Students and graduates

Life as a Microsoft intern

  • Get inside the Microsoft intern experience

    Every year, thousands of university students from every corner of the world join Microsoft. You bring your aspirations, talent, potential—and excitement for the journey ahead. Our internship experience brings interns from around the world together to connect, collaborate and co-create virtually to make a difference and impact the world.

  • A hybrid approach to internships

    Starting a new career journey is a momentous occasion. As you plan to take an initial step on your new path, Microsoft internships provide a hybrid approach to enable a high-quality experience both virtually and in person. Hybrid by design is weaved into each of our locations, keeping the health and safety of our employees, interns, and their families as our highest priority.    

      

    Whether joining us virtually or in person, all our interns are empowered to co-create their experience, build community, and explore their passions while working on projects that matter. 

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  • A hybrid approach to internships

    Starting a new career journey is a momentous occasion. As you plan to take an initial step on your new path, Microsoft internships provide a hybrid approach to enable a high-quality experience both virtually and in person. Hybrid by design is weaved into each of our locations, keeping the health and safety of our employees, interns, and their families as our highest priority.    

      

    Whether joining us virtually or in person, all our interns are empowered to co-create their experience, build community, and explore their passions while working on projects that matter. 

Global student programs and internships

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    University internships

    At Microsoft, our interns work on projects that matter – and your team will rely on your skills and insights to help deliver those projects to market. This is your chance to bring your solutions and ideas to life while working on cutting-edge technology. We offer internships in all job families and solution areas, and it’s open to current students in Bachelor’s, Master’s, MBA, PhD programs.

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    PhD internships

    If you're pursuing a PhD and want to explore what it's like to work at Microsoft, look no further. We host PhD interns in both our product teams and in Microsoft Research (MSR). Our PhD interns are active, contributing members to our product and research community regardless if you are conducting cutting-edge research or engineering a new product. No matter what route you take—come work on meaningful, innovative projects that add to our company's success.

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    Microsoft Aspire Experience

    We believe that Microsoft is a place for exploration, creativity, innovation, and professional growth. Microsoft Aspire Experience is an onboarding experience, designed to equip, develop, and empower those who join Microsoft after graduating from undergraduate school and MBA programs.

Global programs


  • Imagine Cup

  • Student ambassadors program

  • HR rotational program

  • Finance rotation program

  • Supply chain rotational program
  • Register for the Imagine Cup. Make an impact through coding, collaboration, and competition. Innovate with passion to tackle global issues and bring your tech solutions to live in the Imagine Cup.

     

     

  • We are looking for student leaders with a passion for making a difference and sharing technology with their peers.

     

     

  • Our HR rotation program is a 3- year program that fosters learning and growth in the HR profession, and help you jumpstart your career.

     

     

  • Our Microsoft Finance Rotation Program (FRP) is a two-year program comprised of four, 6-month rotations, split across core finance functions. Kick starts your career in finance with a rotation in corporate functions, production/engineering finance, sales finance and more.

     

     

  • SCORE is a three-year career experience designed to provide emerging talent with an unparalleled journey through end-to-end cloud supply chain operations. Over three one-year rotations, participants will partner with and learn from our teams while building skills and supply chain acumen to accelerate their career growth.

     

     

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    Register for the Imagine Cup. Make an impact through coding, collaboration, and competition. Innovate with passion to tackle global issues and bring your tech solutions to live in the Imagine Cup.

     

     

  • Photo of two women talking and looking at tablet

    We are looking for student leaders with a passion for making a difference and sharing technology with their peers.

     

     

  • Group photo of students outside

    Our HR rotation program is a 3- year program that fosters learning and growth in the HR profession, and help you jumpstart your career.

     

     

  • Photo of a woman sitting behind a desk

    Our Microsoft Finance Rotation Program (FRP) is a two-year program comprised of four, 6-month rotations, split across core finance functions. Kick starts your career in finance with a rotation in corporate functions, production/engineering finance, sales finance and more.

