The Basketball Analytics Intern, Data Science will assist in the creation of data-derived information pertaining to game strategy, player development, team building and personnel evaluation. The role will work on projects throughout the data pipeline, including data cleaning and ingestion, research, analysis, tool-building, visualization, and/or presentation. This work will be used by coaches, performance staff, and front office personnel to influence decision-making and maximize the on-court performance of the Phoenix Suns.

What You Will Do:

  • Clean and ingest data

  • Conduct thorough basketball-related research

  • Data analysis

  • Build statistically rigorous models

  • Web-based tool building

  • Data visualization

  • Report writing

  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance

What We Need from our Intern:

  • Proficient in R/Python

  • Working knowledge of SQL

  • Experience with data visualization

  • Strong communication skills

  • Must demonstrate a high level of confidentiality and integrity

  • Must be high energy, very detailed, intuitive, a self-starter, and work with minimal supervision

  • Demonstrate ability to problem solve and prioritize based on organizational experience


  • Graduated from, or currently enrolled in, an undergraduate or graduate degree in statistics, engineering, applied math, physics, quantitative social sciences, or computer science program

What You Can Expect:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by a teammate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • This role requires the ability to attend all home games. Traditional business hours are anticipated for non-game days. This role experiences flexible scheduling to include evenings, weekends, some holidays, and some overtime as business needs arise.

  • Work includes indoor work

  • M-Medium Work – Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

  • Ability to work and communicate in noisy environments

  • Ability to judge distance

  • This role is computer-based and will require extended periods of time working in front of a computer screen

  • Capable of distinguishing colors and shades of color

  • Communicating with others to exchange information

  • Ability to Read, Write & Speak in English

  • Visit our Culture page to learn more about our culture and work environment

Suns Legacy Partners, LLC. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

For questions about this career opportunity, please contact our People & Culture Recruiting team at [email protected]

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