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  • Microsoft Graduate Internship Programme 2017 - Interns4Afrika

  • Posted on: 12 July, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • 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. Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. I am because we are" - the popular African proverb asserts. It also best describes our relationship with the continent of Africa over the last 20 years.

    Marketing Intern

     

    Area of work: Marketing

    Program Summary

    • The Interns4Afrika program offers talented young people a unique experience with a dynamic and agile technology organization 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, this is your chance to kick-start your future
    • To give you the best chance of success 4 weeks of your internship will be dedicated to developing world class business and technical skills.
    • We'll 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.

    Job Summary

    • 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.
    • Microsoft, in partnership with the host organization, offer you a unique opportunity to kick start your career. The internship program will provide you with a real-world work experience and new skills while working for a leading technology organization on the African continent.

    The Position

    • If you are passionate about telling the Microsoft story to help people and businesses throughout the world to achieve more, then the Interns4Afrika marketing path could be right for you.
    • If you follow the marketing path Microsoft and our partners will support you to capitalise on the opportunity technology presents to connect with customers in new ways, honing your communication skills and techniques to launch your marketing career.
    • Our partners have a diverse range of marketing opportunities.
    • Would you like to be an Advertising and Branding Junior Manager creating and delivering social media marketing campaigns.
    • Or perhaps you would be interested in creating internal & external communication strategies as a Junior Marketing Strategist.
    • Maybe your strong organization skills would be best used as a Junior Project Manager, supporting the execution of marketing plans for Microsoft products and services.
    • Or perhaps a role as a Sales and Marketing Assistant will see you leading on the development of sales materials to convert prospective customers.
    • If you are an avid marketer who wants to tell the world how technology can improve lives, then what are you waiting for...

    Requirements
    We want to hear from you if:

    • You are able to commit to completing full time internship for 6 months
    • You are currently in education or have graduated from an Undergraduate or Postgraduate course within the last 12 months
    • You have a BA/B.Sc in a Business related or IT degree
    • You have right to work in the country in which you are currently located

    A Marketing intern must have:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Very good organizational 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

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    Sales Intern

     

    Area of work: Sales

    Program Summary

    • The Interns4Afrika program offers talented young people a unique experience with a dynamic and agile technology organization on the African continent.
    • You will work for 6 months with a Microsoft partner on real projects, collaborating and learning from your colleagues.
    • If you’re aspiring for a future in sales, this is your chance to kick-start your future
    • To give you the best chance of success 4 weeks of your internship will be dedicated to developing world class business and technical skills.
    • We'll 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.

    Job Summary

    • 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.
    • Microsoft, in partnership with the host organization, offer you a unique opportunity to kick start your career. The internship program will provide you with a real-world work experience and new skills while working for a leading technology organization on the African continent.

    The Position

    • We’re looking for motivated, talented and hard-working individuals who are interested in making the most of this life changing opportunity. If that’s you Apply now!
    • If you are passionate about interacting directly with customers and being on the front line to bring the magic of software to customers and businesses, the Interns4Afrika sales path could be right for you.
    • If you follow the sales path Microsoft, along with our partners will provide you with a dynamic tool kit to enable you to hone your sales craft and take your first steps to becoming a world-class sales professional.
    • Our partners have a diverse range of sales opportunities. Maybe you would like to be a Junior Account Manager, meeting potential clients and educating them on the benefits of Microsoft products.
    • Or perhaps your passion for communication will see you leading on the development of sales materials to convert prospective customers as a Sales and Marketing Assistant.
    • Or how about driving sales through participation in workshops, events and demos as a Retail Sales Specialist?
    • If you want to connect customers with technology that simplifies their lives and inspires their potential, then what are you waiting for...

    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 organize client contact lists and schedule updates
    • Administrative duties related to the sales process

    Requirements
    We want to hear from you if:

    • You are able to commit to completing full time internship for 6 months
    • You are currently in education or have graduated from an Undergraduate or Postgraduate course within the last 12 months
    • You have a BA/B.Sc in a Business related or IT degree
    • You have right to work in the country in which you are currently located

    A sales intern must have:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of Web and social media
    • Interest in learning about sales
    • Very good organizational 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

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    IT Technical Support Internship Program

     

    Program Summary

    • The Interns4Afrika program offers talented young people a unique experience with a dynamic and agile technology organization 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, this is your chance to kick-start your future
    • To give you the best chance of success 4 weeks of your internship will be dedicated to developing world class business and technical skills.
    • We'll 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.

    Job Summary

    • World-Class Skills is about Microsoft 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.
    • Microsoft, in partnership with the host organization, offer you a unique opportunity to kick start your career. The internship program will provide you with a real-world work experience and new skills while working for a leading technology organization on the African continent.

    The Position

    • If you are passionate about driving advances in technology to help Microsoft customers solve big problems and remain competitive in a cloud-first, mobile-first world, then the Interns4Afrika technical path could be right for you.
    • If you follow the technical path Microsoft and our partners will build upon your existing technology skills and support you to learn the latest Microsoft technologies.
    • Complete Microsoft certifications to fulfil your potential as Microsoft technical expert.
    • Our partners have a diverse range of technical opportunities.
    • Become a Microsoft CRM Online Expert and train others to capitalize on the CRM cloud opportunity.
    • Or build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster as an Azure Specialist.
    • Maybe you would like to support customers to use the cloud-based collaboration and productivity tools as Office 365 Specialist.
    • Or perhaps a role as a Data Platform Specialist will suit you, using data and insights to engage with customers and stakeholders, delivering improved customer value and operational excellence.
    • If you want to build a breadth and depth of knowledge in modern technologies to become ‘cloud-ready’ IT professional, then what are you waiting for...

    Responsibilities

    • Troubleshoot and resolve customers problems
    • Deployment of Office365 solutions to customers
    • Support Office365 tickets as opened in the helpdesk partal
    • Provide training to customers on Office365 capabilities
    • Support the marketing team on Office365 technical issues
    • Sever administration
    • Test and document software
    • Database management
    • All tasks concerning the installation, migration and support of a sever system
    • Microsoft Cloud products installation and support

    Requirements
    We want to hear from you if:

    • You are able to commit to completing full time internship for 6 months
    • You are currently in education or have graduated from an Undergraduate or Postgraduate course within the last 12 months
    • You have a BA/B.Sc in a Business related or IT degree
    • You have right to work in the country in which you are currently located

    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

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Note

    • Don’t forget to sell yourself on your application form and in your CV as the competition for this internship is tough!
    • If you have already applied and wanted to change some information, please send an update to: y4Afrika@microsoft.com We won’t accept any new application through e-mail.
    • Candidates who are currently doing National Youth Service will be disqualified

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