Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group (TPG) is offering a limited number of internships to exceptional candidates interested in helping characterize the long-term policy implications of disruptive technologies.
TPG is charged with exploring how disruptive technologies affect Microsoft’s business outlook and policy landscape in key areas such as Internet Governance, Wireless Spectrum Management,
Next Generation Networks, 21st Century Research Universities, Privacy, Environmental Sustainability, Data Sovereignty, Intelligent Systems and the impact of Natural User Interfaces on improved access to technology and digital Inclusion. As an intern with TPG you will be working on one of these key policy areas for Microsoft helping to shape our thinking and position.
Your work will be done in partnership with Microsoft’s business groups, Microsoft Research, Microsoft’s Legal and Corporate Affairs as well as regional teams and subsidiaries. Importantly, TPG engages with thought leaders throughout the world across a range of universities, think tanks, NGOs, other major industry players, governments and international agencies. We envision and communicate the future of technological innovation and its disruptive influences, positioning Microsoft strategically for long-term success within this broad ecosystem of internal and external stakeholders. Based on your work in the team, TPG will engage directly with Microsoft influentials and policy leaders around the world, sharing our collective vision of information technology and engaging with them on public policy issues and strategies that can help accelerate and inform progress on technological innovation.
Somewhat uniquely, TPG has a dedicated prototyping capability which allows us to create demonstrators and/or proof-of-concepts which evidence the nature of future technical disruptions and inform policy makers as they wrestle with the implications of future changes to their policy and regulatory frameworks. Such integration of software development and alongside analytical exploration provides a solid foundation for our policy work.
Apply by sending CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship duration: 12 weeks Location: Microsoft Campus, Redmond, Washington
Being an intern at Microsoft:
Once you are selected, TPG works in partnership with Microsoft Research to provide the following intern experience and benefits.
As an intern, you will meet new people, work on real projects, and get hands-on experience working in an exciting research area. Approximately
6-8 weeks before your internship begins, one of our Relocation Specialists will contact you by e-mail to provide additional detail on your travel, housing, and transportation options.
We take care of getting you here.
If you plan to fly, we will provide you with an airline ticket via the most direct route to and from your Microsoft location. Upon arrival, we will reimburse you for your taxi fare. If you plan to drive, we will reimburse you per mile for the most direct route to Microsoft.
We will set you up in subsidized housing fully furnished with the necessities. If you would like to share an apartment, we will match you up with roommates. Microsoft will even pay for your basic cable, electricity, and water. In addition, we offer free housecleaning services.
Help with shipping
We will contribute toward shipping expenses to help you get your personal items to and from your new location.
Subsidized car rental
We subsidize car rental to ensure that you will be able to check out the area.
As an intern, you are eligible for discounts on Microsoft software and hardware. Interns can spend up to $350 per year on these discounted items.
Health club membership
Microsoft will cover your health club fees at a gym close to the Redmond campus. You will have to pay taxes on the market value of your club membership.
Interns are invited to lectures and special events sponsored by Microsoft and Microsoft Research. This is a good opportunity to learn about Microsoft, its teams and projects while meeting other people or getting to know the Puget Sound area.
Intern orientation and mentoring
During the first week, you will participate in an intern orientation and learn about your internship, your team, and Microsoft in general.
You will meet with your mentor, an advisor who will introduce you to the team and your team’s projects, give you advice, and help you ensure that your internship will be successful.
Microsoft Research intern salaries are highly competitive and compare favorably with intern salaries in other companies.
Bike purchase plan
We give you a choice of using the subsidized rental car plan or participating in the bike purchase plan. We will contribute toward the cost of a bike and helmet.
Free bus pass
Get around the the city with your free Microsoft bus pass.