Microsoft Hiring Government Affairs Intern


Start date: August/September 2024

Duration: 12 months, Full-time

Location: Kenya

Type of Employment: Internship

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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 healthcare

Educational resources

Discounts on products and services

Savings and investments

Maternity and paternity leave

Generous time away

Giving programs

Opportunities to network and connect

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.


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