Partner Technology Strategy Intern


  • Contract Type: Apprenticeship (apprenticeship contract)
  • Duration: 12 or 24 months
  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Work Location: Hybrid, campus in Issy Les Moulineaux

Our Apprenticeship Program

Are you infinitely curious? Do you know that the best solutions result from teamwork? Are you motivated to impact the lives of millions of people through technology and innovation? If so, our apprenticeship program is made for you!


At Microsoft, you can showcase your creativity and have the opportunity to build recognized expertise in an ever-evolving economic sector that impacts all other sectors of the economy and services.


As an apprentice, you will have the opportunity to connect and learn from colleagues in over 80 countries – thereby creating professional relationships and multicultural experiences. And much more, including global networking and mentoring opportunities within an international environment, along with competitive salary packages and benefits!

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, we innovate to empower others, and we collaborate to achieve our common goals. Every day, we rely on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


· Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Business or related field


Partner and Industry Insights

· Contributes to the generation of business insights based on data received from the partner and internal teams (e.g., community and ecosystem, Account team) and from growing knowledge of the capability of Microsoft products.

Trusted Advisor

· Acts as the voice of the partner and internal advocate by providing insights, feedback, and challenges from the partner to internal teams (e.g., product groups, engineers).

· Researches partner organizations and assists in identifying technical decision makers (TDMs).

Strategy Formulation

· Assists colleagues in providing analyses of partner needs and developing technology strategy for a particular product.

· Executes technology strategy and/or digital transformation by providing technical expertise during implementation and driving technology adoption. Executes work to support the transformation of partners and their customer’s technology capacity, capability, and co-selling across the engagement, under some guidance.

· Assists in the creation of fundamental, technical development plans in alignment with the Partner Business Plans (PBPs)/Partner Account Plans and in collaboration with the Partner Development Manager (PDM). Outlines the digital transformation journey and core wins, under the direction of others.

Demand Generation and Orchestration

· Demonstrates how a Microsoft technology or solutions/offers addresses business needs, compared to the partner’s overall business goals and objectives.

Education and Thought Leadership

· Uses existing readiness resources and guidance from others to support the development of enablement plans for assigned partners to develop and expand their technical product capabilities.

· Participates in the Microsoft community and stays updated on internal community posts. Develops working knowledge of Microsoft technologies, partner accounts, and digital transformations and their context in the competitive landscape, and leverages knowledge when asked by others.

Ensuring Success

· Orchestrates project steps to toward partner plan and tracks progress toward timelines and milestones, as directed by more senior colleagues.

· Takes responsibility for customer/partner satisfaction for less complex, tactical solutions. Ensures that solutions meet client needs and helps coordinate resources to take action when appropriate.

Solution Development

· Executes standard or routine tasks, as directed by others, to help partners develop innovative solutions using Microsoft technologies, and learns to build solutions into the partner ecosystem to enable partners to sell to end-customers.

Partner Enablement

· Helps assigned partners engage in sales acceleration, technical pre-sales, deployment, and consumption for the practices or solutions they have built capability in. Support enablement plans for customer technology adoption at the national and regional level, as assigned, to help partner monetize with Microsoft.

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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