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Microsoft is Hiring Software Engineer Interns to be Based in Nairobi

Microsoft ADC offices Nairobi

Microsoft has opened its doors to welcome interns from around the globe, offering an opportunity for aspiring software engineers to join its team in Nairobi, Kenya. You can apply here.


Key Details

  • Position: Software Engineering Intern
  • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya
  • Work Schedule: Full-time, 3-month internship starting June 2024
  • Worksite: Up to 50% remote work
  • Travel: 0-25%
  • Role Type: Individual Contributor
  • Profession: Software Engineering
  • Discipline: Software Engineering

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. As an intern at Microsoft, you’ll have the chance to bring your aspirations, talent, and potential to a global platform. The internship is designed not only for you to do meaningful work and learn but also to experience a culture of inclusion, innovation, and collaboration.


As a Software Engineering Intern at Microsoft ADC in Nairobi, you will:

  • Apply engineering principles to solve complex problems through creative solutions.
  • Learn new engineering methods quickly and incorporate them into work processes.
  • Seek and apply feedback, internal or industry best practices to enhance technical solutions.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in time management, delivering software projects in a collaborative team environment.


To be eligible for this internship, you should:

Required Qualifications:

  • Be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field.
  • Have at least one additional quarter/semester of school remaining following the completion of the student worker program.
  • Possess experience and interest in working with backend containerized microservices (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Be fluent in English.
  • Have solid problem-solving skills.
  • Be legally authorized to work in Kenya (citizenship or valid visa/work permit).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Be passionate about quality, performance, and reliability.
  • Have knowledge and experience with one or more general-purpose programming languages such as C#, Python.
  • Exhibit good interpersonal oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate experience delivering results through collaboration across disciplines, feature teams, and partners.


The internship offers a range of benefits and perks, including:

  • 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

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