     

     

  • group of students

    SCORE is a three-year career experience designed to provide emerging talent with an unparalleled journey through end-to-end cloud supply chain operations. Over three one-year rotations, participants will partner with and learn from our teams while building skills and supply chain acumen to accelerate their career growth.

     

     

U.S. regional internships and programs

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    Discovery program internship

    Created for rising college first-year students, the Microsoft Discovery program is a 4-week project-based learning program. Find inspiration, begin learning how to program, and have a hands-on learning experience as you explore technology opportunities at Microsoft.

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    Explore Microsoft internship

    Created for first- and second-year college students, Explore Microsoft is a 12-week summer internship that lets you try out different software engineering roles.

India regional internships and programs


  • Academic partnership grant

  • Cybersecurity

  • MBA B-school PM Engage

  • MBA B-school MCAPS
  • Microsoft Academic Partnership Grant is intended at fostering academia and industry collaborations and result in breakthrough innovations in search, cloud computing, and data-driven content creation.

     

    More info to come when submissions for next year open.

  • A program to nurture cybersecurity enthusiasts via a specially curated learning journey.

     

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  • Through this initiative, MBA students across B-schools in India interested in program management get a chance to be mentored by Microsoft and be a part of AMA sessions, webinars, and leader talks delivered by Microsoft employees.

     

    Learn more

  • Microsoft invites students enrolled in 2-year MBA program and currently in their 1st year MBA to apply for internship opportunities. During the 8-10 weeks internship, you'll work on projects that matter – and your team will rely on your skills and insights to help deliver those projects to the market. You’ll get the opportunity to work on real projects and have fun along the way. This is your chance to show off your skills and work on cutting edge technology.

     

    More info to come when applications for next year open.

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    Microsoft Academic Partnership Grant is intended at fostering academia and industry collaborations and result in breakthrough innovations in search, cloud computing, and data-driven content creation.

     

    More info to come when submissions for next year open.

  • Photo of students working together looking at computer monito

    A program to nurture cybersecurity enthusiasts via a specially curated learning journey.

     

    Learn more

  • Photo of two students walking and talking

    Through this initiative, MBA students across B-schools in India interested in program management get a chance to be mentored by Microsoft and be a part of AMA sessions, webinars, and leader talks delivered by Microsoft employees.

     

    Learn more

  • Photo of student looking at computer monitor

    Microsoft invites students enrolled in 2-year MBA program and currently in their 1st year MBA to apply for internship opportunities. During the 8-10 weeks internship, you'll work on projects that matter – and your team will rely on your skills and insights to help deliver those projects to the market. You’ll get the opportunity to work on real projects and have fun along the way. This is your chance to show off your skills and work on cutting edge technology.

     

    More info to come when applications for next year open.

Resources to help you on your journey to Microsoft

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    Learn tech skills through top universities

    Explore modules and learning paths from universities like Carnegie Mellon University, University of Oxford, and UC Berkeley to prepare you for a career in cloud.

     

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    Diverse perspectives fuel innovation

    Join a community that encourages everyone to bring their full and best selves to work each day.

     

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    Microsoft culture in action

    Our culture leads us to find ways to help people do ordinary and sometimes extraordinary things.

     

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    Perks and benefits

    Empowering our employees to be through more than the work they do each day. At Microsoft, we work to ensure essential benefits are available globally.  

     

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Stories worth telling

Our interns and grads are accomplishing great things. Learn about their personal goals and achievements - and how Microsoft has helped them grow.
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    From Monterrey to Microsoft

    Diego Garza wrapped up his second internship last summer.  See why he says he feels empowered and can’t wait to come back. 

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    A rising tech star

    A college student attends an event that leads to her dream job. 

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    What the Explore Microsoft program is all about

    Hear from alums of the Explore Microsoft program, and how it helped shape their careers. 

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    It all started with a Windows internship

    A year after graduating, Nikhil Gaekwad went from former intern to Program Manager at Microsoft.