Imagine landing an internship at one of the top companies in the world – Microsoft! An internship is a formal program emphasizing on-the-job-training. Adding an internship at Microsoft in your career path is a treasure as it enables you to grow personally by identifying your strengths and weaknesses for the job, as well as professionally by growing your network base. Below we have provided you, commerce graduates, with top internship opportunities to take advantage of!

Microsoft has internships in:

  1. Marketing
  2. Marketing/Sales Virtual Internship 
  3. Business development and strategy
  4. Business programs and operations
  5. MBA Virtual Internship

Let’s have a closer look at each of them:

1. Marketing

Microsoft challenges you, marketers, to join their team and make a global impact! By joining their marketing internship program, you will gain the privilege of working with a variety of different businesses, assist to grow Microsoft’s marketing discipline, and give and take away knowledge from marketing professionals. 

Location: Redmond, Washington, United States

Do you qualify?

You should be:

  • Be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a 4yr accredited university (on track to graduate by June 2021 or have graduated no earlier than March 2020).
  • Show demonstrated interest
  • Be able to deliver results in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment
  • Be able to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Have excellent communication and presentation skills

Responsibilities:

  • Partner / Channel marketing manager
  • Product marketing manager

Why should you apply?

The following benefits and perks provided for this opportunity are maternity and paternity leave, discounts on products and services, educational resources, and much more!

Apply  here

2. Marketing/Sales Virtual Internship

Insidesherpa.com exclusively presents: “Go-To-Market: Undergraduate & Masters Asia Virtual Experience Program”. This program brings Microsoft’s unique practical skills and experience right to your doorstep for you to master all for free!

Location: Anywhere! It is virtual.

Do you qualify?

This program is open to all students.

What will this program teach you?

  1. Welcome to your virtual experience
  2. Preparing for your virtual experience
  3. Campus to Corporate: Business Foundation Skills
  4. Campus to Corporate: Work Ready Skills
  5. Work Ready Skills
  6. Technical GTM Skills

Why should you apply?

The following benefits and perks provided are: earn a certificate, opportunity to make your CV and LinkedIn profile stand out, can be completed in your own time, gaining real work experience in a safe “COVID-free” environment all in the comfort of your own home! There is no price tag and only takes 6-8 hours to complete – what are you waiting for? Join now and add value to your career!

Apply  here

3. Business development and strategy

Microsoft wants to welcome you, business development analysts, into their team! By joining their team, you will be extending their unique value proposition for developers and IT professionals through avant-garde partnerships and high-quality management of key partner relationships.

Location: Redmond, Washington, United States

Do you qualify?

You will:

  • Be pursuing either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of one quarter or semester of school to complete after the internship 
  • Have excellent communication, written, presentation skills
  • Have a strong desire and business acumen for consultative solution selling
  • Outstanding negotiation, customer service, and interpersonal skills
  • Have a passion for both consumer and enterprise technology
  • Have an adequate understanding of cloud computing, Microsoft Office 365 or devices, preferred 

Responsibilities:

This internship runs for 12 weeks. 

During this time, you should be able to: 

  • Initiate, Assess and Execute on partnerships 
  • Develop and recommend partnership strategies

Why should you apply?

The following benefits and perks provided for this opportunity are industry-leading healthcare, discounts on products and services, and much more!

Apply  here

4. Business programs and operations 

Microsoft invites those motivated, ambitious, and passionate scholars out of their cocoons and to realize their talents for delivering innovative business solutions by applying for an intern position for Business Programs and Operations offered exclusively by Microsoft. 

Location: Redmond, Washington, USA

                 Reno, Nevada, USA

Do you qualify?

  • Pursuing either a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree with a focus in operations, logistics, business, finance or related field (with at least one semester/quarter remaining after internship)
  • Two positions are available: an operations program manager or business program manager. External requirements needed exclusive to the positions are found in the link provided below!

Responsibilities:

  • Operations program manager
  • Business program manager

Why should you apply?

The following benefits and perks provided are: discounts on products and services, opportunities to network and connect industry-leading healthcare, and much more!

Apply here

5. MBA Virtual Internship

Insidesherpa.com exclusively presents the “Go-to-Market: MBA Asia Virtual Experience Program”. You, MBA Students, can further increase your knowledge, skills, and experience through this free unique program offered by Microsoft, all in the comfort of your own home! This program only takes 4-6 hours to complete – enroll now to earn a certificate and an impressive stamp of completion on your CV and LinkedIn profile!

Location: Anywhere! It is virtual.

Do you qualify?

MBA Student (can be a current student or past student)

What will the program teach you?

  1. Welcome to the virtual program
  2. Prepare for your virtual experience
  3. Campus to corporate: Business Foundation Skills
  4. Work Ready skills
  5. Technical GTM Skills

Why should you apply?

The following benefits and perks are provided: earn a certificate, opportunity to make your CV and LinkedIn stand out, can be completed in your own time, gain real work experience, and much more! – plus this program is free of charge and did I forgot to mention that it requires no travel? Get comfortable at home and start now!

Apply here

In this day and age, competition for a full-time, high paid top-management position is high. We all need to start small to end up somewhere big. Internships provide us with the opportunity to grow and become a better version of ourselves. Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest leaders in my country (South Africa), once said: 

“It’s always impossible until it’s done”

Try the “impossible” – take advantage of this article and apply for a position of interest to you.

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