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Business Design Intern

In a nutshell: 

IDEO Munich is in search of a Business Design Intern. This unicorn role combines business chops and design magic to create amazing new products and services. We need someone who helps project teams design the business aspects of new products/services. As a Business Designer, you use the methods of business with the generative mindset of design. 

Why is this role important for IDEO’s work? 

Business Designers exist to create innovation through the business aspects of a new product or service. Embedded in a project team or as an advisor, they think up novel solutions to generating revenue, pricing, channels, partnerships etc. – but they also contribute to the overall project outcome like all team members throughout the project.  That often means coming up with great content from thin air and solving problems. While that might sound familiar, IDEO is about making things tangible - and that is equally relevant to business designers, too - how might you bring that value proposition to life from a business perspective? We also count on business designers to be translators between our client’s management reality and our internal design perspective.  

What does IDEO offer you?

IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.  

Relevant experience and mindset:

We’re looking for people with a varied background and interesting life experience - we want to hear your stories. On the formal side of things, you are:

  • Working towards a degree in business, or have equivalent experience. We’re expecting you to be knowledgeable about, at the least, the practical basics of running a business (finance, accounting, human resources, marketing etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills in English. Existing German language skills are, of course, great

On top of that, we are looking for:

  • Great attitude – we want you to be interested, passionate, and curious about life. You have a love for the systems and connections that make the world go round.
  • Business acumen – you understand the dynamics inside business organizations including roles and functions, as well as how different industries tick. We need you to have an ear for business language, and to be able to translate that into concrete outcomes, not (just) pretty slides or theoretical Excel models. 

Pop quiz, Hot Shot:

You just got €1 mio to invest in a company! In which company will you invest and why? Put everything on a maximum of 3 slides/pages. Be visual and concise. Send it alongside your application. Have fun with it - your attitude and passion is equally as important as your business chops!

Application requirements and instructions:

What we need from you:

  • CV highlighting your relevant experience
  • Cover letter that tells your story, and why you think IDEO is a good fit
  • Your solution to the Pop Quiz (see above)

IDEO hires not only for cultural fit, but also for cultural add. Don’t be afraid to show a little personality in your application.

Deadline is Friday 1st November 2019.

Equal Opportunity Employer

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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