Research Intern – Undergraduate at Microsoft


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, who 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 Microsoft Undergrad Internship Program is focused on developing talent and experience for careers in computing research. The program is a 12-week summer internship program specifically designed for advanced undergraduate students.


It offers the opportunity to do state-of-the-art research in one of our US-based Microsoft Research Labs. You will work with our researchers and extended network of visiting faculty, postdoctoral researchers, data and applied scientists, engineers, designers, and doctoral students to make important contributions to new and ongoing research.


One of the program’s goals is to encourage participants to pursue advanced degrees in computing fields. Your on-the-job learning will be augmented with mentoring, community building, and networking opportunities.


Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals.


Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond. 



Required Qualifications

·         A member of Microsoft Research (MSR) requested the candidate to apply.

·         By the start of the internship program, candidates need to:

o    Be rising junior or senior students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Science or related major.

o    Have at least two years of programming experience and have completed courses in Calculus, Probability and Statistics and/or Machine Learning OR demonstrated training in at least one social science methodology.

Other Requirements

·         Research Interns are expected to be physically located in their manager’s Microsoft worksite location for the duration of their internship.

·         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. 


Preferred Qualifications

·         Ability to collaborate effectively with others.

·         Effective interpersonal skills, cross-group, and cross-culture collaboration.

·         Ability to think unconventionally to derive creative and innovative solutions.

The base pay range for this internship is - Applied Sciences IC2 : USD $5,090 -$10,120 per month. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, with the San Francisco Bay area and New York City Metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $6,690 -$11,030 per month.


Job Summary

·        Date posted: Jan 01, 2024

·        Work site: Up to 50% work from home

·        Travel: None

·        Role type: Individual Contributor

·        Profession: Research, Applied, & Data Sciences

·        Discipline: Applied Sciences

·        Employment type: Internship

·        Location: Redmond, Washington, United States; New York, United States; Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


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