Brussels, Ghent

Area of expertise:

Infrastructure / Unified Communications

Job Description

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.

We are now looking for an awesome  intern that can join our team starting with September 2021 until August 2022.

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.


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


We offer plenty of opportunities in our training and internship programs to give you a chance to grow and realize your future career goals. Moreover, you will be part of a dynamic team of IT professionals within a positive and productive work environment in which excellence is rewarded. And who knows? This internship might be the first step to a challenging career at Avanade.

You want more information or details? Get in touch with us and apply today!

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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at