Internship opportunities for students in New Zealand
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
6d ago

Applications Close on 16 August 2020

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Over the years, Microsoft has experienced great success and we are just at the beginning of an incredible new wave of opportunities.

Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world.

Every organization across the planet will look to internal and external digital tools to help in their own digital transformation.

Microsoft is uniquely positioned in an era of massive business and societal transformation. Our entire purpose is to make things that help our customers make things and make things happen.

Join us in our quest to democratize the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge capabilities for the world.

Do you want to work on a meaningful and impactful project and make a difference? Are you willing to learn from others and open to new ideas?

Do you want to support others to succeed and operate in a highly collaborative and global environment? If this sounds like you, Microsoft would like to invite you to come join us as you are, where you can find more than just a job.

Read on to learn more about opportunities and apply online!

In New Zealand, our internship program is uniquely positioned to bring out a depth of experience being embedded in a role, whilst being exposed to a breadth of teams and technologies.

As an intern, you will work full-time during university holidays, and part-time during the university semester as you complete your course of study.

Our open intern positions in New Zealand vary from technical roles to non-technical business development roles. Each intern has a variety of experiences from hosting customer sessions, to helping to run important programs for our customers, or creating a chat-bot to be demoed to a customer.

During the interview process, you will have an opportunity to explore each of the internship paths and use Microsoft as a platform for you to pursue your passions.

Key features of the Program :

  • You can expect to work part-time (3 days) during your university semesters and full-time (5 days) during your semester breaks.
  • You will be paid at a competitive market rate.
  • The internship tentative start date will be on 30 November 2020, and end date on 3 December 2021
  • You can expect to join our signature Intern Learning Week conference with all our Interns across Asia Pacific and Australia & New Zealand (up to 7 countries) on the first week of July 2021.
  • You will Intern with us whilst completing your final year of your university degree, with the opportunity to convert into a full-time graduate position upon your completion.
  • Responsibilities

    Upon applying to Microsoft, as you further your progress through later interview stages, you will have an opportunity to explore 8 different categories of roles, and speak with your interviewer on which opportunities you want to pursue.

    Every intern we hire is placed in a different role centred around these 8 categories :

    Technology -specific Roles :

    1. Modern Workplace Specialist Roles

    2. Data & AI Technology Specialist Roles

    3. Azure (Cloud) Application & Infrastructure Specialist Roles

    4. Business Applications Specialist Roles

    Business-Facing Roles :

    5. Technology Strategist Roles

    Technologies live and breathe Microsoft technologies. They may consult technology strategy, run a workshop, or create an MVP to showcase to a client.

    It’s preferred you have a technical degree / background. Examples : Account Technology Strategists, Partner Technical Architects

    6. Acoount Management Roles

    At Microsoft, we are customer obsessed, working across teams to provide value to our clients and partners in bringing in new customers to the Microsoft stack.

    Examples : Account Executives, Technical Account Managers, Partner Development Managers

    7. Marketing and Operations Roles

    Great program managers can work across teams and business segments and teams to drive excellence internally. Examples : Sales Excellence Managers, Business Program Managers, Product Marketing Managers

    At Microsoft, we strategically hire with an intention to give a taste of what full-time graduate roles are like. Our interns play a pivotal role in supporting various business areas in optimizing our operations and support in customer engagements.

    As a community, you will have an opportunity to share your experience with other interns and learn from their role and responsibilities to get a broad view of how Microsoft operates across segments and disciplines.

    Over-and-above your day job, you will also have an opportunity to lead or be a part of stretch projects across various Diversity & Inclusion or Philanthropy initiatives in the business.


  • On-track to complete a Bachelor or non-MBA Master’s degree.
  • Have less than 2 years combined (full-time) professional work experience
  • Able to work full-time during university holidays and part-time (2-3 days a week) during semester
  • Thrives in a fast paced, ambiguous environment - comfortable with uncertainty and working with peers across various levels of seniority
  • Passion for assisting others through technology and innovation, seeking opportunities to learn new methods, procedures or techniques
  • Customer-obsessed, with a willingness to understand the relationship between businesses and technology
  • Excellent communication, presentation & collaboration skills, willing to support others’ successes
  • Ability to influence, inspire and lead
  • Information Systems or Computer Science majors preferred, but not required
  • Key Dates of Application

    Applications Close : 16 August 2020

    First Round Interviews : 2 - 4 September 2020

    Final Round Interviews : 14 - 25 September 2020

    Offer : First Week October 2020

    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.

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

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