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Are you looking for a young team, an exciting location and IT-political topics? Then we look forward to receiving your application as Government Affairs Intern in the Corporate Affairs Team of Microsoft Deutschland GmbH in Berlin.
The Corporate Affairs Team covers the areas of Government Affairs and Corporate Responsibility and is responsible for the event operations of the Microsoft Berlin Representative Office. We see ourselves as a point of contact for everything to do with the opportunities and challenges of a digital Germany.
Located in the political heart of the capital (Unter den Linden 17), Microsoft Berlin serves as a platform for discussing digital policy issues and developing solutions together with all stakeholders. We want to make digitization tangible, focus on the opportunities – and at the same time counter concerns. Our primary goal is therefore to enter into a constant exchange with politics and society in the context of background discussions, roundtable discussions and conferences.
Target Onboarding Month: January 2024
Duration: 6 Months
Contributes to execution of Microsoft strategies and/or programs related to government affairs.
Conducts legal, policy, technology, and other research to support the strategies of the team; coordinates budget of team and supports logistical issues.
Subject Matter Expertise and Influence
Assists in the gathering of data and intelligence information to support the preparation of position papers, policy briefings, presentations, and legislative testimony for legislative action.
Stays up-to-date on issues relating to public policy and/or geo-political topics.
Conducts research to advance Microsoft policy and/or political agenda.
Assists with planning, organizing, and/or executing internal/external events by developing content, drafting materials, and engaging in social media
Embody our culture and values
You must be legally authorised to work in Germany to be eligible for this role. (Legally authorised = Has citizenship or has been granted a valid visa or work permit)
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, or related field
OR 3+ years experience in government affairs, corporate affairs, public policy, or government.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, 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.