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Government Affairs Intern


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Job Description/Requirements


Start date: August/September 2024

Duration: 12 months, Full-time

Location: Kenya

Type of Employment: Internship

Every year, we welcome interns from every corner of the world to join Microsoft. You bring your aspirations, talent, potential—and excitement for the journey ahead. 

Come build community, explore your passions and do your best work at Microsoft with thousands of university graduates from every corner of the world.

At Microsoft, Interns Workers work on real-world projects in collaboration with teams across the world, while having fun along the way. You’ll be empowered to build community, explore your passion, and achieve your goals. This is your chance to bring your solutions and ideas to life while working on cutting-edge technology. The internship is designed not only for you to do great work with the opportunity to learn and grow, but to experience our culture full of diverse community connection, executive engagement, and memorable events.

Imagine yourself as a Microsoft Intern. Join Microsoft today and help us innovate and shape the business of tomorrow.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

We’re a company of learn-it-alls rather than know-it-alls and our culture is centered around embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Does this sound like you?


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Sciences, Economics, BCom/BA Laws or related field  You must be legally authorised to work in Kenya to be eligible for this role. (Legally authorised = has citizenship or has been granted a valid visa or work permit).

Additional or Preferred Qualifications 

1+ years experience in developing and managing strategic relationships to advocate and influence public/technology policy priorities. Good stakeholder and/or relationship management abilities Some exposure to managing projects and communications across multiple groups


As a government affairs intern you will be responsible for : 

Strategy/Program Management   

Contributes to execution of Microsoft strategies and/or programs related to government affairs. Conducts legal, policy, technology, and other research to support the strategies of the team; coordinates budget of team and supports logistical issues. 

  Subject Matter Expertise and Influence 

Assists in the gathering of data and intelligence information to support the preparation of position papers, policy briefings, presentations, and legislative testimony for legislative action. Stays up-to-date on issues relating to public policy and/or geo-political topics. Conducts research to advance Microsoft policy and/or political agenda.

Representing Microsoft 

Assists with planning, organizing, and/or executing internal/external events by developing content, drafting materials, and engaging in social media 

External Relationships 

Builds relationships on behalf of Microsoft at relevant external events and/or partners with leaders to drive relationships; tracks changes in the regulatory environment and/or proposals for changes; maintains open communication with regulatory agencies. Supports efforts to advance Public Sector goals.

Internal Collaboration

Participates in and coordinates intra-group and/or cross-group projects 

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.Industry leading healthcareEducational resourcesDiscounts on products and servicesSavings and investmentsMaternity and paternity leaveGenerous time awayGiving programsOpportunities to network and connect

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