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Research Intern - Economics/Economics and Computation MSR NYC

Company name
Microsoft Corporation

New York City, NY, United States

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Posted on
Nov 08,2019

Valid Through
Feb 21,2020

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Microsoft Research provides a dynamic environment for research careers with a network of world-class research labs led by globally-recognized scientists and engineers. Our researchers and engineers pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges in diverse fields, including computing, healthcare, economics, and the environment.

Microsoft Research New York at has multiple research intern positions in the Economics and Computation at group and Microeconomics at group for the Summer of 2020. Research areas include market design, algorithmic game theory, social network theory, prediction markets, connections between economics and machine learning, applied and theoretical microeconomics, and behavioral economics. Potential mentors for this position include Nicole Immorlica at , David Rothschild at , Alex Slivkins at and Jenn Wortman Vaughan at .

The Economics and Computation at group and Microeconomics at group includes researchers at MSR NYC and its sister lab MSR NE, who collaborate closely. Both internship postings can be found on the Economics and Computation website; candidates are encouraged to apply to multiple postings.

Other internships at MSR NYC can be found on the lab’s listing of opportunities or in the job search tool . Researchers at Microsoft Research New York at work on machine learning, computational social science, FATE, theoretical computer science, and microeconomics. The lab is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary and is actively engaged with the local academic and tech communities.


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.


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 PhD program in Computer Science, Economics, or a related field.

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 .

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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