2018 Summer Intern (MBA) - Corporate Development & Strategy
February 27, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Internship
The A+E Corporate Development & Strategy Summer MBA Intern will be responsible for identifying aligned investment opportunities and developing corporate strategic initiatives. This role will consider emerging industry trends, expansion opportunities, competitive threats, and areas for internal business performance improvement. The position offers unique exposure to a wide variety of businesses within the media and entertainment industry.
The Corporate Development & Strategy Intern will work with the CD&S team to:
1. Develop a strategic vision around a business focus for A+E Networks. This intern will identify business opportunities, highlight investment categories and develop a long term strategy on one topic. Work will include:
Identify business topics within A+E for which long term strategic planning could expedite decision making
Meet with key decision makers as well as CD&S team to prioritize topics and select summer focus
Deep dive with business unit and CD&S team on selected topic. Research, investigate, and model potential opportunities
Create a strategy deck laying out the business landscape and finishing with recommendations for A+E
Present strategy to CFO, COO, and CD&S team
2. Select target categories and then identify investment opportunities within each. Once selected, the intern will interact with and lead diligence/modeling efforts for each target. Work will include:
Connect with VC, incubator, and new business leaders to discover businesses looking for investments that are aligned with A+E strategy
Meet with incoming investment opportunities and participate in decision making to move forward
Review and analyze data rooms as part of due diligence process for A+E investments
Develop robust financial models and projections highlighting the risks and benefits for each investment target
Build investment presentations for internal management to update them on CD&S team success
Currently enrolled graduate student, having completed at least one semester of post graduate work
Strong quantitative skills, advanced knowledge of Excel and Powerpoint, comfortable working with large amounts of data
Strong problem solving skills including project prioritization, critical thinking and hypothesis development
Ability to develop cogent arguments and present them concisely to a range of stakeholders, including executives
Preferably a GPA of 3.0 or higher
About A+E Ventures
A+E Networks recognizes that technology has enabled significant changes in the media industry. This has led to new and exciting ways that content is created, distributed and monetized across multiple platforms. A+E Ventures was formed to invest in early-stage content and technology companies to augment the company’s core cable network business. Our investments allow us to form strong strategic partnerships to leverage A+E’s broad range of existing resources to jointly innovate and enhance products and services offered to consumers.
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