Internships and Careers at Microsoft for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Ranked by Forbes as #2 on their list of World’s Best Employers, Microsoft Corp. proudly carries at least a dozen other boast-worthy rankings, including #3 World’s Most Valuable Brand, #16 Top Regarded Company, and #50 America’s Best Employer. Who better to set the bar for developing a disability hiring program focused on hiring individuals on the autism spectrum?

Headquartered near Seattle, Washington, Microsoft employs over 114,000 workers worldwide. Leaders of the technology giant understand the importance of having representation of diverse groups in their organization in order to create the best products possible for their end users. As a result, they have created a comprehensive hiring program, the Autism Hiring Program, which accounts for individuals’ distinctive needs from recruitment, through the application, interview, hiring and onboarding processes.

Autism Hiring Program

“The Hiring Program is a multiple-day hands on academy that focuses on workability, team projects and skills assessment. The event gives candidates an opportunity to showcase their unique talents and meet hiring managers and teams while learning about Microsoft as an employer of choice.”

  • Jobs for Individuals with Autism

According to the program, all roles are potentially an option. Based on their experience, they    recommend various engineering, analyst, and data scientist positions.

  • Apply for Internships and Jobs

Read more about Microsoft’s Internship Program and view open Accessibility Roles. Interested candidates with autism may email their resumes to msautism@microsoft.com.

  • Accessible Interview Process

The interview process is designed to address the unique needs of the applicant, while allowing hiring managers to ensure they are properly assessing candidates in order to make a successful hire. Applicants can expect to complete a series of interviews over multiple days onsite at their headquarters.

For more information on Microsoft’s Autism Hiring Program and to see a list of upcoming hiring events specifically designed for individuals with Autism and other disabilities, visit their Global Diversity and Inclusion website.

By Beth Wade
Beth Wade Assistant Director, Career & Professional Development Beth Wade