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Hardware Engineer: Internship Opportunities



Other Engineering
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Come build community, explore your passions and do your best work at Microsoft with thousands of University interns from every corner of the world. This opportunity will allow you to bring your aspirations, talent, potential—and excitement for the journey ahead.

A Hardware Engineer Intern designs, develops, modifies, and evaluates components used in electronic devices that involve mechanical systems and equipment, and/or the manipulation and transmission of electricity. Defines design approaches, technical specifications, and parameters for devices. Ensures that designs and specifications document test requirements that account for customer use scenarios. Selects materials and components based on analysis of specifications and reliability and may work with suppliers to select optimal materials and components for devices. Develops test plans and test cases; directs support personnel or other engineers in the preparation and execution of design testing or prototype fabrication

At Microsoft, Interns work on real-world projects in collaboration with teams across the world, while having fun along the way. You’ll be empowered to build community, explore your passions and achieve your goals. This is your chance to bring your solutions and ideas to life while working on cutting-edge technology.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


  • Assists in the creation of robust, scalable, secure, and extensible designs and/or verification plans for the hardware engineering aspects of well-defined products or features.
  • Reads device specification sheets and interprets common details required to design and test various hardware features. Ensures that test requirements are included in documentation and specifications for a feature or product.
  • Obtains input from functional experts regarding opportunities to affect downstream execution of projects by resolving issues and executing design tradeoffs within scope.
  • You will need to be results-driven with a strong attention to detail and technical problem-solving skills. You will strategically and creatively innovate ways to communicate and visualize user experiences.


Required/Minimum Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in computer engineering, electrical engineer, mechanical engineering, or related field.
  • Must have at least one additional quarter/semester of school remaining following the completion of the internship

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.