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Research Intern - Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning

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2mo ago

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • You must be enrolled in a PhD program in a STEM field, have research experience, work on-site, provide references, know privacy techniques and NLP, write well, and collaborate effectively.
  • You will collaborate with top researchers, present findings, and contribute to cutting-edge research on privacy-preserving machine learning as a Research Intern at Microsoft.

Summer 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, 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.
  • In our Privacy Preserving Machine Learning initiative, we apply privacy and confidentiality preserving techniques to enable domain-adapted, personalized AI experiences. We closely collaborate with multiple research teams and product groups across the globe. Some of the problems we are currently working on are: empirically evaluating privacy risk under real world adversaries; enabling differential privacy to large foundational models; formalizing privacy properties; investigating new model architectures that respect privacy and confidentiality by design.


  • Required Qualifications:
  • Has been accepted or currently enrolled in a PhD program in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related STEM field.
  • Has at least 1 year of experience in conducting research, writing peer-reviewed publications and software development.
  • Other Requirements:
  • 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:
  • Experience with privacy enhancing technologies and/or natural language processing.
  • Experience in conducting research and writing peer-reviewed publications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be able to work in a cross-functional and multi-disciplinary setting across research and product.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • 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. 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.


Work type

Full time

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