University of Massachusetts Medical School

Artificial Intelligence Bot Engineer Intern

Job Location US-MA-Shrewsbury
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/8/2018 3:02 PM)
Requisition Number
# of Openings
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Non Exempt
Union Code
Non Union Position-W00-Non Benefited



Information Technology at The University of Massachusetts Medical School has a unique opportunity for an Intern to develop an intelligent bot to help the health care community.


The goal of this project is to develop a bot using artificial intelligence (AI) and language understanding service (LUIS) along with Cortana (and other digital agents) to help the UMMS community find the information they need quickly and easily. This will enable individuals to quickly find information regarding commonly asked questions or issues without having to dig through a web site, submit a support ticket or try to find the right person.


Creative contributors apply! You will be mentored by and work closely with the web development team. Skills acquired: team collaboration, developing and deploying to the cloud, working with version control, exposed to an agile environment for project management, MS chatbot framework, LUIS, Cortana skill set.



  • Utilize innovative ideas and approaches to assist in the development of working models to serve the needs of our faculty, students and researchers
  • Complete a project from start to finish and write-up and present the work product to the UMass community
  • Participate in team projects
  • Conduct online research
  • Perform other duties as required



  • Must be a currently enrolled student in a higher education institution or recent graduate
  • Solid analytical and communication skills
  • Attention to detail with the ability to collect and record information from a wide variety of sources
  • Must be reliable and able to set consistent work hours
  • Proven interest in IT and passion in furthering the mission of UMMS
  • Must have above average academic performance

Additional Information


  • Outstanding communicator who can present information concisely to team, other developers, other groups, product management, etc
  • An established track record of delivering on commitments
  • Experience with C# (or equivalent), JavaScript, Node.js
  • Knowledge/Experience with bots/apps for platforms like Facebook Messenger, Slack, etc.
  • Knowledge on MVC, SQL, Mongo would be an added advantage.
  • Experience with source control (git, Subversion, etc)
  • Exposure to working with the cloud
  • Experience working with APIs, integrating data from various back-end services and databases
  • Experience with writing test plans and documentation
  • A passion for achieving results on time through the application of technology to business opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to build positive and productive professional relationships
  • Possesses positive attitude and creativity
  • Emerging organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently
  • Demonstrated experience being innovative, flexible, engaging and empowered throughout the delivery cycle.
  • Demonstrated creative contributor
  • Demonstrated commitment to Team > Individual
  • Influences others and can be influenced through character, humility, and example


This is paid internship

Duration: 3-6 months

Hours: 20-40

Major: We will consider all majors

Transportation: Should have his/her own means of transportation

Letter of Interest: Please provide 1 page summary on topic: “Why should I be chosen for this position”


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