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Microsoft Explore Summer Program

These are 12 week summer internships for college students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field. Interns are able to experience different software engineers roles. Stipend, travel expenses, help with housing costs.

Candidates must be freshman or sophomore students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program with a demonstrated interest in majoring in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or related technical major. Students must have completed an Introduction to Computer Science course (or equivalent class) as well as one semester of calculus (or equivalent) by the start of the program. Finalists will be selected on the basis of eligibility and demonstrated interest in the software industry.

All candidates who meet the above criteria may apply. We especially encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented in engineering, including women, Native-Americans, African-Americans, Hispanics, Veterans and students with disabilities.


late January

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Freshman, Sophomore

Graduate: none

Award Type:

Award Period:
Summer (Undergraduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Computer Science, Computer engineering, Software engineering, Related technical major

Additional Qualifications:

Last Updated:
June 13, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17