Research Intern - Research for Industry

Last updated 12 days 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.

At the newly formed Research for Industry (RFI) team, we do fundamental & applied research, write papers in top-tier conferences, and also take these innovations to the real world. One such example is Project FarmBeats: This research is now shipping as part of Azure FarmBeats, and is a key part of the partnerships with several agricultural companies, including Land O'Lakes. We are currently doing research and applying computer science techniques to digitally transform multiple industries, including Agri-Food, Energy, Retail, FSI, Supply Chain & Logistics, among others. We strongly believe in a data-driven future of these industries that will help them drive more productivity, improve efficiencies, and positively impact their sustainability footprint.

As part of our research, we currently have an opening for research interns on AI, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Cloud Platforms, and Simulations.

The project is likely to lead to publications at top-tier venues in networking, systems, and Agriculture.

For more details on our research group and projects, please see:


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 currently enrolled in a PhD program in Computer Science or a related STEM field.

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

  • Strong publication record in top-tier conferences.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop original research ideas.
  • Strong programing skill (C++/Python/Matlab).
  • Experienced in mathematical optimization techniques.
  • Hands on experience with Computer Vision problems, preferably SLAM techniques
  • Applied ML on imagery data, preferably aerial imagery

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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