Real Opportunities | – Interns4Afrika – Microsoft – Maye Edwin

The Interns4Afrika program offers talented young people a unique experience with a dynamic and agile technology organization on the African continent.

You 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.

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In order to give you the best chance of success, 4 weeks of your internship will be dedicated to developing world class business and technical skills. Microsoft 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.

Follow your passion, choose your path

At Microsoft, we have three Internship paths you can take with Microsoft 4Afrika Internship program.

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Technical

Sales Path

Passionate about interacting directly with customers? Or being on the front line to bring the magic of software to customers and businesses? The Interns4Afrika sales path could be right for you.

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Interns4Afrika

With this, Microsoft along with its 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.

Microsoft 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 (Like my own, “The Website on Paper”) 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?

There is a lot that Microsoft offers to young and creative people around the globe who have the zeal to see themselves living a successful professional life.

Marketing Path

Do you believe you are avid marketer who wants to tell the world how technology can improve lives? Are you 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.

For this, Microsoft and its 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.

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Interns4Afrika

Microsoft 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. This will empower you to have great skills and rating in product marketing and creating brands that sell.

Technical

If 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.

Microsoft and its partners will also build upon your existing technology skills and support you to learn the latest Microsoft technologies.

You will be able complete Microsoft certifications to fulfil your potential as Microsoft technical expert. Like for my case, I had Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Trainings.

Microsoft 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 this is the thing.

How do you apply? And what are the qualifications?

Microsoft looks for motivated, talented and hard-working individuals who are interested in making the most of this life changing opportunity.

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Interns4Afrika

All you need is to ensure that;

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

Personally, I had an amazing opportunity to network, learn, teach and acquire new skills during my Internship. I was lucky to have two Internship paths at the same time, Sales and Technical Internship.

I also secured a pretty cool job thereafter. With the zeal still high, I am looking forward to hone my skills and work at Microsoft sometime soon.

Big thanks to Microsoft 4Afrika! Apply Now.

Maye Edwin | #MeetMaye #ModernBiz