AT&T Data Science Scholars



Data Science Scholars Program

Learn more about the Data Science Scholars Program from the first cohort of students.

The AT&T Data Science Scholars program consists of an eight-week Data Science program followed by an eight-week paid internship with AT&T.


Deadline to apply: October 22, 2023

May 13, 2024 – July 5, 2024 (Data Science Program)
June 24, 2024 - August 16, 2024 (Paid Internship)

AT&T Data Science Program

In the AT&T Data Science program, you’ll gain experience with state-of-the-art data science methods and tools and their real-world application to big data. In particular, you’ll learn Machine Learning concepts through Python. You’ll get a chance to interact with key speakers and collaborators from AT&T. The 40-hour hybrid format will include self-paced online, LIVE online and in-person class sessions. When you finish the 8-week program, you’ll earn a non-credit certificate of completion in the AT&T Data Science Scholars program from SMU Global, Online and Continuing Education.

AT&T Data Science Internship

At AT&T, technology has the power to make the impossible possible. Around here, we help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. Our 5G network is live for consumers and businesses across the country. We’re also building FirstNet, the nationwide network that enables first responders and public safety officials to stay connected in times of crisis. Our robust and growing fiber footprint provides gigabit speeds to nearly two million customers. Innovation powers all that we do and as part of our team, your next big idea could be our newest innovation. Here’s your opportunity to combine your passion for technology and connecting the world through top-of-the line communications to transform our company and your career. Wouldn’t you like to know what it’s like to develop life-changing ideas?

Push the boundaries of innovation to create technology improving people’s lives. An internship with AT&T puts you face to face in our Chief Data Office, which includes a team of leaders transforming our business through data-driven decisions. Every day, they are advancing our customer’s experience and businesses around the globe. We are using the latest in data science to curate, analyze and improve our customer experience and future operations too. We’re ready for you to play a big part in that future!

As a summer intern in our Data Science Internship, you’ll work to build solutions with data-driven insights, artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation. This 8-week internship is your chance to gain experience making you stand out. And with our Chief Data Office know-how and access to one of most diverse and largest data sets available, you can make an impact and develop meaningful insights inspiring continuous innovation.

But what will you really do here? You’ll use your data science or engineering talents for breaking down business problems by analyzing data and guiding improvements. You will also help influence customer satisfaction and generate millions in potential savings and revenue. Your solutions could influence everything from fleet optimization, machine learning and energy efficiency to content analytics and marketing – often before the problem ever occurs. And with the ongoing skill development and collaboration with some of the brightest minds in the field, you’ll be poised to make your mark.


Who Should Apply

SMU students who are:

  • Current juniors (graduating December 2024 or after)
  • Seniors on accelerated pathways
  • Graduating seniors who will be immediately entering a graduate program
  • Current graduate or doctoral students

Please review prerequisites here. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must be planning to enroll in courses in Fall 2024.

Please attach the following with your application:

  • Statement of Purpose or Cover Letter (300 words or less)
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Current Schedule (please indicate if you are currently enrolled in a prerequisite course or plan to enroll in one for Spring 2024)


Contact Karoline Staton at or 214-768-1086.