Summer Intern - Corporate Development & Strategy

A+E Networks

New York, NY 01-16-2021
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  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Corporate Development & Strategy - Summer Intern (Graduate)

The A+E Corporate Development & Strategy Summer MBA Intern will be responsible for assisting in the development and execution of strategic initiatives to advance A+E Networks. 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:

Develop a strategic vision around a business focus for A+E Networks. This intern will identify business opportunities, develop a long term strategy on one topic, and provide actionable steps to capitalize on the opportunity. 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 A+E executives and CD&S team

Support the CD&S by identifying and developing growth opportunities (Organic, M&A, Investments, Joint Ventures) within media, technology, and entertainment with impacts to A+E's business strategy and operations. Work will include:
• Connect with internal operators, industry analysts, investor community, and CD&S counterparts to uncover new opportunities and perspectives to help augment and grow A+E's business
• Provide qualitative and quantitative research reports and participate in decision making to move forward
• Review and analyze data rooms as part of due diligence process for A+E corporate transactions
• Develop robust financial models and projections highlighting the risks and benefits
• Build strategy presentations for internal management to update them on CD&S team success

Qualification Requirements:
• 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

Company Profile
A+E Networks

At A+E Networks, we believe that storytelling uncovers the human in humanity, the hero in heroism, and the ordinary in the extraordinary.