The Microsoft 4Afrika Internship Program provides a world-class job training experience to qualified students in their Microsoft Africa locations. The primary goal of the programme is to promote employability by providing a unique job experience to hundreds of qualified graduates per year. The program has two intakes per year. The next one will be in June 2016.
WHO WE ARE
AfricaTalentbank.com (ATB), is a Recruitment, Training & Mentorship company, whose motto is ‘Prepare, Position, Transition, from Campus to Corporate Life! We believe African youth are empowered through self-reliance which comes from: Education, Training, Mentorship, Employment or, Entrepreneurship. Every weekday, we post notifications which range from: career opportunities, interview tips, soft skills tips, motivational, inspirational tips and more, to our members via ATBChat – our Android notifications app which can be downloaded FREE from Google Play.
ATB has partnered with many organisations and partners ranging from fast growth start-ups to multinationals in sectors including: FMCGs (Unilever, Diageo/EABL, BAT), Mining, Mobile provider, Management Consulting, Legal, Banking, Technology and, Venture Capital.
Are you a recent graduate looking for a unique opportunity to gain real world work experience and new skills? Do you want to work with a leading technology organization on the African continent? If the answer is yes, the Interns4Afrika program could be for you. It offers talented young people 6 months of full-time work with a Microsoft partner organisation on real projects and provides an opportunity to kick start your future. Whether you are aspiring for a future in sales, marketing or technology, this could be your chance to make a difference.
Microsoft has designed the Interns4Afrika program in response to demand from within its partner population for people like you – entrepreneurial individuals with a passion for technology who are keen to continue learning and have a flexible can-do attitude. As someone who can help shape the Africa of tomorrow, Microsoft has a vested interest in making sure you get the start you deserve and has developed this ground breaking new program with your needs in mind.
Think of it as a full-time 6-month opportunity to inject fresh ideas and energy into a team, and a chance to show what you can do. In the first part of your internship, you will be given four weeks of the latest Microsoft training (Microsoft products and solutions) and practical business skills. This will be supplemented by monthly training sessions to continue your professional development and enhance your skills and ability to support the partner organisation you are working with.
There are internships available across the African continent in three distinct areas: sales, marketing and technical and we ask you to apply for one of these paths depending on where your skills and passions lie.
All interns will be paid a stipend and will be located at and employed by the partner organisation on a full-time basis for the six-month internship period.
Candidates should be from or, have the right to work, in the following countries:
- South Africa (based in Johannesburg)
- Ivory Coast
You’re eligible to apply if:
- You can commit to completing a six-month internship.
- You are currently in your final year of education or have graduated from an Undergraduate or Postgraduate course within the last twelve months
- You have completed an A+ certification, have a course in a business, IT or Marketing
- You have the right to work in the country where you are currently located
So what are you waiting for? Apply now!
This programme is competitive so ensure you submit a good, quality CV. Click link to download our ATB Graduate CV Template – CV template Grad 1
APPLICATION DETAILS – To apply: Please send an updated Resume/CV (max 2 pages), outlining why you would like to be considered for this opportunity. Kindly send this to: y4Afrika@microsoft.com Closing Date: Sunday, 29 May 2016.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to expected high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. More information on this and other initiatives can be found on www.microsoft.com/4afrika