Interns put inquiry and theory into practice. Alongside fellow doctoral candidates and some of the world’s best researchers, interns learn, collaborate, and network for life.
Graduate student interns join us from disciplines spanning computer science, art, sociology and information science, and they contribute to the development, design and study of social computing systems. Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to the exciting R&D strides our researchers are making.
During the 12-week internship, students are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other interns and researchers, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant life of the community.
Internships are available in all areas of research. Every Lab, and every Group, is looking for interns to join them. In the application process we’ll work with you to find the opportunity that best aligns with your interests.
Internships are offered year round, though they typically begin in the summer. All internships are paid. Each internship location offers a unique cultural experience. And, we’ll help with visa applications where needed. You can apply at the Microsoft Careers site, but please also consult regional program application details below.
- Applications are accepted throughout the year, however to be considered for an internship an application should be completed before January 1st. Most internships are filled prior to April.
- If you are interested in opportunities at multiple Research lab locations, you only need to complete one application.
- If you know the researcher, Lab or Group that you want to work with, be sure to include that on your application.
- For details about specific Labs and locations, please see their respective pages.
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Since its founding in 1991, Microsoft Research has grown into one of the largest and most respected software research organisations in the world. Today, more than 1,000 of the brightest scientists and engineers in computer science work across multiple research areas, in labs spanning four continents, with a mission to advance the state of the art in computing, through a combination of basic and applied research.
Newly launched in 2016, “Engineering the Future”, a Microsoft Research Cambridge engineering internship programme, is aimed at recent graduates in computer science or engineering who are looking to jump start their career in a research environment.
These internships will run for 12 weeks, starting Monday 3rd July 2017, and will give candidates a true flavour of what it is like to work on real-world engineering challenges in a research lab. Each intern will be managed and mentored by a member of our Agile Projects Team, which is a group set up specifically to take on a broad range of exciting engineering efforts across our research portfolio.
If you are interested in being part of a team that is working on solutions to challenges such as these projects from 2016:
- How artificial intelligence can give sight to the blind
- How computer vision and machine learning can create non-invasive and cost-effective diagnostic protocols for Multiple Sclerosis
- How we can use computational biological models to create personalized treatments for cancer
…then we want to hear from you.
Please note that this year’s internships will commence on Monday 3rd July 2017 and finish on Friday 22nd September 2017
Eligible candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
Please send an email to email@example.com stating your:
- First name
- Last name
- Personal Website/Github Page
Microsoft Research India conducts world-class research in computer science and related areas. We present regularly at international conferences and publish in research journals; and we also work closely with Microsoft’s product groups to transfer research ideas into Microsoft products. Microsoft Research India currently has seven research groups engaged in fundamental and applied research, and one group that is charged with advanced development and prototyping of research ideas.
Internships in Microsoft Research India are either research internships or software-development internships. Research interns work with Microsoft Research’s full-time researchers on research topics that often lead to research publications. Development interns work with researchers and software engineers to develop a prototype application that implements a research idea or on an independent software project.
Our goals for internships are two-fold:
- Interns help us conduct world-class research and thus impact Microsoft.
- Microsoft Research provides an environment where interns may experience an industrial research and development setting.
The work environment for interns in Microsoft Research India is flexible and independent, with mentorships tailored individually for each intern. Projects are chosen after discussions with mentors, aiming at defining a project of mutual interest. Interns co-author publications about research to which they contribute. If they lead the research effort, they will be the primary author. Many of our former interns are now enrolled in PhD programs at the world’s best research universities and have taken research positions in academia and industry.
We accept interns at various levels in their academic life — from undergraduate students to PhD candidates — and from all over the world, including, but not limited to, India, the United States, Brazil, Ghana, Malta, and Pakistan.
Travel to BangaloreWe will reimburse you for costs of travel to and from Bangalore.
Leisure TimeAt Microsoft Research, we work hard and play hard! Work itself is usually fun, but we also offer “extracurricular” activities throughout the year, from movie nights to bowling, from dancing to field trips. Bangalore has wonderful weather all year round, which makes it perfect for activities throughout the year. We count on our interns to keep these activities lively!
Free Beverages at WorkThis is a Microsoft tradition from its first years. Unlimited sugar and caffeine.
Intern Orientation and MentoringDuring the first week, you will participate in an intern orientation and learn about your internship, your team, and Microsoft in general. You will meet with your mentor, an advisor who will show you the ropes, give you advice, and help you get the most out of your internship.
SalaryMicrosoft Research intern salaries are highly competitive and compare favorably with intern salaries in other companies.
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Microsoft Research Asia’s internship program, aptly named Stars of Tomorrow, has welcomed more than 3,000 students from countries worldwide, and excels in establishing a thriving environment for top researchers. Each intern has the choice to focus on either research or development. Housing, or equivalent housing allowance, is provided to interns.
- Learn about Microsoft Research Asia and associated Groups
- Interns are hired year round, and typically are 12 weeks in length
- If you don’t speak Chinese, we suggest learning some Chinese before arrival. At Microsoft Research Asia, all mentors and interns can speak English fluently, and it is the primary language for daily work. However, fluent English conversations in China are rare, so knowing some Chinese would be helpful. We provide quarterly sessions of Chinese language training for non-Chinese speaking students.
To APPLY download the application form, and then send the completed form along with your resume or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Microsoft Advanced Technology Lab in Cairo (ATL Cairo), is looking for interns who are passionate and motivated to learn and create. While academic merit, publications, and other experiences are notable, successful candidates also demonstrate enthusiasm and possess a commendable work ethic, team spirit, and communication skills.
How to Apply:
- Prepare. Update your resume or CV with your recent work
- Apply. To apply you need to complete all the steps below:
- Fill in the application form. (The form link will be added here by 1st of Jan 2017).
- Send your resume or CV to (email@example.com).
- State the position you want to apply for on the subject line.
Please include a one or two-page Personal Research Statement at the end of your CV or in a separate document.
Frequently asked questions
What internship experience can interns expect at Microsoft Research?
Microsoft Research interns share many of the same job responsibilities as full-time team members. You will be given real work with real problems to solve. As an intern, you will collaborate with researchers and developers in your larger organization. In close collaboration with your mentor, you will define a project that satisfies your and Microsoft’s research interests.
When do internships take place? How long do internships last?
Our internship is in 8 week blocks — this is so you can really dive into a project and make a significant contribution; however, in some cases, the internship may be extended up to 9 months long.
Do interns have to be Egyptians to apply for an internship in Egypt?
We will consider all qualified candidates, regardless of citizenship or visa status. However, foreign applicants will be responsible to get their work visa.
What qualifications is Microsoft Research looking for in intern candidates?
Candidates must be students enrolled in a relevant field of study, such as computer science, engineering, or social sciences with a focus on computer technology.
When do you accept applications?
Applications for summer internships (July to August) are reviewed in May. Therefore, if you wish to be considered for a summer placement, the application submission starts in January.
How can I obtain a work visa?
This will be obtained through the Egyptian Embassy.
What travel costs are involved?
We will reimburse travel costs.
Are the beverages really free?
This is absolutely true when you work at our Cairo offices.
How will I get started?
During that first exciting week, we’ll orient you to your job and to Microsoft in general. You’ll be teamed up with a full-time mentor who will show you the ropes, give you advice, and help you get the most out of your internship.
Will I receive a salary?
ATL Cairo’s intern salaries are highly competitive and compare favorably with intern salaries in other companies.
For summer internships in other areas of Microsoft, please see University Careers for additional information and guidance on how to apply.