Microsoft Public Policy Legal Fellow

February 13, 2017
Washington, DC, United States
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Partner with Us, Shape the Future as a Public Policy Legal Fellow in Microsoft’s U.S. Government Affairs Group, in its Corporate, External and Legal Affairs department, you’ll have a unique opportunity to work alongside a diverse team of professionals who are focused on a simply stated mission: to earn, day after day, the public’s trust and build or company’s enduring value. This 12-month fellowship starting September 2017 will expose you to lobbyists, subject matter experts, and attorneys that apply their expertise in a variety of public policy and governmental affairs areas, including but not limited to international trade, intellectual property rights protection, antitrust, compliance, telecommunication, internet safety, cyber-security, immigration reform, education policy efforts, state law initiatives, and corporate governance before Federal and State administrations, legislatures and agencies. If you’re interested in being a part of a bright, dynamic, and creative department that’s committed to partnering closely with Microsoft’s business groups to achieve the company’s goals, a Public Policy Legal Fellow position in our U.S. Government Affairs Group is an ideal opportunity for you.

Public Policy Legal Fellow: As a Fellow at Microsoft, you’ll work within our U.S. Government Affairs Group in Washington, DC. You’ll have a broad range of responsibilities from across the group which may include:

-- Conducting research across a wide-range of public policy topics other issues impacting business strategy.
-- Working closely with government affairs team and attorneys to support government affairs strategic engagement plans and public policy agenda.
-- Assisting in drafting memos, briefings and other materials for internal stakeholders or external agencies and partners.
-- Attending association and think tank meetings and hearings.
-- Collaborating with teams on cross-group projects. This is a one year fellowship.


-- Applicant must be a current, final year student from an ABA accredited law school.
-- Excellent analytical ability and policy drafting skills.
-- Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively across a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.
-- A demonstrated ability to work efficiently, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
-- Ability to research and learn new concepts and legal and policy issues quickly to facilitate problem solving.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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