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Microsoft Neurodiversity Hiring Program & FAQ

We built the Microsoft Neurodiversity Hiring Program on the belief that neurodivergent individuals strengthen a workforce with innovative thinking and creative solutions. Diverse teams positively impact our company culture, working environment and how we serve our customers.    

The Neurodiversity Hiring program seeks to attract talented neurodivergent candidates and provide the training and support needed for career growth and success. 

Through this program, applicants engage in an extended interview process that focuses on workability, interview preparation, and skill assessment. Our process gives candidates the opportunity to showcase their unique talents while learning about Microsoft as an employer of choice. 

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  • Microsoft believes that diversity enriches our performance and products, the communities where we live and work, and the lives of our employees. This program is part of our recruiting and career development strategy related to diversity and inclusion.


    This represents one of the ways we are evolving our approach to increase the diversity of Microsoft’s workforce. We believe there is untapped potential in the marketplace and roles that would set future employees up for success. 


    We are continually looking to increase the diversity of our workforce and this is one of our many diversity efforts. This particular multi-day program is specific to Neurodiverse individuals.


    We also host Microsoft Ability Hiring Events as an opportunity for candidates with disabilities to attend a one-day interview structured to provide an inclusive experience. If you are interested in applying for our Ability Event and an inclusive application experience, please visit   



    Available positions through the Neurodiversity Program are listed in the upcoming events section of this page, or from the Careers site, use the filter options and search keyword “Neurodiversity.” Our roles are updated throughout the year so make sure to keep checking back. 



    We encourage you to search our Careers Page for all open roles at Microsoft.  The first step will be to create a Microsoft profile.  To do this from the Microsoft Careers page, click the "Sign in" button on the right side of the screen and select one of the four personal options: Sign in with Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google.  From there you just need to fill out the required information.  If you do decide to apply to any of the positions either through our programs or otherwise, you can also fill out our accommodation form so that we can make sure your needs are met in the interviews and hiring processes.


  • For our multi-day hiring event we have had success hiring in roles such as: Consulting, Content Writer, Customer Engineer, Data Analytics Manager, Data Scientist, Finance Analyst, IT Service Operations, Product Mktg, Program Manager, Service Engineer, Software Engineer, Support Engineer.


    For more information about Microsoft’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, please visit our Global Diversity and Inclusion site.



    Yes, for specific hiring events focused on university talent there will be roles identified as Internship Opportunities. To learn more about Microsoft’s internship program, visit Microsoft Careers.


The interview process

Here's what happens after you apply:

  • Our recruiting team reviews your skills and qualifications to see how they match up to the requirements of open roles.
  • If you meet our requirements, we will ask you to complete an online technical assessment or schedule you for a phone screen. 
  • Based on your assessment, we may invite you to a hiring event.
  • At the hiring event you will spend a few days learning what it’s like to work at Microsoft while working on skill development and interview preparation. You will also meet with the interviewing team in both formal and informal settings, employees hired through the program, and members of the neurodiversity community at Microsoft.
  • Based on skills assessments and interviewer feedback, you could be offered a full-time job as a Microsoft employee.

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“The Neurodiversity Hiring Event was super meaningful to me.

Since receiving my autism diagnosis at 16, I have been learning how to understand myself as an individual and a team member in different contexts. I have experience in an academic setting but am now diligently and enthusiastically figuring out how to navigate my professional life as a neurodivergent person. The Microsoft program, including the people, content, and pacing, was so thoughtfully developed.

Thank you and Microsoft for valuing neurodivergent hiring and including me! I feel like the program allowed me to pace myself and hopefully share my strengths. I’m taking this week’s experience with me and have a glimpse at what’s possible regarding neurodivergent acceptance at Microsoft and the larger work world.”

- Candidate (August 2022 Cohort) Software Engineering Intern



Upcoming neurodiversity hiring events

To attend a hiring event, interested candidates must apply for an open role and receive an invitation from us. All hiring events are held virtually.
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Microsoft Inclusive Hiring Webinar


We know applying for jobs can seem overwhelming, so we're hosting monthly webinars to help simplify the processes around applying to roles at Microsoft. Learn about Microsoft's Neurodiversity Hiring Program, requesting interview accommodations, and hear from members of the Disability ERG who will share their story of what it's like to be a person with a disability working at Microsoft.


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