Microsoft Corporation, an American multinational technology company, was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, United States. The company enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
Microsoft refers to Microsoft Corporation and its affiliates, including Microsoft Mobile Oy, a subsidiary of Microsoft. Microsoft Mobile Oy develops, manufactures and distributes Nokia X mobile phones and other devices.
Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers.
Microsoft offers a variety of scholarship programs, internships and full-time opportunities designed to empower young people to create things that help others and change the world. Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft believes that by working with people who share its global vision, motivation and passion for technology and innovation, it hcan have the biggest impact on the world.
Microsoft’s interns work on projects that matter – and teams will rely on your skills and insights to help deliver those projects to market. You’ll get the opportunity to work on real projects and have fun along the way. This is the chance to bring your solutions and ideas to life while working on cutting-edge technology. Microsoft offers internships in all job families and solution areas, and it’s open to current students in Bachelor’s, Master’s, MBA, and PhD programs.
The internship is designed not only for you to do great work with the opportunity to learn and grow, but to experience Microsoft’s culture full of diverse community connection, executive engagement, and memorable events.
Microsoft offers intern benefits designed to make your experience the best it can be. As an intern you will receive competitive pay, relocation benefits, and many other amazing perks.
To be considered for an internship at Microsoft, you need to be enrolled full-time as a student majoring in an applicable field and should be returning to university / college for at least a term, semester or quarter, following your internship period.
Microsoft internship opportunities vary depending on education level and/or location. Microsoft offers internship roles in the following areas including but not limited to:
- Engineering (Software Engineer, Program Manager, Product Planning, Programmer Writer, Technical Writer, Services Engineering)
- Hardware Engineering
- UX Design
- Supply Chain
- Data and Applied Science
- IT Operations
- Services (Consultant, Support Engineer, Technical Account Manager, Technical Evangelist)
Microsoft internships are open to all students around the globe. All you need to do is bring your brilliant ideas and apply for the once in a lifetime opportunity.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender, identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. Microsoft also considers histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
Benefits / perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
- Industry leading healthcare
- Giving programs
- Opportunities to network and connect
- Discounts on products and services
Microsoft’s Interns 4Afrika Program
Microsoft has partnered with Fuzu – an online career development and employment platform – to bring you the Interns4Afrika program in response to demand from its software distribution and development partners across Africa. The program which was launched in 2016 aims to empower local communities to talented young professionals in Sales, Marketing and IT Technical Support within the Middle East and Africa thus, helping them build a better future for the continent. Through Fuzu, the aspiring young professionals will gain access open Microsoft roles under this program and apply for a chance to work on real projects in a dynamic and agile technology organization on the African continent.
Africa has a pool of young graduates looking to get a place in a dynamic and agile tech company within the African continent. The Interns 4Afrika program seeks to offer this lot a chance to grow their careers through the (virtual) classroom and placements in Microsoft partner organizations. For 6 months, you will work in a real company and on real projects either in sales, marketing or technology while collaborating and learning from your colleagues.
The selection process is demanding but if you have the wit and grit, then you have a good shot at being part of Africa’s future tech leaders.
- Sales path
If you are passionate about interacting directly with customers and being on the frontline of bringing the magic of software to customers and businesses, the Interns4Afrika sales path could be right for you.
- Marketing path
If you are passionate about telling the Microsoft story to help people and businesses throughout the world to achieve more, then the Interns4Afrika marketing path could be right for you.
- Tech path
If you are passionate about driving advances in technology to help Microsoft customers solve big problems and remain competitive in a cloud-first, mobile first world, then he Interns4Afrika technical path could be right for you.
To be considered for the Microsoft Interns4Afrika program, you must meet the following criteria:
- You are able to commit to completing full-time internship in 5 months
- You are currently in education or have graduated from an undergraduate or postgraduate course within the last 12 months
- You have a BA / BSc in a business related or IT degree (depending on the path you are taking)
- You have a right to work in the country in which you are currently located
Currently, the available positions within the Microsoft Interns4Afrika in South Africa are:
- Marketing Internship
- Junior Developer Internship
- Education Graduate Internship
- Human Resource Graduate Internship
- Training and Development Graduate Internship
- Industrial and Organizational Psychology Graduate Internship
Search the Microsoft Interns4Afrika Opportunity Portal to find the perfect and available intern position for you. Refer to Microsoft’s Careers Portal to see other available internship opportunities at Microsoft.