Data Governance & Quality Analytics, Summer Intern (Hybrid/Remote/Office-based) 


Data Science | Lehi, Utah, United States

Data Governance & Quality Analytics, Summer Intern (Hybrid/Remote/Office-based)

  • Lehi, Utah, United States
  • Data Science
  • Internship

About Ancestry:

When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery. 


With more than 30+ billion digitized global historical records, 125+ million family trees, and 22+ million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.


Ancestry is looking for an exceptional, passionate, and highly motivated Data Governance & Quality Analytics, Intern to join our Data Governance & Quality Analytics team. The Data Governance & Quality Analytics team coordinates and facilitates Data Governance & Quality practices at Ancestry by translating policy into action, facilitating collaboration, gathering requirements for data enhancements, guiding teams to (regulatory and policy) compliance, and monitoring data for quality, consistency, and accuracy. We believe data is an asset. As a Data Governance & Quality Analytics Intern on the Data Governance & Quality Analytics team, you may perform/support any combination of the following initiatives depending on your technical strengths:

What you will do:

  • Engage in cross-functional collaboration by meeting with various stakeholders and product owners to understand business needs, data flows and technical details, or to foster collaboration and gather requirements for data assets and data documentation (data definitions or data lineage)
  • Organize requirements gathering, translating the business needs and requirements into clear and logical technical requirements, or help create schemas for new data
  • Supporting Data Quality support efforts by building data quality audits which compare data across disparate systems (using Information Builders iWay/Omni-gen data quality suite tools) 
  • Provide engineering support for our data catalog tool Alation (connecting new drivers or performing a quarterly upgrade) and data quality tool iWay (installation, upgrade, deployment)
  • Lead data curation efforts (inventory and define data in Alation, our data catalog) by helping with working groups or automating processes
  • Audit or automate Data Classification (identification of sensitive data) audits to check that sensitive data is recorded and treated correctly, or assist in policy implementation
  • Support Data Retention (not keeping data longer than needed) efforts by participating in the creation of retention schedules, process automation, or periodic review of proper implementation
  • Perform various data standardization/classification efforts, such as gathering requirements, documenting, and communicating changes to stakeholders
  • Dig into ad hoc data quality issue research and root cause analysis, or participate in End to End testing of new data features
  • Build reporting in Tableau or other visualization tool to demonstrate results from a data quality audits, alerting dashboards, or other Data Quality needs

Who you are:

  • Working towards earning a BS or MS in Management Information Systems, Business Intelligence, Information Science, or any related field
  • Curious, have an analytical mind, and bring creative solutions
  • Interested in Data Governance and Data Quality
  • Comfortable or skilled with SQL and Python (bonus) or other language(s), and familiar with Tableau or other data visualization tool
  • Some experience with cloud computing (like AWS) technology (bonus)
  • Skilled in writing and communicating complex information in simple language
  • Please Note: We are not looking for data scientists or software engineers

Internship Program Details:

  • Students must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. educational institution with a graduation date after August 2023.
  • Summer 2023 program dates are May 15 – September 8 (Please note that we will have three intern onboarding dates to choose from: May 15th, June 5th and June 20th. Students may offboard every Friday, beginning August 11th. All internships must be wrapped up by September 8th.)
  • FULLY PAID temporary housing and travel to and from internship
  • All summer internships will be in Lehi, Utah. You will work a combined hybrid and office-based schedule that allows you to choose which days you come into the office and which days you work from temporary housing/home (Utah students).
  • Interns have the opportunity to network and partner with other interns and industry-leading professionals.
  • You will participate in engaging events including executive speaker sessions, professional development, and our annual Intern Days to showcase your project and work. 
  • Full-time schedule (40 hours/week) required; Monday-Friday.
  • Company-issued laptop and equipment provided for the duration of the internship program.
  • Our interns enjoy mentorship and experience challenging work while receiving a great compensation package, temporary housing, and having a fun captivating experience—we have it all. Oh, and did we mention the possibility of full-time employment once you graduate?

Additional Information:

Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  


Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.


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