Microsoft AI Residency Program

Microsoft AI Residency Program

About

2018 – 19 residents have been identified, please check back in the Fall for details of the 2019-20 residency program.

Learn new AI skills and improve people’s lives with intelligent technology

Through our Microsoft AI Residency program you will have the opportunity to work alongside prominent researchers and engineers in either Redmond, WA, or Cambridge, UK. You will gain skills and hands-on experience working on practical AI and machine learning problems that help tackle some of society’s toughest challenges. The ideal candidate will have a passion for leveraging their expertise from computer science work and/or other technical fields to solve real-world challenges by applying AI and machine learning.

In this year-long program, selected residents will:

  • Gain real-world, hands-on industry experience while working with Microsoft researchers, engineers, and product teams.
  • Learn about deploying machine learning solutions at scale across a range of areas such as healthcare, entertainment, and productivity.
  • Benefit from a rich program of training and mentorship.
  • Be part of a vibrant AI and machine learning community in Cambridge, UK, and Redmond, WA.
  • Receive competitive compensation and be encouraged to apply for a regular position at Microsoft at the end the residency program.

Eligibility criteria

  • BSc, MSc, and PhD graduates with substantial coursework in, but not limited to: computer science, electrical engineering, data science, mathematics, physics, economics, human-computer interaction, and computational biology.
  • Experience developing in at least one high-level language such as Python or C/C++/C#.
  • Experience with machine learning techniques or deep learning frameworks is desirable.
  • Enthusiasm to move into the field is essential.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.
  • Strong communication skills.

FAQ

2018 – 19 residents have been identified, please check back in the Fall for details of the 2019-20 residency program.

What is Microsoft looking for in a candidate for the Microsoft AI Residency program?

The ideal candidate will have a passion for leveraging their expertise from computer science work and/or other technical fields to solve real-world challenges by applying artificial intelligence (AI). We are looking for candidates with substantial coursework in, but not limited to: computer science, electrical engineering, data science, mathematics, physics, economics, human-computer interaction, and computational biology. Experience developing in at least one high-level language such as Python or C/C++/C# or experience with machine learning techniques or deep learning frameworks is desirable.

I have been out of school for several years, am I still eligible?

Yes, we will consider people with various degrees and experiences.

How do I apply and what does the application timeline look like?

2018 – 19 residents have been identified, please check back in the Fall for details of the 2019-20 residency program.

What benefits will I receive during the program?

The residency program offers benefits designed to give you a world-class experience. You will receive competitive pay, custom AI training from the top researchers and more.

Where is the residency program based in?

You have the opportunity to work in one of two Microsoft Research labs. One located in Redmond, WA, USA, or Cambridge, UK.

Will Microsoft sponsor my work authorization?

Where required, Microsoft will support the immigration process for eligible applicants. We will work with our outside counsel to review and to determine the best available visa/work authorization option.

What can I expect at the completion of the residency program?

Residents are encouraged to apply for a regular position at Microsoft at the end of their residency.

Have questions not covered in the FAQs?

Feel free to send your questions to AIResidency@microsoft.com.