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Participation in the Research Internship Program requires that you are physically located in the United States or Canada for the duration of the internship.
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.
Researchers who work at the intersection of systems and machine learning are harnessing the explosion of digital data and computational power with advanced algorithms to allow computers to communicate in natural language, answer complex questions and execute tasks on a user’s behalf. The mission of our team is to apply deep learning techniques to automate the execution of human tasks in modern applications at scale and with low overhead.
We are seeking candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: natural language processing (e.g., question answering, semantic parsing, etc.), computer vision (e.g., object detection, screen understanding, multimodal learning for video understanding), reinforcement learning and deep learning (e.g., transfer learning, progressive learning).
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.
- Must be currently enrolled in a PhD program in Computer Science or a related STEM field.
- Must have at least 1 year of experience conducting research on machine learning, especially natural language processing and/or computer vision and/or deep learning (i.e., at least one publication
- Participation in the Research Internship Program requires that you are physically located in the United States or Canada for the duration of the internship
- Good programming skills and experience working with large datasets.
- A passion for real-world applications and a demonstrated ability to solve original research problems.
- Ability to think unconventionally to derive creative and innovative solutions.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with other researchers and team members.
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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