India Lab Internship Program

Microsoft Research India conducts world-class research in computer science and related areas. We present regularly at international conferences and publish in research journals; and we also work closely with Microsoft’s product groups to transfer research ideas into Microsoft products. Microsoft Research India currently has seven research groups engaged in fundamental and applied research, and one group that is charged with advanced development and prototyping of research ideas.

Internships in Microsoft Research India are either research internships or software-development internships. Research interns work with Microsoft Research's full-time researchers on research topics that often lead to research publications. Development interns work with researchers and software engineers to develop a prototype application that implements a research idea or on an independent software project.

Our goals for internships are two-fold:

  • Interns help us conduct world-class research and thus impact Microsoft.
  • Microsoft Research provides an environment where interns may experience an industrial research and development setting.

The work environment for interns in Microsoft Research India is flexible and independent, with mentorships tailored individually for each intern. Projects are chosen after discussions with mentors, aiming at defining a project of mutual interest. Interns co-author publications about research to which they contribute. If they lead the research effort, they will be the primary author. Many of our former interns are now enrolled in PhD programs at the world’s best research universities and have taken research positions in academia and industry.

We accept interns at various levels in their academic life — from undergraduate students to PhD candidates — and from all over the world, including, but not limited to, India, the United States, Brazil, Ghana, Malta, and Pakistan.

Travel to Bangalore
We will reimburse you for costs of travel to and from Bangalore.

Leisure Time
At Microsoft Research, we work hard and play hard! Work itself is usually fun, but we also offer “extracurricular” activities throughout the year, from movie nights to bowling, from dancing to field trips. Bangalore has wonderful weather all year round, which makes it perfect for activities throughout the year. We count on our interns to keep these activities lively!

Free Beverages at Work
This is a Microsoft tradition from its first years. Unlimited sugar and caffeine.

Gold ClassIntern Orientation and Mentoring
During the first week, you will participate in an intern orientation and learn about your internship, your team, and Microsoft in general. You will meet with your mentor, an advisor who will show you the ropes, give you advice, and help you get the most out of your internship.

Salary
Microsoft Research intern salaries are highly competitive and compare favorably with intern salaries in other companies.

Apply for an internship.