A&E Networks Corporate Development & Strategy - Summer Internship 2019 (Graduate/MBA) in New York, New York

We in Corporate Development & Strategy are always thinking about what comes next. We evaluate trends, challenge corporate norms, and work with departments throughout the company to develop strategies for success. Constantly on the lookout for great ideas, we build business plans for internal initiatives and invest externally in new startups changing the media landscape. You're a strategic thinker who can handle the pressure and defend your ideas when executives ask the hard questions. You excel at collaboration, are not afraid of a model, and can get things done.

THE ROLE:
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:
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

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

YOUR STORY: [+BEHAVIORS] (what you need to have)
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


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