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Do you want to work on a project that researches how to protect data via Microsoft 365? Then this is the internship for you!

Internship Project
Driven by the GDPR compliance requirement, daily news reports come up related to data breaches. Companies have to continue improving the security and management of their company data. Microsoft 365 has a lot of features that can assist our cloud customers in improving their information protection and governance. For example: Microsoft DLP, Azure Information Protection, Microsoft cloud app security, retention labels, Customer lockbox, Secure and compliance score, …

The objective of this internship is deploying a demo setup on Azure and the Microsoft 365 platform populated with fictitious data. This tenant will be similar to the setup of some of our customers in the banking industry. All possible features related to data protection and data governance should be implemented on this demo system.

A couple of use-cases will be defined (e.g., a data leakage). These use-cases will then be tested on the demo tenant against different hypothetical threats which should activate different actions or controls (e.g.; data leakage is prevented and reported to the SoC). Various real-world use cases will be defined and tested on this tenant.

At the end of the internship, the candidate should have configured a demo tenant from scratch with all the mentioned features related to data protection and governance.

  • The features should be configured so they are fully functional and protect the data on the tenant.
  • The use-cases should be defined, tested on the tenant, and explained why they were prevented.
  • A demo should be prepared to be shown to our clients (screen recording from an end-user point of view and slide deck).

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 data protection and data governance;
  • You may already have some experience with Azure, Microsoft 365;
  • 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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