RStudio creates great software that helps people understand data and make better decisions in real-world applications. Our core offering is an open source data science toolchain, and we aim to make it available to everyone, regardless of their economic means.

This project focuses on the automate grading of R Markdown assignments.Ā gradethis (https://github.com/rstudio-education/gradethis)Ā provides automated feedback for interactive exercises inĀ learnr (https://rstudio.github.io/learnr)Ā tutorials.

What you’ll do:

  • Work on extending ‘gradethis’ with a suite of tools for educators to orchestrate automated feedback of student assignments written in R Markdown documents.

About you:

  • You should have experience with R Markdown and knitr.
  • You should be excited to learn more about meta-programming with tools such as the rlang (https://rlang.r-lib.org)
  • You have experience with (or at least interest in) teaching R programming.
  • You are comfortable with explaining complicated subjects succinctly.

About us:

  • We welcome all talented colleagues and are committed to a culture that representsĀ diversity in all its forms.
  • We prioritize giving ourselvesĀ ā€œfocus timeā€Ā to get deep work done. We minimize meetings and attempt to operate asynchronously.
  • We are a learning organization and take mentorship and career growth seriously.Ā We hope to learn from youĀ and we anticipate that you will also deepen your skills, influence, and leadership as a result of working at RStudio.
  • We operate under a uniqueĀ sustainable business model: We have over 50% of our engineering dedicated to creating free and open source software.Ā  We are profitable and we plan to be around decades from now.


  • Interns are hired as temporary employees, and are not eligible for RStudio benefits.
  • 100% remote.
  • Interns must be eligible to work in the United States (no international hires).
  • Start date: May 24th – June 7th
  • The duration of the program is 12 weeks.
  • Pay Rate: $25/hr, assume 40 hours per week.
  • Interns are eligible for paid holidays on Memorial Day (5/31/21), Juneteenth (observed on 6/18/21), July 4th, andĀ  Labor Day (9/6/21).