Academic Partnerships

For Students

At Yahoo Labs, we help today’s top university talent become the scientific leaders of tomorrow. The students we collaborate with have the opportunity to work with vast amounts of data and benefit from enterprise-grade resources. Our goal is to help familiarize students with real-world problems and give PhD candidates the tools to solve them.

Yahoo Labs Internship Program

The Yahoo Labs Internship Program is all about creating a positive experience for students. It is a chance for them to showcase their talents, develop new skills, and to get a sense for what it’s really like to work in a leading industrial research lab and to be at Yahoo. The program also gives hiring managers the opportunity to evaluate interns, as well as the intern’s work skills for possible future recruiting. Objectives include developing an internal and external presence for Labs interns; research program evaluation for continual improvement to ensure the program meets the expectations and goals of the students; and to identify potential recruits for Labs.


The Yahoo Webscope Program is our data sharing initiative for academic researchers. It is a reference library of interesting and scientifically useful datasets for non-commercial use by academics and other scientists. All datasets have been reviewed to conform to Yahoo's data protection standards, including strict controls on privacy. We have a number of datasets that we are excited to share with you.