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Protocol Researcher Intern

Bison Trails is the leading blockchain infrastructure provider. We are looking for exceptional interns to join our highly-skilled team in New York City for eight weeks, during the summer of 2020. Ideal candidates will be interested in advancing blockchain infrastructure and learning from a world-class team.

We believe in the power of blockchain technology and building a decentralized future that enables greater participation in global financial networks. Our mission is to provide superior infrastructure on multiple blockchains, to strengthen the entire ecosystem, and enable the pioneers of tomorrow.Summer interns are compensated competitively.


Strong Preference

  • 1+ year of blockchain experience
  • Is a current open source code contributor or active community member in the blockchain ecosystem
  • Has published research, analyses, articles, or blogs on blockchain projects or protocols
  • Based in NYC

Nice to Have

  • 1+ years of previous work/internship experience
  • Background in engineering, computer science, or economics
  • Experience with research and data analysis


As a Protocol Researcher on the Protocol Operations team, you will be the owner and source for all information related to the protocols we support or are looking at supporting. You will be focused on ensuring that our cross-functional team is well informed on the important static details, updates, and development around each protocol. You will empower the rest of the organization to excel in their roles by leveraging the deep protocol knowledge and insights you create. The product team should be able to use information and insights owned by Protocol Ops to build better product experiences, the Sales team should be able to use insights to drive strategic sales initiatives, and the Customer Success team should be able to create timely proactive comms for our customers. You will:

  • Research and evaluate new protocols, and make recommendations for their prioritization at Bison Trails
  • Obtain wide and deep technical expertise in existing and up-and-coming protocols
  • Leverage protocol research and relationships to create insightful and informational content
  • Derive data-driven insights about protocols around adoption, usage, interesting current events, etc.

Internship Program

We are located in Tribeca, NYC. Benefits of pariticpating in our internship program include:

  • Training, mentorship, and coaching from industry leaders and company leadership
  • The opportunity to grow alongside a company helping create the decentralized future
  • Fun, diverse, open-minded coworkers.

Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week. Bison Trails is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

Application Process

All applications must include a resume and a short cover letter. Please submit your application to hiring@bisontrails.co.

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