Research Intern – Low-level Computer Vision

at Microsoft
Published January 6, 2023
Location Redmond, United States of America
Category Computer Vision  
Job Type 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. Our researchers and engineers 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.

If you are interested in cutting edge machine learning, video and graphics and want to make experiences of millions of PC users and developers more productive and enjoyable, please join us at Microsoft Applied Sciences Group.


We are working on ways ML and AI can improve Windows user experience: capture better videos, enable AR features for tele-conferencing and understand user’s gestures and environments, are you itching to play a part in bringing applications of computer vision to millions?


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. Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to exciting research and development strides. During the 12-week internship, students 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.


We are looking for a computer vision researcher with expertise in deep learning techniques to help our devices compute better understanding of the user and the environment. The ability to analyze multimodal sensor data and interpret various human and human-object interactions is key to Applied Sciences’ mission of enabling a seamless set of human computer interactions. As part of this team, you will be working with a growing team of talented researchers already dedicated to this mission and use data and hardware only available to a select few. Naturally, the opportunity for you to push the state of the art in this field is huge.


Required Qualifications

In addition to the qualifications below, 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.

  • Must be a PhD or master's student in computer vision or closely related fields with a strong publication record in top-tier vision or ML conferences (CVPR, NeurIPS, ICML, ICCV, ECCV, AAAI, IJCAI, 3DV) and journals (IEEE/ACM Transactions, IJCV).

Interns are expected to be physically located in their manager’s Microsoft worksite location for the duration of their internship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research experience with low-level vision tasks, image processing and understanding is preferred.
  • Strong Deep Learning, algorithmic and software engineering background.
  • Good communication skills and excellent presentation skills.

The base pay range for this internship is USD $6,570-$10,920 per month. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and your work location. US-based interns gain access to healthcare benefits and software discounts. Puget Sound-based interns gain access to a bus pass and fitness club membership.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, 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.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.


Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Benefits and Perks

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Giving programs
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services