Internship Opportunities: Mixed Reality & AI Lab Research

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It has never been a more exciting time at the Mixed Reality & AI Lab in Cambridge! Our team is building the future of collaboration in mixed reality through virtual presence technologies that light up new experiences in our mixed reality headsets including HoloLens 2 and beyond. We continue to advance the state of the art in computer vision, AI, neural rendering, graphics, human understanding, and deep learning. Everything we do is inspired by an underlying ethos of responsible development for AI systems, which in turn demands an inclusive approach to design that empowers everyone to do more. Interns will have the opportunity to make a real contribution to our team’s impact on the world.

The Mixed Reality & AI Lab in Cambridge is looking for Research Interns in Computer Vision and Machine Learning, broadly defined. As an intern you will work closely with one or more mentors and have access to the latest hardware and software technology we are developing. An internship at Microsoft will not only help you advance your own career but allow you to contribute to exciting research developments in the field. Interns learn, collaborate, and network for life alongside some of the world’s best researchers and engineers.


Interns put their research skills and theory into practice. During the 12-week internship, you will work on an exciting and open-ended project that aims to push the state of the art forward. You will be expected to collaborate with other interns and researchers by regularly sharing their findings with the group, actively seeking feedback from others, working in a shared codebase, and giving a final presentation. Research internships are available in all areas of research, and are offered year-round, though they often begin in the summer.


Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. candidate in Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, AI, or a related field. At least a year of research experience in computer vision, deep learning, machine learning, and AI methodology.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal candidates would have one or more of the following qualifications:

  • 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., CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, NeurIPS, ICML, IJCV, PAMI, ICRA, IROS, RSS, IJRR, TRO, etc.).
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry,colour, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws,regulations,and ordinances. 

In thesedifficult timesofglobalpandemic, we cannot yet offer certainty about whether your internship will be possible in person or will have to be conducted remotely.Microsoftremainscommitted to our long tradition of mentorship and training for interns despite the challenging circumstances, and our team pledges to do everything in our power toprovidean amazing experience for our interns no matter how things evolve.

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