Legal Counsel Intern

Come build community, explore your passions and do your best work at Microsoft with thousands of University interns from every corner of the world. This opportunity will allow you to bring your aspirations, talent, potential—and excitement for the journey ahead.   

 A Legal Counsel Intern manages legal business matters and provides corporate and commercial legal services to in-house clients. Counsels business partners and executives on a broad range of issues, which may include legal, business, public relations, government affairs, corporate image, Customer Partner Experience, regulatory compliance, or cross-Microsoft related matters. Reviews legal data and advises the organization on appropriate legal action. Identifies legal risks and develops solutions and mitigation strategies. 

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. 

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

  • Date posted: May 02, 2024
  • Job number: 1715203
  • Travel: 0-25 %
  • Work site: Up to 50% work from home
  • Role type : Individual Contributor
  • Profession: Legal & Corporate Affairs
  • Discipline: Legal Counsel
  • Employment type: Internship
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Start date: September 2024


  • Works with the Corporate External Legal Affairs (CELA) country lead and the regional CELA team   executes routine to moderate-impact legal matters; provides support (e.g., revises templates, answers client questions about legal process) to higher-level attorneys, policy reports.
  • Serves as a contributor to clients and colleagues about legal and related business matters (e.g., privacy, artificial intellgence and cybersecurity policies and regualtions, regulatory compliance).  
  • Provides input and continuous feedback to improve process efficiencies within role; identifies opportunities and tools to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Analyses Saudi regulation and help with government and policy engagement.


Required Qualifications  

  • You must be a Saudi National with full authorisation to work in Saudi Arabia 
  • Must have at least bachelor’s degree in law 
  • Must be fluent in both Arabic and English (verbal and written) 

Preffered Qualifications

  • Excellent communication, analytical and presentation skills   
  • Some experience in communication, teamwork and stakeholder management in the course of your education 
  • Some knowledge in government policy will be welcomed

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

  • 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

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.


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