Microsoft Research Asia’s internship program, aptly named Stars of Tomorrow, has welcomed more than 3,000 students from countries worldwide. Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2008, excels in establishing an academic environment for top researchers. Interns who show exceptional promise in the research community are provided with an open research environment where fundamental data is collected and quality output is delivered. Microsoft Research Asia interns interact with top researchers through exclusive seminars and meetings to build an academic and social network of collaboration that will last a lifetime. By ensuring access to hands-on opportunities, the Microsoft Research Asia Internship Program enables students to realize their individual potential and pursue their passions while doing innovative research that is unique to the Microsoft experience.
Our internship program enables interns to discover new and develop existing research interests in an industry setting. An internship at Microsoft Research Asia is like a natural continuation of academic studies. By working in a company setting, students have the unique opportunity to experience what work life is like, acquiring a valuable skill-set that will prove uniquely useful for establishing their professional careers.
Open, Risk-Taking, and People-Centric Culture
Challenging Traditional Research Through Fostering Creativity
As a thriving lab of more than 350 full-time employees and just as many interns, conducting research work in more than 20 different fields, there is never a dull day at work. In a totally open work atmosphere, all researchers are granted the freedom to work on their preferred research topics and projects, and to pursue long-term goals that extend far beyond current product cycles. Weekly lectures delivered by renowned guests on a wide array of topics offer fuel for creative thought. Our researchers, engineers, and interns push the boundaries of innovation and have a strong impact on the lives of thousands of people, transforming how people live, work, and learn.
Boundless Cultural Opportunities
Microsoft Research Asia is located in Beijing, China, with easy access to both the bustling urban city as well as traditional cultural gems, including the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and the Great Wall. Organized training courses and a multitude of activities are available to interns year-round, including trips, events of special interest clubs, and free quarterly sessions of Chinese language training for non-Chinese speaking students.
Interns receive a competitive compensation package, which includes a monthly stipend, meal and transportation allowances, and living accommodations. The work place is also equipped with many amenities, such as white-board tables and spacious lounges that encourage and stimulate open discussion and creative ideas. Surrounded by driven peers, interns are immersed in a motivated and open-minded culture that is unique to Microsoft Research Asia. In this environment, researchers and interns can take advantage of the resources to develop ideas that can lead to meaningful change.