Are internships the new tech prize?
Although she doesn't have exact figures about the number of intern applicants, McCreary said the stack of resumes on her desk was twice as high this year as it was last year. And the experience is impressive. "A number of the intern applicants I interviewed had been CEOs or CTOs," McCreary said. "They had great titles at very small companies or very well known companies." About 750 interns are selected to participate in Microsoft's highly popular program. They're often assigned a product feature to handle during their stint, and this summer interns are working on projects ranging from extra games on smart phones to new features for Office 12 and the Longhorn operating system.