Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going. Since our start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009, Waymo has been focused on building the World’s Most Experienced Driver in hopes of improving the world’s access to mobility while saving thousands of lives now lost to traffic crashes. Our Waymo Driver powers Waymo One, our fully autonomous ride-hailing service, as well as Waymo Via, our trucking and local delivery service. To date, Waymo has driven over 20 million miles autonomously on public roads across 25 U.S. cities and conducted over 20 billion miles of simulation testing.The Waymo Safety team works to promote and help to continuously improve the safety of Waymo’s fully autonomous driving technology. Our experts develop safety goals and strategies, and conduct safety engineering analyses to ensure safety is being considered throughout the design and development of our vehicles. The team develops and promotes safety strategies and policies for autonomous vehicles for its work with regulatory authorities, lawmakers, law enforcement and public and non-profit organizations. Our Safety Team also helps advise on compliance with applicable environmental, health, and safety regulations. Within the Safety Research and Best Practices team, we conduct research on autonomous driving safety by drawing on established vehicle safety knowledge and methods. We conduct novel research to develop safety methodologies, perform structured analysis, and disseminate results on key safety-related questions.Waymo interns work alongside leaders in the industry on projects that deliver significant impact to the company. We believe learning is a two-way street: leveraging your knowledge while providing you with opportunities to expand your skill-set. Interns are an important part of our culture and our recruiting pipeline. Join us at Waymo for a fun and rewarding internship!In this internship, you’ll:Analyze driving data (naturalistic, automated vehicle) to investigate leading measures (i.e., crash surrogates) of safety.Summarize, contextualize, and disseminate the state of the art public research on safety metrics to relevant internal teams.Support the Waymo Safety Team to oversee the program safety readiness process and metrics.Contribute to the continuous improvement of the robustness of Waymo’s safety program.At a minimum we’d like you to have:Recently graduated with a Ph.D., or within 12 months of completing a Ph.D., in engineering or related technical fields.Ability to use python, SQL, or C++ to interface with Waymo-internal driving- and simulation data sources to conduct researchFluency in quantitative analysis/modeling tools Strong presentation skills to effectively communicate findings to technical and non-technical audiences alikeIt’s preferred if you have:Proficiency in understanding and analyzing crash and naturalistic databases.Knowledge or applied research regarding traffic conflicts.Publications in the field of vehicle/traffic safety research, collision epidemiology, or surrogate metrics.General PerksHelp solve challenging problems with a direct impact on the companyCompetitive compensation packages with a housing/relocation bonus (if applicable)Medical, dental, and vision insuranceFun intern events and networking opportunitiesOnsite Perks (These perks will only be applicable if the internship is on site)Free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacksFree access to Google shuttlesOnsite gymNote: As the situation around COVID-19 remains unclear, unless otherwise stated this is going to be a remote internship position. We will accept resumes on a rolling basis until the role is filled. To be in consideration for multiple roles, you will need to apply to each one individually – please apply to the top 3 roles you are interested in.