As an intern, you will meet new people, work on real projects, and get hands-on experience working in an exciting research area. Approximately 6-8 weeks before your internship begins, one of our Relocation Specialists will contact you by e-mail to provide additional detail on your travel, housing, and transportation options.
Microsoft Research offers the following benefits:
- We take care of getting you here
If you plan to fly, we will provide you with an airline ticket via the most direct route to and from your Microsoft location. Upon arrival, we will reimburse you for your taxi fare. If you plan to drive, we will reimburse you per mile for the most direct route to Microsoft.
- Subsidized housing
We will set you up in subsidized housing fully furnished with the necessities. If you would like to share an apartment, we will match you up with roommates. Microsoft will even pay for your basic cable, electricity, and water. In addition, we offer free housecleaning services.
- Help with shipping
We will contribute toward shipping expenses to help you get your personal items to and from your new location.
- Subsidized car rental
We subsidize car rental to ensure that you will be able to check out the area.
- Software discounts
As an intern, you are eligible for discounts on Microsoft software and hardware. Interns can spend up to $350 per year on these discounted items.
- Health club membership
Microsoft will cover your health club fees at a gym close to the Redmond campus. You will have to pay taxes on the market value of your club membership.
- Intern events
Interns are invited to lectures and special events sponsored by Microsoft and Microsoft Research. This is a good opportunity to learn about Microsoft, its teams and projects while meeting other people or getting to know the Puget Sound area.
- Intern 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 introduce you to the team and your team’s projects, give you advice, and help you ensure that your internship will be successful.
Microsoft Research intern salaries are highly competitive and compare favorably with intern salaries in other companies.
- Bike purchase plan
We give you a choice of using the subsidized rental car plan or participating in the bike purchase plan. We will contribute toward the cost of a bike and helmet.
- Free bus pass
Get around the city with your free Microsoft bus pass.