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Are you a motivated IT student who’s looking for an awesome internship in Infrastructure? Then this is the internship for you!

Internship Project
Companies today are starting the transformation towards the cloud. They are overwhelmed by newly developed IaaS, PaaS and/or SaaS solutions created by market leading cloud services like Microsoft Azure. This internship is about developing an automated deployment of a hybrid lab environment in Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Hyper-V. It allows us to create a POC (proof-of-concept) infrastructure to validate and test new features in Azure that will be used on large scale projects.

The deployment of a lab environment starts in our own Avanade Hyper-V datacenter. After setting up some virtual machines it is time to extend our environment to Azure cloud. Interconnectivity between the two environments will be established by using a VPN connection. The trainee needs to take care of the synchronization between on-premises users objects to the Azure AD Tenant. Finally, as an organization, you need to have a business continuity and disaster recovery plan that keeps your data safe and your infrastructure up-and-running.

For the internship the following must be developed using specific technologies:

  • Automated Hyper-V deployment: the creation of virtual machines and other infrastructure components will be executed by using PowerShell and DSC scripts
  • Automated cloud deployment: the creation of virtual machines and other infrastructure components will be executed by using JSON Templates, PowerShell and DSC scripts
  • Interconnectivity: the student will create a site-to-site VPN connection to setup the hybrid environment
  • Synchronization: Azure AD Connect is used to synchronize all on-premises AD objects and implement SSO
  • Azure Site Recovery: this service will be implemented to manage replication, failover and failback of on-premises machines

Nice to haves (depending on progress):

  • Azure Monitoring: explore and implement the Microsoft Azure Monitoring solutions in a cloud or on-premises environment
  • Azure Active Directory Application Proxy: provide a secure remote access to a small customized on-premises web app created by the student
  • Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS): explore extended authentication
  • Azure Security Center / Sentinel: implement an Azure security layer to the environment.

This is us

Our vision? 'To advance the world through the power of people and Microsoft'. Every day, our people are committed to helping transform our customers with the latest Microsoft technology. By combining a broad expertise of our talented people and a huge passion for Microsoft, we can help our customers worldwide advance in technology and create great experiences & solutions.

Avanade is a global IT consulting company, where people and IT join forces. You will recognize yourself in the 150 colleagues who walk around, but also in the other interns who do internships at Avanade. We have a lot of passion and pleasure for the work we do and value a cozy atmosphere in the workplace. With a tremendous talent for Microsoft technology, Avanade is a unique place where there is plenty of room for development and you are part of a large group of professionals. Together with the other interns, you form an enthusiastic group & community within Avanade. You can participate in many fun activities such as knowledge sessions during lunch, coffee moments with consultants and work drinks! In addition, we offer several soft skill training courses especially for the group of interns and the possibility to obtain a Microsoft certificate!

We want you because….

  • You are a student higher education who’s looking for an interesting and challenging internship in the field of IT-consultancy;
  • Your internship is linked to your education;
  • You are available for min. 3 months and min. 4 days/week starting from September 2022;
  • You are interested in and may already have some experience with Microsoft Azure and/or Microsoft Hyper V;
  • You have extensive knowledge of English, next to your native language (Dutch/French);
  • You are motivated to set up good research, you work proactively and independently, and you like to meet new people!

Avanade offers you

  • A nice and extensive internship program. At the end of your internship, you will have gained several (soft) skills, you will have a good idea of Avanade and you will have built up valuable connections;
  • An internship that complies with all measures regarding COVID-19. Currently, a hybrid system is implemented: you can come to the office on your own initiative and combine this with teleworking;
  • The possibility to work together in a team of professionals;
  • A Talent Community within your focus area, but also a community of other interns;
  • Good support from a (technical) internship mentor. Your internship mentor will support you both in the content and the process of your internship;
  • A work laptop to work with;
  • A lunch allowance;
  • Possibility to obtain a Microsoft certificate during your internship;
  • A fantastic atmosphere, a beautiful office & lots of opportunities for networking.
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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 56,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

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