Research Intern - Environment Understanding group, HoloLens and Mixed Reality Team

Last updated one month ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Virtual Internship

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.

The Environment Understanding (EU) team is building core computer vision (CV) technologies underlying Mixed Reality devices and cloud services at Microsoft. We work on fundamental topics ranging from real-time tracking, mapping and localization to object recognition and semantic scene understanding. We continue to advance the state of the art in computer vision, AI and deep learning. As across the rest of Microsoft, we firmly believe in developing responsible AI systems, which fosters an inclusive approach to designing technologies that empowers everyone to achieve more. Interns will have the opportunity to make a real contribution to our team’s impact on the world.


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 Qualifications

  • Must be accepted or currently enrolled in a PhD program in Computer Science or related STEM field.
  • Must have at least 2 years of research experience in computer vision and machine learning.
  • Participation in the Research Internship Program requires that you are physically located in the United States or Canada for the duration of the internship

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidates have been doing research on the following topics, and meet one or more of the qualifications listed below:

Research Topics:

  • SLAM, long-term camera localization.
  • Learning local features, camera pose estimation, multi-view geometry.
  • Deep learning for computer vision.
  • 3D representation learning.
  • Geometric deep learning for multi-modal data (images, point clouds, meshes).
  • Datasets for scene understanding, mapping and localization (ScanNet, SUNRGBD, etc.).


  • Algorithmic problem-solving and programming skills (Python, C++, etc.).
  • Tools and libraries (PyTorch, Tensorflow, OpenCV, etc.).
  • Open-source software (COLMAP, Open3D, Theia, etc.).
  • Publication(s) in top-tier conferences (CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, ICRA, IROS, NeurIPS, ICLR, ICML, etc.).
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

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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