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Microsoft Research Lab – Montréal


This program is for candidates who are passionate about Artificial intelligence and offer diverse perspectives.

How to apply

MSR Montreal is excited to offer a number of Summer 2022 Internship opportunities across a number of research areas.

For further information about the roles and application requirements please see our job postings below.

To be eligible to apply you must be currently enrolled in a relevant PhD program and located within Canada or the USA for the duration of the internship.

FATE (Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics)

The Fairness, Accountability, Transparency and Ethics (FATE MTL) team at Microsoft Research Montreal seeks to align the uses of computational systems to broader societal goals in the service of social good, justice, and fairness. Our aim is to understand the limits of AI systems and how their deployment in complex real-world sociotechnical systems might adversely impact individuals, groups, and societies. Our team develops both quantitative and qualitative techniques to examine assumptions and practices that underpin the development and deployment of AI systems, and to make these systems more just and transparent. We achieve these goals through collaborative, interdisciplinary research.

Deep Learning & Language

The mission of Microsoft Research Montréal’s Deep Learning and Language (DLL) Team is to build machines that learn from and interact with the world through language. Based in Montréal, a hub for Artificial Intelligence, our team brings together experts in various machine-learning domains and collaborates deeply with the surrounding academic community.


Reinforcement Learning

The mission of Microsoft Research Montréal’s Reinforcement Learning team is to develop theoretically grounded methods and techniques to improve the scalability of RL, with the aim of applying it in real products, such as dialogue management and intelligent bots. As a member of the RL team, you will play an important role in making this ambitious goal a reality. Working closely together with other team members, and supported by a group of skilled engineers, you will take part in conceiving, implementing and testing new ideas that can revolutionize the way we interact with machines.


Being an Intern at MSR Montreal

During the 12-week internship, you will be supporting Microsoft with its mission of empowering every person to achieve more.

We don’t just value differences, we seek them out. We invite them in. We are a team of individuals at a truly global company who work to ensure our interns feel valued, respected, included, and encouraged.

There are great opportunities for you to build upon your skills and experience with us as you will have the opportunity to collaborate and learn from our world-leading research team who are dedicated and invested in helping you.

You will be working on strategically important research areas that will shape and drive innovation within the AI space and be given intellectual freedom whilst working in a supportive environment.

Microsoft Research Montreal researchers and interns collaborating around a table. Des chercheurs et des stagiaires de Microsoft Research Montréal collaborent autour d’une table.
Microsoft Research Montreal researchers and interns participating in a fun activity. Des chercheurs et des stagiaires de Microsoft Research Montréal participent à une activité amusante.
Microsoft Research Montreal female researcher presenting in front of large group of interns. Une chercheuse de Microsoft Research Montréal présente devant un grand groupe de stagiaires.

Build valuable relationships

“Getting to interact with Yoshua Bengio about the project was the highlight of the internship”.

We offer multiple opportunities to connect, network, and build lasting relationships throughout the intern program through a variety of collaboration and networking events, workshops, and research talks.

You will be an important part of a team, and your mentor is dedicated to ensuring you to get the best out of your internship and will take the time to help you and discuss your ideas.

Have fun

“I attended meditation sessions, a cocktail class, a tri-lab speed networking event, all were great fun.”

“Receiving little packages in the mail with supplies for the events brightened my days during the lockdown in a way that I didn’t expect and truly appreciated.”

We hold a number of events and activities during the summer to enable you to get to know others and try something new while enjoying what MSR Montreal has to offer.

Microsoft Research Montreal interns dressing up for a photo in the photo booth. Des stagiaires de Microsoft Research Montréal se dégut en photo dans le photomaton.
Microsoft Research Montreal researchers working together in a large office. Des chercheurs de Microsoft Research Montréal travaillent ensemble dans un grand bureau.
Microsoft Research Montreal interns being treated to ice cream cart. Les stagiaires de Microsoft Research Montréal traités à un chariot à crème glacée.

Competitive pay and the opportunity to build your career with Microsoft

We offer a competitive salary and an accommodation allowance. Many of our interns have gone on to get full-time positions here or at other Microsoft locations.

Our internships are exclusively offered to PhD students.

Microsoft Reseach Montreal's expansive cafeteria and kitchen. Microsoft Reseach La grande cafétéria et la cuisine de Montréal.
A large office space with a long table and chairs, bench seating, and whiteboard at Microsoft Research Montreal. Un grand espace de bureau avec une longue table et des chaises, des sièges de banc et un tableau blanc chez Microsoft Research Montréal.
Open cubicle office spaces at Microsoft Research Montreal. Ouvrir des bureaux cubiques chez Microsoft Research Montréal.