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Research Intern - Security and Cryptography
$6k - $12k
Redmond, United States
Job description

Research Internships at Microsoft provide a dynamic environment for research careers with a network of world-class research labs led by globally-recognized scientists and engineers, who 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.

The researchers and engineers in the Security and Cryptography team pursue challenging work in our field that has an impact at Microsoft and in the world at large. Most recently we have been focused on cryptographic identity, cryptography for verifiable elections, and high-performance post-quantum cryptography algorithms and their software and hardware implementations. We are spinning up new work related to Artificial Intelligence and the changes and challenges it brings related to cryptography.

Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

What we expect from you

Research Interns put inquiry and theory into practice. Alongside fellow doctoral candidates and some of the world's best researchers, Research Interns learn, collaborate, and network for life. Research Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to exciting research and development strides. During the 12-week internship, Research Interns are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other Research 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.