Corporate External and Legal Affairs Intern Job in Kenya

Type of Employment: Internship

Microsoft’s Africa’s Corporate External and Legal Affairs department (“CELA”) department has an immediate opening for a Corporate External and Legal Affairs Intern. The position will combine elements of government affairs and providing first line legal support for Microsoft business in the region. The role will report into the Government Affairs Director covering Africa and will be located in Microsoft’s Nairobi, Kenya offices.


  • Collaborate with the CELA Africa Government Affairs and Principal Corporate Counsel, CELA MEA Commercial Teams to provide general legal support, utilizing members and outside counsel as needed. where relevant.
  • Support team efforts through research, preparing comparative analysis, translations, checklists and summaries.
  • Assist with drafting agreements for the marketing, sale, licensing and distribution of Microsoft Products and Services.
  • Participate in data collection and intelligence gathering to aid in crafting position papers, policy briefings, and legislative testimony.
  • Stay informed on public policy and geo-political issues, contributing to Microsoft’s policy and political initiatives.
  • Engage in research across legal, policy, and technology sectors to aid team strategies, address logistical issues, and monitor regulatory changes.
  • Help in advancing public sector objectives and managing communications across various groups.


Required Qualifications:

  • You must hold a Bachelors of Laws (LLB) or a similar degree.
  • You must be legally authorised to work in Kenya to be eligible for this role. (Legally authorised = has citizenship or has been granted a valid visa or work permit).
  • Currently completing or has completed Kenya School of Law Advocates Training Program.
  • Strong teamwork, collaboration, and project management skills.
  • Excellent stakeholder and relationship management abilities.
  • Highly motivated, proactive, and capable of identifying and solving complex problems creatively.
  • Growth mindset with a focus on continued learning and improvement and ability to regularly think outside the given parameters to see if there is a more effective way to accomplish a task.
  • Eager and able to learn quickly and use good judgment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some experience in developing and managing strategic relationships to influence public and technology policy.

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