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Research Intern - Computational Social Science



Nov 28

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Research & Development
  • New York City

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  • The candidate must be currently enrolled in a PhD program in computational social science, have experience in data analysis with R or Python, online experiment design and analysis, and possess skills in web development. Additionally, they should have the ability to develop original research agendas, collaborate across groups and cultures, and think creatively to find innovative solutions.
  • As a research intern in computational social science at Microsoft, the candidate will collaborate with mentors and fellow interns to contribute to research and development projects, present findings, and actively engage in the research community.


  • Required Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program in a field related to computational social science.
  • At least 2 years of experience with data analysis in languages such as R or Python.
  • At least 1 year of experience designing, building, and analyzing online experiments.
  • 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.
  • Please explicitly list in your cover letter:
  • Your data analytic toolset (e.g., R, Python, etc.).
  • Your web development toolset (e.g., Javascript, React.js, D3.js, etc.).
  • A link to any online code repositories (e.g., Github, OSF, etc.).
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Skills for modern web development tools (e.g., JavaScript) for online experiments.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop original research agendas.
  • Track record of cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.
  • Ability to think unconventionally to derive creative and innovative solutions.


  • Research 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. 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 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.
  • Please note that research internships may begin as early as January.

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