Cloud Networking Engineer: Intern Opportunities for University Graduates


Location: Atlanta, Georgia, Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
- Amelia Earhart

Every year, we welcome thousands of university students from every corner of the world to join Microsoft. You bring your aspirations, talent, potential—and excitement for the journey ahead.

We’re a company of learn-it-alls rather than know-it-alls and our culture is centered around embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Does this sound like you?

Come build community, explore your passions and do your best work at Microsoft with thousands of University graduates from every corner of the world. This opportunity will allow you to design and develop local and wide-area networks, and facilitate network implementation. You will also develop, utilize, and/or advocate for the adoption of automated testing and validation procedures for network devices, firmware, and/or configurations to increase efficiency. You will test, analyze, and validate network designs (including infrastructure and architecture), hardware, and telemetry data at scale to identify patterns and reveal errors that can inform corrective actions.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond. Learn more about our cultural attributes.

At Microsoft, Interns work on real-world projects in collaboration with teams across the world, while having fun along the way. You’ll be empowered to build community, explore your passions, and achieve your goals. This is your chance to bring your solutions and ideas to life while working on cutting-edge technology. 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 connections, executive engagement, and memorable events.


  • Develops knowledge of network technologies to draw insights that aid in network design, implementation, and operation.
  • Assists in the design of reliable, scalable, and high-performance network features or components with guidance from other engineers.
  • Monitors network telemetry and performs basic analyses to triangulate failures, with guidance from other engineers; makes suggestions on possible improvements to monitoring based on observations.
  • Contributes to testing and validation of network devices, firmware, and configurations; defines and implements test cases with existing automation tools.
  • Contributes to the development or modification of network automation tools with guidance from other engineers to make efficient use of infrastructure and resources by automating performance of various tasks related to network operations, testing, and incident management.
  • Works within a team of engineers to manage network deployments; works with a machine-readable definition of the network deployment.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or related field.
    • OR technical experience in network design, development, or automation
  • Must have at least one additional quarter/semester of school remaining following the completion of the internship

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Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

The salary for this internship in the state of Colorado is $7,890 per month.

Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. US-based interns gain access to healthcare benefits and software discounts.

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