community through publishing papers, giving talks and attending conferences.

We are looking for talented individuals to join us for an internship in 2023. Internships at TikTok aim to offer students industry exposure and hands-on experience. Watch your ambitions become reality as your inspiration brings infinite opportunities at TikTok.

Successful candidates must be able to commit to one of the following internship cycles below:

  • Summer Internship - 08 May 2023 to 28 July 2023 (12 weeks)
  • Off-cycle Internship - Starting 09 January 2023 or 14 August 2023

We will prioritize candidates who are able to commit in either internship period. Please state your availability clearly in your resume (Start date, End date).

Candidates can apply to a maximum of two positions and will be considered for jobs in the order you apply. The application limit is firm and includes all TikTok and its affiliates' jobs globally. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we encourage you to apply early.


  • Build core technologies for audio understanding (including but not limited to speech recognition, acoustic event detection, audio tagging, spoken language identification, multi-modality fusion), and pursue and explore cutting-edge algorithm technologies in the industry
  • Promote audio understanding algorithms in global Tiktok, and redefine content understanding and voice interaction through the ultimate algorithm experience 
  • Incubate new products with audio technology as the core


  • Penultimate students currently pursuing a Degree/Master/PhD in Software Development, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical discipline
  • Familiar with the recent advance in the field of audio understanding, including but not limited to
    • Speech recognition (End2end framework is preferred, such as LAS and Transformer)
    • Acoustic event detection
    • Acoustic scene classification
    • Audio tagging
    • Spoken language identification
    • Multi-modal fusion
  • Rich practical experience in deep learning and proficiency in one or more of the community open source tools such as Kaldi, PyTorch and TensorFlow
  • Self-driven, innovative, collaborative, with good communication and presentation skills
  • Candidates with publications in relevant international conferences (ICASSP, INTERSPEECH, ASRU) or mainstream journals are preferred.

TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

By submitting an application for this role, you accept and agree to our global applicant privacy policy, which may be accessed here: https://careers.tiktok.com/legal/privacy.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at apac-earlycareers@tiktok.com.