Microsoft South Africa: Account Technology Internship Programme 2024

Job highlights

Microsoft South Africa is recruiting! Recent graduates are invited to apply for the Account Technology Strategist Internship 2024.

  • Start date: August/September 2024
  • Duration: 12 months, Full-time
  • Type of Employment: Internship

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

This is your chance to bring your solutions and ideas to life while working on cutting-edge technology.


Required Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing or have completed a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in the last 6 months in Information Technology, Sales, Marketing, Computer Science, Business Operations, Business Administration or related field. 
  • Strong desire and business acumen for consultative solution selling.

  • Exceptional negotiation, customer service, and interpersonal skills.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and presentation skills. 
  • You must be legally authorised to work in South Africa to be eligible for this role. (Legally authorised = has citizenship or has been granted a valid visa or work permit).

Careers as an intern at Microsoft

When you join Microsoft as an intern, you bring your aspirations, talent, potential—and excitement for the journey ahead. 

At Microsoft, Interns Workers work on real-world projects in collaboration with teams across the world, while having fun along the way.

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

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.


As Account Technology Strategist  Intern, you are the main connection point between Microsoft and our customers.

You provide strategic business leadership partnering with leaders in your customers’ organizations to align their business transformation agenda with digital solutions that can help them better engage customers, optimize operations, transform products, and shift their business models. 

Account Management roles are an incredible opportunity to learn, experience and ultimately drive all aspects of the client relationship, sales pursuit, and customer success lifecycles.  .

Key performance areas 

The successful incumbent must deliver on the following key performance areas: 

  • Builds connections with executives and business and technical decision makers in the assigned accounts to establish trust and credibility in future interactions. 
  • Develops an understanding of the customer’s industry and top priorities and current transformational strategies for assigned accounts. 

  • Develops value-proposition presentations (e.g., with the use of business cases) and specialized business plans for customers that drive business outcomes to generate business and upsells. 
  • Engages with internal and external stakeholders on business planning for assigned accounts and sets strategic priorities. 

How to Apply

Imagine yourself as a Microsoft Intern. It’s all possible. Apply as follows:

  1. Visit the Microsoft careers page.
  2. Navigate to the internship vacancy: Click here
  3. Proceed and apply if you meet the minimum requirements.

Join Microsoft today and help us innovate and shape the business of tomorrow.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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