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Research Intern - Efficient SLM



9d ago

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Research & Development
  • Redmond

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  • You must be enrolled in a master's or PhD program in STEM, with research and software development experience in Python and/or C/C++. Must be located at Microsoft worksite, provide reference letters, and have knowledge of Large Language Models and optimization techniques.
  • You will conduct research, collaborate with mentors and other interns, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant community of researchers at Microsoft during the 12-week internship.


  • Currently enrolled in a master's or PhD program in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related STEM field.
  • At least 1 year of experience in conducting research, writing peer-reviewed publications and software development.
  • At least 1 year of experience with software projects involving python and/or C/C++.
  • 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 as well as a cover letter and any relevant work or research samples. 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:
  • Knowledge of Large Language Models.
  • Knowledge in optimization and parallel computing.
  • Knowledge in optimizations and parallelism of AI workloads.
  • Able to collaborate effectively with your mentor and others in the group.


  • 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.


What kind of environment can Research Interns expect 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.

What disciplines do Microsoft's research labs focus on?

Microsoft's research labs 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.

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