What’s Summer Academy?

A 7-week paid innovation academy for students interested in or currently pursuing degrees in the field of technology. As a participant, you will learn to use tools and programming languages to move through the product-life cycle. What’s the product life cycle? Don’t worry…we’ll teach you!

Get real world experience in app development, design a new product concept and gain hands-on training from senior staff in the Microsoft workspace. For more information, check out the FAQs below.

Bring a fresh approach to technology! The summer academy is held on the Microsoft Redmond campus from June 18 to August 3, 2018. Participants are provided with hardware/software and will receive a $5,600 stipend for their work.


Who can apply?

Current college freshman and sophomores who are:
  • Passionate about tech
  • Interested in a technical major
  • Described as a natural leader, creative problem solver, quick learner
    and/or technically savvy
  • Completed college level Intro to Computer Science (or equivalent) and Pre-Calculus (or equivalent) by start of program

We especially encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented in computer engineering (women, Native-Americans, African-Americans, Hispanics and Pacific Islanders) and non-traditional candidates (2-year college students, non-computer science majors, undecided majors, etc.)




Build Your Passion for Tech!

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law


Do I need to be a U.S. citizen to participate in this program?

  • No, but you must have both authorization to work in the U.S. and a social security number. All selected participants will be required to pass a background check.

Will I get paid for participating in Summer Academy?

  • Yes, you will receive a $5,600 stipend (minus taxes).

Is housing included?

  • No, each participant is responsible for their own housing during the program. Prior participants have found temporary housing through Airbnb and Craigslist.

What are the working hours?

  • This may vary week to week but anticipate being in the office by 9am and leaving between 5-6pm each day.

What benefits do participants receive?

  • Participants receive a free ORCA pass (access to public transportation), all the necessary equipment, training, free drinks and more.

What is not provided in the program?

  • Health Insurance, housing or access to the Microsoft Connector.

Have more questions?

  • Reach out to us via email.