Marketing and PR Placement at Microsoft

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
18th November 2017
South East
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Role May Involve
Marketing Public Relations

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“Not only did I learn a lot from my placement, I feel as though it gave me a real insight into what working in IT would be like. It has given me a great deal of experience that will stay with me forever…” - Read full review

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About Microsoft

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more. Achieving that mission begins and ends with people. Our people and the people we provide products and services to whether they’re organisations or individuals.

Our 12-month internship programme covers a range of job roles, and is designed for penultimate year university students studying any degree discipline. You will come into a real job role and belong to an established team, receive a full induction as well as on the job coaching, mentoring and personal development. Part of your internship you will be able to experience a full programme of intern community events and stretch projects, as well as have the opportunity to sit Microsoft Specialist Exams should you wish to.

Marketing and PR Placement


Our world-class products require world-class marketing strategies. We have many Marketing intern opportunities each year across our UK business, so you’ve got every chance to help us capture the imagination of our customers.

Public Relations

If you’re a wordsmith and a stickler for good grammar, we could use you in our PR and Internal Communications teams. You could work on anything from copy for a new product launch to a newsletter for 5,000 Microsoft UK staff.

Stretch projects

On top of your day-to-day role, you also have the chance to get involved in a variety of stretch projects. Stretch projects are in addition to your job role and unique to the intern programme. They include teams that evangelise about our exciting technology to external audiences, support on impactful citizenship projects, help with diversity events and fundraising activities and work on business impact projects with senior leaders. There are also opportunities to manage blogs, design apps and undertake internal projects, so there’s an opportunity for everyone


We’ll help you make the most of your talents with training that looks something like this:

  • 70% learning on the job
  • 20% learning from your manager, peers and mentor
  • 10% learning through structured courses and role-specific training

Rewards & benefits

Alongside the long-term career benefits, the Intern programme comes with some great advantages from day one. You’ll earn a competitive salary of £17,000 and be given 25 days’ holiday during your year with us, three days a year to volunteer for a cause of your choice, product discounts, subsidised cafes and restaurants, free drinks, gym membership (HQ), wellbeing centres and free legal advice and emotional support.


  • You must be enrolled on an undergraduate degree that allows you to complete 12-months placement starting in July
  • Well developed communication, presentation as well as analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Negotiation, customer service, and interpersonal skills
  • Passion for technology
  • Fluency in English
  • Full work authorization is required

How to apply

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