Strategy Intern, Brand & Business (MBA/Masters)

New York, NY /
CO:COLLECTIVE – Internship - Summer 2022 /
co:collective is a leading strategic and creative transformation consultancy designed to help purpose-led businesses. Since 2010, co:collective has helped transform the world’s boldest companies by identifying their higher purpose and bringing that to life through action. co:collective designs brands, teams, experiences, and content for brands and businesses that transform who they are, how they act, and how they show up in the world.

We strive to be embedded in our clients’ businesses. We do not wait for our clients to come to us with problems or challenges to turn into creative briefs. We are constantly working with clients to identify challenges and opportunities - and working with them to take action.

Over the last ten years, co:collective has worked with some of the most inspiring and progressive organizations and business leaders in the world, including Google, Chewy, LinkedIn, IBM, MetLife, Microsoft, The ACLU, MOMA, Home Depot, Capital One, YouTube and Under Armour.        

The co: community is deeply committed to continuing to build a diverse and inclusive workplace for all to thrive. We value and honor those with different backgrounds, unique perspectives, and believe that inclusive organizations build better teams and produce better work. We are a people-centered business that creates safe spaces, leads by example, and seeks to make a positive impact on the world.

The role

The internship will run 10 weeks from June 6th, 2022 to August 12th, 2022 where you will be defining brand stories and creating iconic innovations.

Who you are

You are an innately curious Strategist with an itch to be a part of a unique team of dynamic innovators. 

You’re a leader who strives to solve complex problems across different categories, and operate as an advisor to c-suite clients.  

You’re a generous collaborator, empathetic, culturally atune, willing to jump-in, geek-out and work with the team to create iconic experiences. 

You’re someone with a passion for doing good in the world and have a desire to make a positive impact.

What you'll do

Work alongside fellow strategists and members of our strategy, creative and client engagement team. You’ll help our clients solve a wide variety of business problems, ranging from brand strategy, to audience definition, to product innovation and business transformation. Though no two projects are the same, you can expect to:

Develop insights: You'll be responsible for gathering all the relevant inputs and synthesizing them to inform our strategy process. This may include the design and execution of quantitative or ethnographic research, client interviews and working sessions, desk research online and using commercial data resources, in-field observation, leading focus groups and customer interviews, expert interviews, or defining how to crunch quantitative data into market forecasts and business models.

Craft stories: Using our StoryDoing approach, you’ll work to develop and sell the core purpose and story that will shape the future of the brand you work on. You’ll advise our clients on how to make bold business decisions with their purpose in mind, by inventing, developing, and selling the innovations, business models, products, and experiences that make those stories real in the world.

Pitch in new business: You will help identify, target and develop opportunities that could lead to new project assignments for co:collective. Key activities will include research, sourcing, and coordination of strategy presentations.

What you've done

- Currently enrolled in an MBA program and/or pursuing an advanced degree in a personal passion field (we don’t look for a specific degree, but do look for individuals who have a clear interest in strategy, innovation, design, brands and solving big problems in new ways.)
- Demonstrated leadership, creativity and collaboration, and able to share examples. 
- Able to synthesize large quantities of data (both qual and quant) to highlight actionable insights and resulting recommendations. 
- Worked under tight deadlines in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. 
- Refined your communication skills (both oral and written).

What else?

With great work, comes great reward. We are a community of brilliant, ambitious, creative people committed to creating an ever evolving progressive work environment. In addition to a salary commensurate with your experience, our perks include unlimited vacation, performance-based bonuses, a generous parental leave policy, a sabbatical, and much more.  

& regarding our future of work plans, we have developed a hybrid working model that focuses on the health of our business, as well as the needs of our people.

Where do I sign up?
Submit your resume and briefly respond to the below prompts (max 250 words per response)

APPLY BY: December 10th, 2021