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ESPN Corporate Strategy MBA Internship - Summer 2021

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 774480BR Location New York, New York, United States Business ESPN Date posted Feb. 23, 2021

Job Summary:

We Are…

The ESPN Corporate Strategy team is responsible for formulating, analyzing, and defining long-term strategy for ESPN by identifying growth opportunities and efficiencies within existing lines of business. The team touches projects that span all facets of ESPN, including finance, business development, affiliate sales & marketing, programming, content, research, and marketing, among others.


A Day in the Life…

This 10-week program applies ingenuity, creativity, and analytical skills in analyzing opportunities across a wide variety of departments at ESPN. Responsibilities include:
  • Assist in evolving the long-term strategic planning process for ESPN, including building financial models and creating synthesized presentations for executive management
  • Work in close partnership with internal stakeholders to form hypotheses, plan out analyses, gather data, and deliver well-supported recommendations in a timely manner
  • Monitor industry trends and interpret potential implications for the business
  • Collaborate effectively with executives and other team members throughout ESPN, in addition to other groups within The Walt Disney Company

Basic Qualifications:

What You Bring to the Role:
  • A solid analytical and financial skill set gained through relevant work experience and course work
  • Intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a willingness to embrace and adapt to an ever-changing environment and work situation
  • Detail-oriented nature with the ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, with a demonstrated ability to create concise / compelling presentations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (both verbal and written), with the ability to work well with a variety of business partners and independently
  • Familiarity and affinity for the media / entertainment / sports media landscape, including knowledge of business trends and technologies in digital media

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in management consulting, investment banking, or corporate strategy

Required Education

  • Completed BA/BS with a strong GPA
  • Enrolled in a graduate studies program in the semester prior to the internship in Business Administration or Sports Administration with an accounting, finance, or strategy concentration

Additional Information:

Internship Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in a college/university graduate program taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR currently participating in a Disney Professional Internship
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization

Program Dates: The approximate dates are June 7 – August 13, 2021. Interns will work 40 hours per week and must be fully available throughout the internship.

Work Environment: This is a remote internship. The internship requires a working, reliable internet connection as well as a quiet, dedicated workspace.

About ESPN:

Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. Every day we’re doing things that no one has done, all in a dynamic culture where we defy odds and continuously outdo ourselves. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ESPN Productions, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call ESPN.

ESPN Productions, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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