Research Intern - Computer Vision - Microsoft Research

Last updated 24 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Research Internships at Microsoft provide a dynamic environment for research careers with a network of world-class research labs led by globally-recognized scientists and engineers. Our researchers and engineers pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges in diverse fields, including computing, healthcare, economics, and the environment.

The Computer Vision Group at Microsoft Research, Redmond has openings for research internships in computer vision and machine learning. For over 20 years, our interns have been conducting influential research that is published in top-tier venues such as CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, NeurIPS, ICLR, ICML, PAMI, IJCV, SIGGRAPH/TOG. We are looking for the next generation of experienced and motivated students to join us in conducting leading research in the topics including, but not limited to:

  • learning from simulation
  • scene understanding
  • deep learning for vision, graphics and acoustics
  • object detection and tracking
  • 3D reconstruction
  • computational photography
  • self-supervised representation learning
  • multimodal learning for video understanding

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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. Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to exciting research and development strides. 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. Research internships are available in all areas of research, and are offered year-round, though they typically begin in the summer.


In addition to the qualifications below, you’ll need to submit a minimum of two reference letters for this position. After you submit your application, a request for letters may be sent to your list of references on your behalf. Note that reference letters cannot be requested until after you have submitted your application, and furthermore, that they might not be automatically requested for all candidates. You may wish to alert your letter writers in advance, so they will be ready to submit your letter.

Required Qualification

  • Must be currently enrolled in a PhD program with a relevant focus in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, or related areas

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to develop original research agendas demos of existing system prototypes are a plus
  • Significant experience and strong skills with common deep learning libraries such as tensorflow, pytorch etc.
  • Good programing skill: able to understand and contribute to complex codebases in some language (Python/C++/Matlab)

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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