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Microsoft Explore 4Afrika Internships for African Youths 2016

Application Deadline: First intake would be admitted into the program in January/February and the second batch in June/July. | Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African countries. The vast majority of opportunities are offered at Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya.

To be taken at (country): South Africa

Brief description:  Explore 4Afrika offers the opportunity to experience working at Microsoft Africa through hands-on training and group project experiences. Successful 4Afrika Graduate Interns will qualify to be part of full time Microsoft MACH hires in Africa

Eligible Field of Study: A preference in Science, Engineering and Business Majors.

About the Award: The Microsoft 4Afrika Internship Program provides a world-class job training experience to qualified students in our Microsoft Africa locations. The primary goal is to promote employability by providing a unique job experience to hundreds of qualified graduates per year, enabling them to land jobs within Microsoft and broader partner ecosystem in Africa. The program has two intakes per year and kicks off with a one-week on-boarding and orientation event in the Microsoft South African office. This includes a signature team building activity to get the interns energized for the intense year ahead.

Type: Graduate and Undergraduate Internship program


  • Highly motivated University Graduates or undergraduates with excellent academic performance and a passion for technology
  • Interested candidates will be picked from a 4Afrika approved partner University (see below)

Number of Awardees: Up to 100 Interns per year in both the 4Afrika Graduate and Undergraduate Internship program

Value of Internship: Microsoft offers benefits designed to make your experience the best it can be; the 4Afrika Internship program is no exception. 4Afrika Internship includes competitive monthly pay, all-expense paid trip to South Africa for onboarding, training and certification, Microsoft devices, mentoring by Microsoft employees, and much more!

Duration of Internship: 12-week summer internship

Approved partner universities for the Graduate Internship Programme
Cairo University, Addis Ababa University, University of Ghana, University of Nairobi, Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Lagos, University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, University of Dar Es Salaam, Global Business School Network, Makerere University, American University of Cairo, Strathmore, Lagos Business School, IAM (Institut Africain de Management), University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, University of the People, Regenesys, African Virtual University and UNISA.

How to Apply: Visit webpage to apply

Visit Internship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Microsoft