98052 1 Microsoft Way
Microsoft is a United States-based multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices. The company is run by a board of directors made up of mostly company outsiders, as is customary for publicly traded companies. Members of the board of directors as of June 2010 are: Steve Ballmer, Dina Dublon, Bill Gates (chairman), Raymond Gilmartin, Reed Hastings, Maria Klawe, David Marquardt, Charles Noski, and Helmut Panke. Board members are elected every year at the annual shareholders' meeting using a majority vote system.
Revenue 2009 - $60,420 millions
Interns at Microsoft have real responsibility, real work, and real opportunities to jumpstart the career. Interns are given manageable assignments that they can complete while they’re here, and the efforts will likely take shape in Microsoft products – or be used by Microsoft teams – long after interns return to school. Participants help to create a Web application, a marketing plan, a prototype, a user guide – the possibilities are endless. Some interns even parlay their experience into a job offer.
All internships come with competitive pay. Plus, here’s some other extras the interns receive: paid travel to Microsoft; subsidized car rental or bike purchase plan; health club membership; shipping reimbursement; free bus pass; parties and special events; free training; software discounts.
The company doesn't require that a participant be a computer science major in order to be an intern, and have a number of non-technical internships. It is interested in individuals who have demonstrated a deep passion for technology and have a desire to solve problems. The Internship lasts for 12 weeks.
Microsoft High School Intern Program. At Microsoft, high school students will work on cutting-edge technology that will make a real difference in people's lives all over the world. It'll give you a head start on building a good resume. Interns receive a competitive hourly wage plus a bus pass and software discounts.
How to Qualify:
- Be a high school Junior or Senior in the Puget Sound area (at the time of application)
- Have a demonstrated interest in technology
- Know how to e-mail and use Microsoft Office Word
- Have a basic grasp of HTML, Visual Basic or other programming language (preferred)
- Be 16 years old and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Be available to work full time, 40 hours per week, for eight to ten consecutive weeks