Microsoft Corporation Graduate Internship Programme

The Microsoft Corporation Graduate Internship Programme designed to offer talented young people a unique experience with a dynamic and agile technology organisation on the African continent. You will work for 6 months with a Microsoft partner on real projects, collaborating and learning from your colleagues.

Whether you’re aspiring for a future in sales, marketing or technology, this is your chance to kick-start your future. Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions, founded in 1975. As a leader in platform and productivity for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, we believe in what people make possible.

Microsoft Corporation Graduate Internship Programme

 

The mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more. The Microsoft intern4Afrika initiative has enabled us to link our growth with approaches that accelerate growth for the continent in three critical areas of developing world-class skills, access and innovation.

Each of these focuses on different aspects that will help empower African youth, entrepreneurs, developers and business and civic leaders to turn great ideas into a reality that can help their community, their country, the continent, and beyond.World-Class Skills is about Microsoft’s plans to develop a self-sustaining, world-class education platform, both online and offline, to help

Africans develop skills for entrepreneurship and improved employability and competitiveness. To give young people the best chance of success 4 weeks, the Microsoft Corporation Graduate Internship Programme will be dedicated to developing world class business and technical skills.

We will support you to rapidly develop your capabilities through the (virtual) classroom and the great work you will do. The competition for a place on Interns 4Afrika is tough but if you are entrepreneurial with a passion for technology, are keen to continue learning and have a flexible can-do attitude we want to hear from you. Join us today, and help shape the Africa of tomorrow.

Microsoft Corporation Graduate Internship Programme Description

Sales Internship – A sales intern must have

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of The Web and social media
  • Interest in learning about sales
  • Very good organisational skills
  • Should be persuasive and know how to negotiate well
  • Must be good with numbers
  • Must be hardworking and willing to do a lot of legwork at the grassroots level if required

Responsibilities

  • Assisting the team lead
  • Identifying new sales leads
  • Generating online enquiries
  • Contacting Potential clients via email or phone to establish rapport and set up meetings
  • Attending conferences, meetings and industry events to explore networking opportunities
  • Learn company culture, company products and services offered to consumers
  • May need to organise client contact lists and schedule updates
  • Administrative duties related to the sales process

Required education: Bachelor’s degree
Required relevant work experience: One month

Required skills

  • Presentation skills
  • Customer service
  • Product demonstration and promotion
  • Sales strategy
  • Customer support, CRM systems
  • Negotiation
  • Verbal communication
  • Sales support

Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
Interested and qualified candidates for this position should visit the application website for more detailed information

Marketing Internship – A Marketing intern must have

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Very good organisational skills
  • Persuasive and know how to negotiate well
  • Must be good with numbers
  • Should be hardworking
  • Passion for the marketing industry and its best practices
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
  • Understanding of different marketing techniques

Responsibilities

  • The Marketing Intern will assist with:
  • Significant marketing efforts including branding, campaigns and helping to establish a digital plan
  • Compile data from numerous sources and organise into a monthly report using set criteria
  • Assist with updating marketing materials
  • Facilitate email marketing campaigns and analysis
  • Perform web updates periodically

Required education: Bachelor’s degree
Required relevant work experience: One month

Required skills

  • Presentation skills
  • Public speaking
  • Customer service
  • Product demonstration and promotion
  • Customer support, CRM systems

  • Conflict and complaint resolution

  • Negotiation
  • Product knowledge
  • Sales support
  • Marketing

Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
Interested and qualified candidates for this position should visit the application website for more detailed information

IT Technical Support Internship – A technical intern should have

  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • LAN Knowledge
  • Help Desk Experience
  • Verbal Communication
  • Operating Systems
  • Phone Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Quality Focus
  • PC Proficiency
  • System Administration

Job Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot and resolve customers problems
  • Deployment of Office365 solutions to customers
  • Support Office365 tickets as opened in the helpdesk portal
  • Provide training to customers on Office365 capabilities
  • Support the marketing team on Office365 technical issues

  • Server administration

  • Test and document software
  • Database management
  • All tasks concerning the installation, migration and support of a server system
  • Microsoft Cloud products installation and support

Required education: Bachelor’s degree
Required relevant work experience: One month

Required skills

  • Basic computer maintenance
  • Technical documentation
  • Server management
  • Computer, laptop maintenance and repair
  • C, C# or C++
  • CSS
  • IT support
  • Customer support, CRM systems
  • Problem solving

Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
Interested and qualified candidates for this position should visit the application website for more detailed information

NB: Candidates who are currently doing National Youth Service will be disqualified. Visit the Microsoft Corporation Graduate Internship Programme official website for more detailed information.

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