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Microsoft Research Bright Minds Competition

Microsoft Research Bright MindsMany thanks for your interest in undergraduate Internships at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK.

We have now finished accepting applications for Summer 2015, if you have applied you will be informed of the outcome of your application by April 2015.

We will be reopening the application portal for Summer 2016 internships at the beginning of September 2015 so please return to this page later on this year.

Microsoft Research Undergraduate Internships

If you are interested in pursuing Research as a career path, or want to explore some of the diverse fields of computer science, this is your opportunity to get a taste of a world-class research environment by working on real projects alongside some of the brightest minds in computer science.

With a Bright Minds Internship, you can:

  • Gain experience in a commercial research environment in Cambridge, UK
  • Challenge yourself and explore new disciplines
  • Develop meaningful connections to mentors and colleagues for the future

Successful candidates will embark on an 8 week internship programme starting mid-Summer.

To be eligible to enter, you must:

  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Be enrolled in undergraduate studies at the time of application
  • Be studying engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, design, social sciences or computational biology
  • Have strong analytical abilities and an interest in pursuing post graduate research
  • Have programming skills


  • Competitive Salary
  • Subsidised accommodation
  • Bike rental
  • Assistance with travel costs
  • Discounts on Microsoft software and hardware
  • Access to onsite gym and café
  • Free beverages

Applications for Summer 2015 are now closed, please revisit in September 2015 to apply for an internship commencing summer 2016.

"I cannot overstate the impact of an internship on my career. I’ve gained significant research experience before even finishing my undergraduate degree, and now have many contacts in the Computer Science research community."

Abigail See, Intern 2013