Looking for interns....

Hello All,

We are looking to fill a couple of intern roles with a January start date. We will have a position in Sydney and one in the ACT! If you have less than one years work experience and have recently graduated have a look at the following profiles and apply on - line, attention Larissa Reyes gr8hire@microsoft.com.

** Microsoft IT Intern Program



.Net Developer - Sydney


The overall purpose of this position is to encourage the acquisition of technical, developer and testing skills with particular reference to Microsoft technology and solutions. To this end, the intern will be required to:


· Learn and understand .NET technology

· Assist with web and application development for Microsoft IT.

· Build internal applications for Microsoft IT.

· Develop and run automated test suites.

· Run up and install software on test systems.

· Manage the application build process.


· Competent developer - skills in C#, VB, HTML, SQL Server and ASP.

· General familiarity with contemporary project management methods

· Technical ability to build servers using MS technologies and configure basic web sites



(these are standard intern competencies)

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:


· Problem Solving

· Creativity in relation to idea development, and approaches to unusual or difficult situations or problems.

· Drive for Results

· Action Orientation

· Self Development

· Communication and Interpersonal Skills

· Technical passion


Likely Background

A suitable candidate would come from the following:


· Computer Science Faculty - Undertaking or about to complete a degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or ecommerce, or

· Business/Commerce Faculty – Undertaking or about to complete a business-oriented degree with a major information technology component


It is anticipated that the suitable candidate would have a varied range of interests and activities. Further, that their academic results in key subjects are at a very high standard.

Microsoft Job Description

Job Title:

Canberra Technology Specialist Intern

Group and Job Purpose


Description of Purpose

Eg: Enterprise Sales

ACT Enterprise Sales – Public Sector

Job’s Purpose

Provide pre-sales technology support to the ACT Public Sector Account Team

Primary Job Functions


Estimated Annual % of Time

Assist with the management and operation of the test lab equipment


Configure and present technology demonstrations and proofs of concept


Assist Account Teams with planning and execution of account goals


Respond to customer and account team technology enquiries


Undertake Microsoft Certification training


Liaise with national pre-sales team


Role in Business Process

Role in Business Process

Description of Role/Responsibility


  1. Support wins in key technology opportunities – particularly through the support of demonstration equipment and scenarios
  2. Increase awareness of Microsoft technologies among the ACT Branch’s customers.
  3. Broaden Microsoft’s customer touch points through involvement with the local IT Pro community.
  4. Work towards certification in Microsoft technologies (Eg MCSA, MCSE) as relevant to job role

Position scope

This position has impact across the whole ACT Branch customer set

Decision making

The key decision-making area is to prioritise use of own time. Will normally work under direction of one of the Account Technology Specialists, but may on occasion have multiple tasks that must be completed concurrently. May be required to make decisions in respect of building customer presentations, demonstrations and proofs of concept.

Strategy and Development

No strategic role. Will normally work under the direction of the Account Technology Specialists in the ACT Branch.

There are well-established procedures in the technology pre-sales community for giving customer demonstrations, presentations and proofs of concept. Key procedures are provided by TAN and TSPPortal

People Management

No people management requirements

Direct daily liaison with the Account Team and the National Pre-sales Team.

Occasional liaison with the partner team.

Daily liaison with customer contacts

Position relies on the Account Technology Specialists and Account Managers in the ACT Branch Office.

Fiscal Responsibilities

No fiscal responsibility.

Candidate Profile

Area Qualification

Description of What’s Needed


1-3 years related experience can be in an academic environment.


High School plus commenced Bachelor’s Degree, TAFE qualification or similar

Field of Study (if applicable): Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, degree or similar with computing major

Professional Training and Certification

The position requires someone who is either a recent graduate or is well progressed in his or her studies and is either willing to study part time or defer for 12 months.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To be successful in this role the occupant will need:

· Initiative and ability to learn quickly

· Demonstrated written and oral communication and presentation skills

· Ability to develop professional working relationships with peers, partners and customers

· Basic Familiarity with core Microsoft server technologies including Windows Server, Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server

· Proficient with Microsoft Office and other desktop tools

· Demonstrated ability to configure demonstration environments

· Working knowledge of x86 hardware

Have a look here for more information on the Microsoft Intern program.