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Data Scientist: Internship Opportunities



Data Science
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2023
Come build community, explore your passions and do your best work at Microsoft with thousands of University students from every corner of the world. This opportunity will allow you to bring your aspirations, talent, potential—and excitement for the journey ahead. 

Data Scientist Interns at Microsoft use machine learning, statistics, experiments, and more to build and improve great products while making business impact. As a Data Scientist intern you will collaborate with stakeholders, formulate approaches to solve problems and use algorithms and data sources in the context of business and engineering needs. You will also be able to combine your engineering abilities with analytical skills to make customer experiences better. Our Data Scientists use innovative methods, algorithms, and tools daily to drive results throughout Microsoft devices, operating systems, products, and services and provide novel insights into business and customer scenarios.

At Microsoft, Interns work on real-world projects in collaboration with teams across the world, while having fun along the way. You’ll be empowered to build community, explore your passions and achieve your goals. This is your chance to bring your solutions and ideas to life while working on cutting-edge technology.

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.

Please note this application is only for internships based in our Atlanta, Georgia office. For internships in other offices in the United States, please see our Careers site.


As a Data Scientist Intern you will:
  • Formulate approaches to solve problems using well defined algorithms and data sources
  • Incorporate an understanding of product functionality and customer perspective to provide context for those problems
  • Use data exploration techniques to discover new questions or opportunities within your problem area and propose applicability and limitations of the data
  • Interpret the results of their analysis, validate their approach, and learn to monitor, analyze, and iterate to continuously improve
  • Engage with peer stakeholders to produce clear, compelling, actionable insights that influence product and service improvements that will impact millions of customers.
  • Participate in the peer review process and act on feedback while learning innovative methods, algorithms, and tools to increase the impact and applicability of your results

Required Qualifications:
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's in Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Applied Sciences like Biostatistics, Physics, Chemistry, Computational Neurology and or other quant-focused field
    • Must have at least one additional quarter/semester of school remaining following the completion of the internship.  
Preferred Qualifications
  • Some Engineering experience and or project course work using large data systems on SQL, Hadoop, etc.
  • Proficiency using one or more programming or scripting language to work with data such as: Python, Perl, or C#.
  • Some experience and or project course work performing data analysis and applying statistics working with tools such as: Excel, R, MATLAB, AMPL, or SAS.
  • Some experience and or project course work with product and service telemetry systems.
  • Some A/B Testing or experimentation (this can be from conducting real life science experiments, hypothesis testing in stats etc.) Not required but ideal.
  • Some experience or course work applying basic ML to a type of data and or used algorithms to conduct experiments on data.
The base pay range for this internship is USD $5,090 - $10,120 per month. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $6,690 - $11,030 per month.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-intern-pay

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.