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Mon Jan 20 2014

Internships: Computational Linguist Internship - Microsoft Dublin

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-Jan-2014
From: Dermot McLoughlin <dmcloughmicrosoft.com>
Subject: Computational Linguist Internship - Microsoft Dublin
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University or Organization: Microsoft
Web Address: https://careers.microsoft.com/jobdetails.aspx?ss=&pg=0&so=&rw=1&jid=133565&jlang=en&pp=ss

Type of Work: Natural Language Processing

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Compensation: Paid: €21,789
Internship Location: Dublin, Ireland
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications: - You are a current student of linguistics, computational linguistics or computer science. - You have a strong, proven affiliation with natural language processing. - Your English communication skills are good, both written and verbally. - You have good programming skills. - You have programming experience in C# or similar. Desired skills, but not essential: - You are fluent in a language other than English. - You have proven knowledge of machine learning.

Job Description:

Would you like the opportunity to contribute to Microsoft’s Natural Language technology development? Are you interested in Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics? Have you ever wondered what team are behind those red and blue squiggly lines in Microsoft Word? That’s us!

The Natural Language Technologies (NLT) Team is part of the Microsoft Office Division, responsible for providing Natural Language Technologies to the Office suite of products in over 90 languages. We develop and maintain features such as the spell checkers, thesauri and grammar checkers, to name a few.

Our team is looking for a person that wants to apply his/her linguistic knowledge to the commercial world by helping create the next wave of cool linguistic components to ship in future versions of Office. We are always looking for new opportunities in the area of computational linguistics, so there will be the prospect of some research to improve our current linguistic features.

- Work in the NLT international project engineering team to scale natural language technology to multiple languages.
- Work closely with the NLT test and project management teams (in Dublin and Redmond) as well as linguistic vendor teams around the world.
- Help execute linguistic quality assurance processes to ensure that released features maintain high linguistic standards.
- Contribute to the development of linguistic features for future Microsoft releases.

Note: This position is open for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students that have the ability to take a break in their studies. The standard duration is 12 months.

Intern Benefits:
The benefit of an internship doesn't just apply to your future career. There are some great advantages from day one, including:
- €21,789 annual salary.
- 25 days’ annual holiday.
- Discounted Microsoft products.
- Relocation assistance of three weeks’ accommodation.
- Subsidized canteen.
- Access to the latest technology and the Microsoft library.
- The all-important social events.

Microsoft‘s equal employment opportunities policy.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: https://careers.microsoft.com/jobdetails.aspx?ss=&pg=0&so=&rw=2&jid=133565&jlang=en&pp=ss
Contact Information:
Denise Temple
Email: v-detempmicrosoft.com

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