FUSE Labs has an active internship program for graduate students from a wide range of disciplines to design, develop, and study social computing systems. Previous interns have come from Computer Science, Information Science, Sociology, Art, and Design.

The internships are paid and have a duration of 12 weeks. Most interns join the lab in the summer, when the majority of interns across Microsoft Research are around. Interns are hosted either in Redmond, WA or New York City, depending on the location of the FUSE mentor.

The expected outcome of the internship is determined in collaboration with a mentor. In the past, interns have worked on advanced prototypes and peer-reviewed publications for venues like CHI, CSCW, and ICWSM. Interns are expected to collaborate with other interns, researchers, and other members of the lab, give presentations of their work, and contribute to the life of the community.

The goals of the internship are to help the intern advance their own career, encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, and contribute to our R&D efforts. 

Applicants from universities inside and outside of the United States are welcome to apply.

Application Process

Fill out the Microsoft Research internship application form. Make sure to indicate the name(s) of the permanent members of FUSE that you would like to work with. Also, make sure to include at least two recommenders who should respond to the request for letters in a promptly fashon. We typically look at internship applications in January.

Previous Interns