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Research Intern - Azure Cognitive Services: Language

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1mo ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You: Enrolled PhD candidate with 1+ year research experience in NLP, deep learning, AI. Proficient in Python, C/C++, PyTorch, Tensorflow. Published in top conferences/journals. Great communication skills. Physically located at Microsoft worksite for internship.
  • You will conduct research, collaborate with mentors and fellow interns, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant community at Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services: Language.

Off-cycle Internship

Data, Software EngineeringRedmond


  • The Cognitive Services team in the Azure AI organization is on a mission to advance the state of the art in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deliver against our company vision for how intelligent cloud and intelligent edge will shape the next phase of innovation. The Cognitive Services team includes top researchers from across Microsoft to create a center of excellence in speech, computer vision and natural language.  
  • The Language Product and Research Team is looking for Research Interns in natural language processing, understanding and generation. In this position, you will conduct both fundamental and applied research under the supervision of Microsoft mentors. As a Research Intern, you will have the opportunity to prototype, demonstrate and publish your results, and more importantly to advance the state-of-the-art technologies forward to impact millions of users. 


  • Required Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled PhD candidate in natural language processing, deep learning, machine learning, AI or a related field.
  • At least 1 year of research experience in natural language processing, deep learning, machine learning, AI or a related field.
  • 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 above, 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:
  • Proficient algorithmic problem solving and software development skills (Python, C/C++, etc.).
  • Experience with open-source tools such as PyTorch, Tensorflow, etc.
  • Publication(s) in top-tier conferences or journals in related fields (e.g., ACL, NAACL, EMNLP, NeurIPS, ICML, etc.).
  • Efficient communication and writing skills.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • Research Interns put inquiry and theory into practice. Alongside fellow doctoral candidates and some of the world’s best researchers, Research Interns learn, collaborate, and network for life. Research Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to exciting research and development strides. During the 12-week internship, Research Interns are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other Research 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.


Work type

Full time

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