Did you know that Microsoft offers internships? I guess we all know that most big companies have an internship program. But do you know what kind of skills are required and what types of internship roles are offered at Microsoft? Getting into these organizations is a task and looking for internship opportunities may be tiring. I’ve heard a lot of people say they want to work for Microsoft and maybe you are one of them. Worry not cause we at scholarship track have got your back. 

Getting an internship offer at Microsoft will make your resume stand out. And just not the resume but on the personal front one may gain an ample amount of knowledge from the best in the industry.

Microsoft has internships in:

1. MARKETING

  • Product Marketing Manager Intern 

The Product Marketing Manager understands, orchestrates, and influences campaigns and marketing activities, develops integrated marketing campaigns, and delivers the product, solutions, and customer campaign feedback to the business. An essential aspect of the role of the Product Marketing Manager is to align the content, timing, and delivery of marketing messages and outreach to Microsoft’s customers and partners.

Location- Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Responsibilities – 

As a Product Marketing Manager, you play a role throughout the marketing cycle: from positioning, messaging, and storytelling to determining and orchestrating global launch plans and identifying market research needs. You also own monitoring our competition and building competitive positioning and response plans. 

  • Partner Marketing Advisor Intern 

As a Partner Marketing Advisor (PMA) you will be part of a team that believes in the power of partnership. Partners make it more possible and Microsoft has the products and programs to meet partner’s needs. Microsoft combines the widest range of products in the industry, across a variety of devices and platforms with the flexibility to choose the programs and benefits necessary for your partners to build, go to market, and sell with us. 

Location– Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Responsibilities  

The PMA role is key to Microsoft’s partner management strategy. The PMA is responsible for growing the business through planning, executing, and landing impactful Go-To-Market (GTM) campaigns aligned to Sales Plays. 

  • Public Relations Manager Intern 

As a Public Relations (PR) Manager, you will partner and support the Microsoft Canada communications and public relations team to meet the goals for each of the assigned PR leads in consumer, commercial and corporate communications. The PR Manager organizes, coordinates, and carries out the day-to-day tactics that support public relations. 

Location- Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Responsibilities 

As a PR Manager you will support four key focus areas: 

Consumer media relations – provide support and guidance to drive successful product launches into the market on brands such as Surface, Xbox, and Windows.

Digital/Social Media – actively participate in social media to proactively identify trends, respond to PR opportunities and help drive storytelling across our social platforms. 

Community Impact – work with stakeholders to raise the profile of Microsoft Canada’s community involvement and local/regional/national impact.

Corporate Communications – support the broader communications team with executive speaking engagements, proactive awareness opportunities, and other corporate communications best practices. 

  • Marketing Communications Manager

As a Marketing Communications Manager, you can center your work with larger goals in mind. You are adept at working with team members across business groups and agencies to deliver a global integrated marketing communication plan. You embrace our company’s Marketing principles, are a Microsoft Brand Steward, and drive ongoing improvements to maximize marketing spend, efficiency, and impact. 

Location- Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Responsibilities  

You will manage annual marketing communications priorities and success metrics. You will direct priorities for events and media, public and analyst relations. You will oversee the production and deployment of advertising and drive the strategy and execution of digital and social media. You will determine the optimal mix of engagement vehicles for your product, service, or geography. You’ll need to be a strategic thinker to ensure execution, risks, and global alignment are optimal.

  • Category Marketing Manager Intern

As a Category Marketing Manager, you will support the execution of category marketing and sales plans to grow Surface and Xbox’s business.  The Category Marketing Manager works closely with OEMs, Retailers, and distributors in the market to ensure retailers assert the right devices, help them create a shopping experience (digital and physical), and communicate the benefits.

Location- Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Responsibilities 

The Category Marketing Manager creates and leads marketing initiatives, programs, and campaigns designed to drive sales as well as improvements in the purchase process.

Qualifications for all the above internships – 

The benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in marketing, communications, psychology, or another related field (with at least one semester/quarter remaining after internship).  

Available for a consecutive 8-month internship starting Fall 2021. 

Interested in gaining experience in the craft of marketing. 

Seeks creative solutions to multi-faceted problems. 

Excellent communication and presentation skills. 

Capable of delivering results in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment.  

Ability to influence, inspire, and lead from any role. 

