Junior Data Scientist Internship

Salary Unpaid

90% of the world’s waste is collected at the wrong time. At WasteHero we help cities and businesses reduce their CO2 emissions and collection costs by as much as 50% by monitoring the fill level of bins in real-time, so we can dispatch collections at just the right time. We are a fast-growing and ambitious company with a solution reaching customers in more than 30 countries! Do you want to be part of an exciting mission to save the world from inefficient trash pickups? Here's your opportunity!

Do you want to be part of an exciting journey together with a bunch of WasteHeroes on a mission to save the world from inefficient trash pickups? Then this is your opportunity! 👇

Job description

You will become part of building the next generation of waste management. As a data scientist intern you must be passionate about cutting-edge technologies such as Internet-of_things and machine learning. Your assignments would consist of helping in designing scalable models to calculate the ideal time for waste collection, determine sensor behavior, investigate customer data, and other similar valuable features.

  • Join a strong group of experienced developers  

  • Assist in develop monitoring tools to clean data outputs 

  • Create and deploy data-science project as a microservice 

  • Implement data pipelines

  • Investigate, analyse and help in building stream processing and time-series analysis

  • Work closely with hardware and software teams in order create best possible solution


You are a curious, self-motivated and communicative person who has a strong desire to learn and ready to join a startup with few formal procedures and limits. You should be motivated to combine your logical thoughts  of design with the art of programming

  • Studying or have studied a computer science degree 

  • Understands working with relational databases (PostgreSQL)

  • Interested in machine learning and deep technologies

  • Good Python understanding

  • Able to investigate issues in our database, and present weekly reports to management  

  • Ability to deploy your solution as a microservice

About The Team

We are passionate product builders who love to create high-quality software platforms that cities and companies can use to avoid wasting resources emptying empty bins and avoid overflowing ones. 

At WasteHero, we believe that technology has the power to make waste collection more efficient and sustainable. Our mission is to empower our customers to become greener, cleaner, and smarter. The company encompasses a highly diverse team (10+ nationalities) of 25 skilled and lovely people working together in cross-functional teams ranging from sensor, cloud, sales and growth!

Why apply

WasteHero is a fast-paced and dynamic company that is venture backed from Silicon Valley investors! We are determined not to stop before we are the world-leading provider of the most sustainable and cost-efficient solution for modern waste management software😎


  • Joining a fast growing startup with the option of employment after internship

  • Thrive in a relaxed and ambitious environment, where your skills and contribution will be valued

  • Trusted to work independent without micromanagement

  • Allowed to work partly remote

  • Becoming a part of a multinational and social team of dedicated colleagues s

  • Transport to our office space in Aarhus will be paid.

What you need to know

The internship starts in February 2021 and is unpaid and full-time (flexible +/- 5 hours). The internship runs for up to six months depending on your requirements and availability. As mention there is a possibility for employment after the internship, if both parts can benefit from it. We will conduct interviews in an ongoing manner throughout the recruitment process. Our office will be moving from Navitas to a location within Aarhus Centrum as of 1 February 2021.

Do you fulfil the requirements? Can you see yourself thriving within a fast-paced company? If you answered yes to the above, we’d love to hear from you! Send your CV and motivational letter via The Hub.


If you have any questions regarding the position, you are welcome to reach out to the Lead Product Engineer, Anders Hinrichs.

For more information or questions please contact us at ahinrichs@wastehero.io or phone number 60481851

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

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Working at

WasteHero is building devices to monitor activity, including bin fullness, temperature and fill rates, to identify waste generation patterns. Data from bins are collected on the WasteHero’s web-based platform, which produces real-time analysis for city officials and businesses to visualize the fullness of every trash bin simultaneously and deploy haulers only when needed. WasteHero Fleet Management and Intelligent Routing harness AI and machine learning to present reports containing actionable insights that help waste management officials identify areas in need and track the efficiency of improvements over time. The insights can help mitigate container overflow, reduce the number of overall collections, guide bin placement and optimize operational efficiency.

Read more about WasteHero

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