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Companies are improving the security and management of their company data. Driven by the GDPR compliance requirement, daily news related to data breaches and the move from a closed on-premise IT system to the cloud.

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 your internship, you 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)

• Deliver a deeper presentation about the service, how it can be used, how it should be configured according to the best practices etc. The internship will take place at Avanade’s offices with the possibility of remote work and will be guided by one of our colleagues

This is Avanade

Our vision? ‘To advance the world through the power of people and Microsoft’. Avanade was founded over 20 years ago as a joint venture of Accenture & Microsoft. Since then, we have grown into an internationally established IT consultancy firm with a passion for the latest Microsoft technology. We have a big heart for the work we do, a great talent for technology & we strive to achieve the best results based on teamwork.

Avanade is the ideal environment to engage with the world's most advanced Microsoft technologies. To keep innovating, we always have an eye out for new talent. That's why Avanade offers graduation internships to talented and ambitious students. During these internships, there is excellent supervision by an experienced consultant and you will have great opportunities to develop yourself professionally. For example, during your internship at Avanade you can obtain a Microsoft certificate and we organize valuable skill trainings. We also provide networking opportunities within Avanade, so you get the chance to meet our consultants & hear about the challenging projects we do. We’d want you to gain good knowledge of what Avanade is all about, rather than just working on your thesis solely.

We stand for a learning full and warm atmosphere on the work floor (also online!). This way we guarantee a great internship experience. As a graduate student, you are a fully-fledged colleague, and you get plenty of opportunities to develop yourself and build a foundation for your career. Together with the other interns, you will form an enthusiastic group and community within the Avanade family. Together we go beyond!

We are looking for you because...


  • You are a student in an IT bachelor or master’s degree in Security/Infra;
  • You want to do an internship in a dynamic and rapidly evolving IT-company;
  • Extensive knowledge of English, next to your native language (Dutch/French/other);
  • You have a professional and client-oriented attitude;
  • You are a team player who takes initiative and can also work independently;

Avanade offers you…

  • A challenging and fun internship program with lots of opportunities to develop your professional skills
  • 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;
  • Strong support from a (technical) internship mentor. Your internship mentor will support you both in the content and the process of your internship;
  • The possibility to work together in a team of professionals;
  • A work laptop to work with;
  • Possibility to obtain a Microsoft certificate during your internship;
  • A fantastic atmosphere, a beautiful office & lots of opportunities for networking

At the end of your internship, you have gained several (soft) skills, you will have a good view on Avanade's expertise and way of working. Next to this, you will have built up valuable connections.

Interested? Apply now!

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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. 

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at