Intern Opportunities for Students – Marketing (8 Consecutive Months – Fall 2021 Start Date) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Marketing at Microsoft


2. Sales

  • Account Executive  

As an Account executive, you are the main connection point between Microsoft and our customers. You provide strategic business leadership partnering with leaders in your customers’ organizations to align their business transformation agenda with digital solutions that can help them better engage customers, optimize operations, transform products and shift their business models.  Account Executive roles are an incredible opportunity to learn, experience, and ultimately drive all aspects of the client relationship, sales pursuit, and customer success life cycles .

Location– Redmond, Washington, United States

Responsibility

Day-to-day you’ll build and maintain key account relationships while driving a two-side business plan with your customers across Technical and Business agendas, respectively.  To drive your customers’ digital transformation, you will need to become an expert on their respective industries.  Your customers will call on you to connect them to the full breadth of Microsoft’s assets including supporting sales disciplines, consulting, support, product groups, and executives to advance their digital transformation agenda. 

  • Sales Specialist 

As a Sales Specialist, you identify our customers’ pain points and solve them through the latest software and services solutions. You will be our customers’ trusted consultant, thoroughly evaluating the health of their IT platforms and development environments and diagnosing areas for improvement. Your solutions drive measurable value, helping customers run their businesses more cost-effectively and efficiently and giving them a competitive edge in their marketplace. 

Location– Redmond, Washington, United States

Responsibility

You will build and maintain relationships with executive business and technical decision-makers, articulate and present the business value of Microsoft’s solutions, and develop a firm understanding of Microsoft’s strategies and product offerings relative to our major competitors.  

Qualifications  

General qualifications for sales roles include:  

Currently pursuing an MBA degree with at least one semester/quarter remaining after internship 

Strong desire and business acumen for consultative solution selling 

Exceptional negotiation, customer service, and interpersonal skills 

Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and presentation skills 

Intern Opportunities for MBA Students: Sales (Summer 2022) in Redmond, Washington, United States | Sales at Microsoft


3. HR Intern Office

A unique HR support role suitable for an aspiring talent that has some entry-level HR operational and support experience with a huge runway to learn to do new things.  You will support the HR Director in Hong Kong, along with the Hong Kong HR team, with the ability to interact with and drive positive value.  There will also be opportunities to virtually interact with colleagues from the Greater China Region.  You will be working for a manager that has an obsession to fulfill people’s career dreams and emphasizes positivity in people.  Accelerate your career! 

Location – Beijing, China

Responsibilities

Contribute to HK HR team efficiency 

Coordinate HR Director’s calendar, expense management, other operational-related matter tasks 

Support HR Director & HK HR team to prepare powerpoints, data analysis, and written memos to all levels of the organization.  Topics range from talent management, learning & development, workforce management, and employee engagement 

Help the HK HR team with ad-hoc tasks as needed; Organize and coordinate processes and information within the HK HR Team 

Drive employer branding – Attract talents to join us 

Drive new ways to promote our employee brand within Hong Kong – Leverage social media platforms, traditional print sources, etc. 

Qualifications

HR experience is preferred but not necessary

Be able to support at least 2~3 days a week, work onsite from Microsoft Beijing Office

Huge growth mindset – Courage to try new things and be modest to take feedback to make things better 

Comfortable with being thrown into unfamiliar and unique situations to derive solutions 

Strong multi-tasking and project management skills 

An energetic and positive mindset with a  and,good team working spirit 

Willing to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment 

Good command of written and spoken English.  Knowledge of Cantonese is a bonus when working with MSFT Hong Kong colleagues

HR Officer Intern in Beijing, Beijing, China | Human Resources at Microsoft


4. Research Intern

Interns put inquiry and theory into practice.

Working with some of the world’s best researchers, interns learn, collaborate, and network for life. Interns not only advance their careers, but they also contribute to the exciting R&D strides our researchers are making.

Location –  Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Responsibility

During the internship, students are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other interns and researchers, present findings, and contribute to the community’s vibrant life.

MSR India researchesa wide range of areas and Internships are available in all of them.

Qualifications

Candidates must be enrolled in a university as part of either a doctoral, postgraduate, or undergraduate program (or must be a recent graduate from such a program). Also, a student has to upload up to three letters of recommendation while applying for this job.

 Research Intern | Microsoft | LinkedIn

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. 


Conclusion

We at the scholarship track aim to bring awareness of the plethora of opportunities to your ears so that you can take a chance and try your luck. Be fearless. Be adventurous but Never say Never. You got this all you have to do is trust yourself and aim for the massive.

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