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Research Internship for PhD Students in Microsoft

Research Internship for PhD Students in Microsoft

Country: USA
City: Washington
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Microsoft is seeking PhD students with stellar research skills and technical backgrounds to join its Research team internship position. Microsoft works with the world’s best researchers, moving with the current of technology as it rapidly evolves. Moreover, it is looking for candidates excelling in deep thinking research aspects and fast-paced entrepreneurial execution. Further, the ideal candidates should have a strong ability to work with researchers and product team colleagues at Microsoft to push forward research agendas, being a team player in a collaborative and supportive environment with outstanding programming skills.

Applicants should, therefore, demonstrate the depth of knowledge in Natural Language Understanding, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Algorithmic Foundations of Optimization, Data Mining or Machine Intelligence (Artificial Intelligence) as well as strong academic experience in data processing, experimentation, and modeling.

What will the PhD Research Intern do at Microsoft?

  • Analyze and improve the performance of advanced algorithms on large-scale datasets and cutting edge research in machine intelligence and machine learning applications.
  • Implement prototypes of scalable systems in AI applications.
  • Collaborate closely with team members on developing systems from prototyping to production level.
  • Develop solutions for real-world, large-scale problems.

What do students need for PhD Research Internship?

  • Currently pursuing a PhD degree in computer science, statistics, mathematics, or related technical field.
  • Experience with one or more general-purpose programming languages including C/C++, Java, MATLAB or Python ideally languages such as PyTorch, Tensorflow and other deep learning toolkits.
  • Experience (classroom or work-related) in one or more areas of computer science, such as Natural Language Understanding, Neural Networks, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Algorithmic Foundations of Optimization, Data Science, Privacy, Trust & Safety, Software Engineering, Programming Languages, Distributed Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Networking, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Data Mining and/or Machine Intelligence (Artificial Intelligence).
  • Further, experience in leveraging and augmenting machine learning code base and libraries/toolkits to deliver new solutions.
  • Likewise, experience contributing to research communities and/or efforts, including publishing papers (being listed as author) at conferences such as NIPS, ICML, ACL, CVPR, etc
  • Should be able to take initiative, but also follow a research/productization plan and work well as part of a team.
  • Excellent critical thinking and communication skills.

Further, candidates with the following qualification are preferable:

  • Returning to the degree program after the completion of the internship.
  • Relevant work experience, including industry experience or as a Researcher in a lab.
  • Publication Record
  • Ability to design and execute on a research agenda.

How to apply for an Internship at Microsoft?

To apply for a PhD Internship at Microsoft, at first, you will need to find the position that you want to work at Microsoft. Internship positions will require you to meet the minimum eligibility. Also, it will state the desired criteria to secure the internship. So, to become a PhD Research intern at Microsoft, you must meet these requirements as these internships are highly competitive.

Here is a step by step guide on how to apply for a Microsoft Internship:

Step 1: Assess your need for an internship. Also, be sure that your university has a provision for the internship.

Step 2: Go to the Career site and check for the available internship position at Microsoft, which in this case PhD Research Intern.

Step 3: Check for the details, and see if you meet the Microsoft requirements for internship for the desired position.

Step 4: Apply directly from the site, once you are sure that you meet the internship requirements.

Step 5: Fill out details and provide a recent CV and other relevant documentation while making an online application.

Step 6: Double-Check your application and be sure that everything is in order. Submit your application and wait for the callback.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline04 August,2019
Open toAll Nationalities



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