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Microsoft Corporation Research Intern - Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics in AI (FATE) in New York, New York

Microsoft Research New York City (MSR NYC) is looking for multiple interns to collaborate with members of the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics in AI at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/group/fate/ (FATE) research group. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in FATE-related topics and a desire to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment that includes researchers from computer science, the social sciences, the humanities, and other fields.

We welcome applications from candidates with a background in a technical field (such as machine learning, AI, or NLP) as well as candidates with a socio-technical orientation, such as those in information science, sociology, anthropology, science and technology studies, media studies, law, and related fields.

The FATE group in New York includes the following researchers: Solon Barocas at http://solon.barocas.org/ , Kate Crawford at https://katecrawford.net/ , Hal Daumé at http://users.umiacs.umd.edu/hal/ , Miro Dudík at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/mdudik/ , Hanna Wallach at http://dirichlet.net/ , and Jennifer Wortman Vaughan at http://www.jennwv.com/ . Members of the group collaborate extensively with each other, Post Doc Researchers, and other groups at MSR NYC and across the company.

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

In addition to the qualifications below, you’ll need 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.

Required Qualification

  • Must be currently enrolled in a relevant PhD program.

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 at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest .

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

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