Microsoft Legal Internship

Last updated 15 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft is going through a transformational change to become the leading Cloud first, Mobile first company. Microsoft aspires to help our customers achieve their own digital transformation. Every day, we work to help our customers leverage the power of Microsoft’s solutions and services, to support our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Microsoft’s legal team champions our company's integrity and works to earn and maintain public trust. As an attorney, government affairs specialist or legal business professional, you will find the best of both worlds here: we have the quality-of-life advantages of in-house counsel paired with a stimulating work environment that spans litigation, intellectual property, transactions, licensing, and global migration. Get ready to overcome challenges, forge solutions and provide direct counsel to the cutting edge of the world’s most dynamic industry.


As a Legal Intern at Microsoft, you will work within our Corporate, External & Legal Affairs department in Redmond, Washington. You will have a broad range of responsibilities from across the department, which may include researching legal issues impacting business strategy, drafting transactional documents, attending client meetings and product reviews, and collaborating with internal teams on cross-group projects.



  • Applicants must be first-year law students in good standing for the degree of J.D. from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Excellent analytical ability and legal drafting skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively across a large number of diverse internal groups, teams and divisions.
  • A demonstrated ability to work efficiently, meet deadlines, and manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to research and learn new concepts and legal issues quickly to facilitate problem solving.

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.

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