Future Ready Talent - Free Microsoft Virtual Internships for 50,000 graduates

Searching for a free online internship to learn Artificial Intelligence? Go for the best one, offered by none other than Microsoft India. This article provides complete information on the Microsoft Future Ready Talent virtual internship program for graduates. Details of the eligibility criteria and the online registration procedure, as well as a peek into what you will learn, have been provided.


Microsoft Corporation India Private Limited has launched Future Ready Talent, an internship program for undergraduate students to develop digital and technological skills that will provide them with the potential to get employment. The program will be conducted wholly online in virtual classrooms. Registrations for the first batch opened on 15th September and will close on 26th September 2021. This opportunity is not just for a hundred students or for five hundred, but for a whopping 50,000!

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You will not receive any stipend, but the program is free of cost. It should be made clear at the outset that the certificate that will be provided on successfully completing the entire internship is one to indicate internship completion, and not a degree or a diploma. It should also not be taken into account as credits for a class or a course.

A collaborative internship

It is interesting that globally reputed enterprises have come together to support the Future Ready Talent internship program. Microsoft is furnishing the learning modules and certifications through its learning platform, Microsoft Learn. While the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will ensure that what is taught in the curriculum is aligned to the National Education Policy 2020, the Sector Skills Council of NASSCOM (SSC NASSCOM) will ensure that the courses are in sync with the current National Occupational Standards. This will be achieved by linking the courses on FutureSkills Prime, which is the digital initiative under the aegis of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), Govt. of India.

On the technological side, software developer GitHub will give students free access to the finest tools with the special student developer package and the chance to team up with other developers on projects. Ernst & Young (EY) will be offering the requisite technology and industry mentorship. The overall learner experience will be managed by Quess Corp., a business services provider, and there is a possibility of attending one or two online career fairs hosted by them.

As you can see, nothing less than the best names are on board to enrich the whole virtual learning experience.

Microsoft Virtual Internship Eligibility requirements

You should be graduating in 2022 or 2023 or have graduated in 2021. The stream and discipline are not restricted to engineering and IT. The Future Ready Talent virtual internship program is open to all students, irrespective of their specialization.

What you will learn in the internship

Since the focus is on providing skills that will make you ready for upcoming opportunities in the fast-developing world of technology, the key areas of the learning modules of Microsoft Virtual Internship are Cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Cybersecurity. Of course, the curriculum is not restricted to these fields alone but will incorporate other relevant software skills as well, such as coding, domain management, web development, etc. You will also work on solutions to a specific industry problem using the tools of Microsoft Azure and Github.

How you will learn

The Microsoft Future Ready Talent virtual internship program is such that you can learn at your own pace for the duration of nine weeks, with a total of 190 hours of learning. Since the learning will take place in batches, once a particular batch has started, you cannot join that batch. The expertise of established tech masters will be available at your fingertips. They will also be your mentors for the final project submission.

You will be having an MS Learn profile which is provided during the initial Orientation session. Updates on what you have learned will be reflected through badges and trophies.

Where to register for Microsoft Virtual Internships

You have to register online at the Microsoft's Future Ready Talent registration portal.

It is advisable to read the terms and conditions before registration, the link to which is provided at the bottom of the registration page. It is also mentioned there to read the terms and conditions of the partners who have collaborated on this venture.

Keeping the best for the last- you will get access to exciting and exclusive offers, such as access to a resume-writing service, and the Microsoft official curriculum!

Important dates

Last date to submit registrations: 26th Setpember 2021.
Internship begins: 27th September 2021.

Still hesitating to join the Microsoft virtual internship program and have any queries? Communicate via email on support@futurereadytalent.in

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Author: Umesh27 Sep 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 4

This is really a great gesture by the the top company Microsoft to provide the learnings in some nich areas to such a large number of students. By seeing the massiveness of the program it also appears that Microsoft itself will also be benefited by this large scale program because these things act like an advertisement and popularity enhancement methods for Microsoft products to a larger mass in the public. Every company likes that its products should be used by more and more people. In today's competitive world there are many top companies which are vying for a part of the consumers or customers to use their applications and their softwares and in that competition such offers could come and it is not very surprising.
Anyway that is business perspective about the thing but the graduates who have an interest in computers and computing areas and who want to acquire special skills in the fields like artificial intelligence, cloud computing etc must take this opportunity I will say a great opportunity that a top house like Microsoft is offering a free internship for a good 190 hours learning time which is a quite good time for acquiring new skills. Moreover the availability of different batches will give the students a good time management and they can join the batch which suits them the most.
If this campaign by Microsoft turns out to be successful then we can expect that the certification given by them to students may also carry some extra ordinary weight in it in the industry in near future. With my little knowledge of the the industry and business word around I will definitely recommend this course for the eligible students and suggest them that they should grab it as quickly as possible.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha27 Sep 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 3

Microsoft Visual Internship programme has been designed to benefit the aspirants to a larger extent of the different useful tools applicable in the cloud system or in the computing areas with the application of Artificial Intelligence, Coding and Decoding etc. IT sector has witnessed a dramatic transformation from the earlier days when C Language or Java Language was prevalent. All such languages did not cater sufficiently to the purpose of achieving higher level of skill sets. This field has seen tremendous achievements of late with the application of cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
This programme is for the mutual benefits for both Microsoft and the aspirants. With the induction of this programme, Microsoft will be benefited with the propagation of different applicable tools for these to be used by the consumers. Moreover, there would be massive chances for the learners for the absorption in the IT sectors. Eligible aspirants must avail of such opportunities.

Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao28 Sep 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 4

These days internships are becoming very important for engineering graduates and also other graduates also. A classroom study may give the student some knowledge about the concerned subject. But they may not get hands-on experience and many organisations may not employ them as they don't have the required training.

Now the students are getting some skills that are related to their field and they are coming in handy to acquire a job and to do well in the job. That way there is a large requirement of internships for students.

The program designed by Microsoft will help many graduates to get some skills in IT and software fields. Microsoft is having its own uniqueness and once again the same has been shown in designing this internship program. The students who do this internship will definitely have many takeaways once the course is finished.

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