Microsoft Africa Research Institute (MARI) PhD Internship for Africans 2022

Application for Microsoft Africa Research Institute (MARI) PhD Internship for Africans 2022 is ongoing!

About Microsoft Africa Research Institute MARI PhD Internship

Microsoft works with the world’s best researchers, moving with the current of technology as it rapidly evolves. Together we share the motivation to seek innovative solutions to the world’s toughest challenges and improve the lives of people everywhere.

The MARI, Nairobi, Kenya, is looking for a PhD intern for a 6-month qualitative research project. The MARI is a first-of-its-kind research institute, closely combining foundational research, with product innovation, engineering, and design to create the technologies of the future.

Our mission is to understand, build and deploy innovative cloud and AI technologies that not only address core opportunities in Africa and contribute to solving local challenges at scale but which contribute to creating a more productive future of work, health, and society globally.

Microsoft provides a nurturing environment to support passionate researchers and engineers in AI technology innovation. We are seeking candidates excelling in deep thinking research aspects and fast-paced entrepreneurial execution.

The ideal candidates should have a strong ability to work with researchers and product team colleagues at Microsoft to push forward research agendas and be a team player in a collaborative and supportive environment.

We are seeking candidates with stellar research skills and technical backgrounds. Applicants should demonstrate the depth of knowledge in planning, conducting, and publishing a research study.

Aim and Benefits of Microsoft PhD Internship

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Giving programs
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services

Requirements for Microsoft PhD Internship Qualification

Desired qualifications:

  • Microsoft PhD Fellowship winner.  
  • Currently pursuing a PhD degree in computer science.
  • Experience contributing to research communities and/or efforts, including publishing papers (being listed as author) at conferences such as CHI, CSCW 
  • Should be?able to take initiative, but also follow a research plan and work well as part of a team. 
  • Excellent critical thinking and communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Relevant work experience, including industry experience or as a Researcher in a lab. 
  • Publication Record
  • Ability to design and execute on a research agenda.


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