Microsoft Graduate Sales Internship Programme 2016 – Interns4Afrika

Posted on :

14 Nov, 2016

Category :

Graduate Jobs in Nigeria, Marketing Jobs in Nigeria

Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions, founded in 1975. As a leader in platform and productivity for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, we believe in what people make possible. Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.“I am because we are” – the popular African proverb asserts. It also best describes our relationship with the continent of Africa over the last 20 years.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Sales Internship

Location: Nigeria
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Area of work: Sales, marketing, promotion

Job Summary

  • World-Class Skills is about Microsoft’s plans to develop a self-sustaining, world-class education platform, both online and offline, to help Africans develop skills for entrepreneurship and improved employability and competitiveness.
  • Microsoft, in partnership with the host organization, offer you a unique opportunity to kick start your career.
  • The internship program will provide you with a real-world work experience and new skills while working for a leading technology organization on the African continent.
  • A sales intern must have:
    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
    • Very good organizational skills should be persuasive and know how to negotiate well
    • Must be good with numbers as well.
    • Should be hardworking and willing to do a lot of legwork at the grassroots level if required


  • Learn about different aspects of the sales cycle and also different techniques used for sales
  • Work under a supervisor, for example, shadow a sales person or accompany the account executives and operations personnel during sales calls and meetings in their allotted area
  • May be asked to work at the client help desk and solve customer queries, prepare customer contracts and make strategies for new business development
  • May also work on special projects
  • May learn sales techniques to be used over the telephone and have to make a targeted number of phone calls
  • Learn company culture and company products and service on offer to consumers
  • May have to research ways to reach the target consumers
  • May need to organize client contact lists and schedule updates
  • Administrative duties related to the sales process

Job Requirements
Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline

Required skills:

  • Customer service
  • Negotiation
  • Presentation skills
  • Verbal communication
  • Product demonstration and promotion
  • Persistence
  • Problem solving
  • Sales support

Required languages:

  • English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Job Start Date
15th November, 2016.

Job End Date
31st May, 2017.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: If you have already applied and wanted to change some information, please send an update to [email protected] We won’t accept any new application through e-mail.