Business Development Intern [Remote Possible]

  • Friedrichstraße 123, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Intern

Company Description

Hi! We’re so happy that you’re here.

Think-it is a software engineering collective on a mission to unlock human potential through sustainable use of technology. Our high-performance, low-carbon solutions help innovative teams around the world lower costs, democratize data, and reach net-zero faster.

With a focus on digital transformation, smart infrastructure, and the UN SDGs, we tackle meaningful problems that can only be solved with future-proof technology. Our team includes experts in Full Stack Engineering, Machine Learning, and DevOps and Cloud.

Founded in 2017, Think-it is home to a diverse community of changemakers — we represent 8+ nationalities, and 40% of us are women. We’re proud to be backed by mission-aligned partners, and our goals are people- and planet-centric.

Job Description

The Challenge 

Growth at Think-it is not very conventional:
We are working hard to integrate software engineering teams with world-class companies by leveraging our expertise across a range of technical challenges. Our world-class engineering teams deliver solution-oriented approaches in DevOps, machine learning, data science and full-stack development catered to organizations of all sizes. 

We continue to partner with leading companies in the automotive, energy, utilities and other high-impact industries. We are looking for a charismatic, thoughtful, and autonomous intern from a top MBA program to help us expand market awareness and unlock new opportunities with prospective partners. 

Building relationships with our target accounts takes a consultative, high-touch approach: you’ll be helping innovative companies identify human capital needs they may not know they have, conceiving and scoping potential projects, and forging their trust in our ability to deliver superior solutions and results.
With this in mind, we’re looking for someone with both technical savvy and deep human empathy to help us build upon a strong business foundation and further develop a scalable growth playbook.

80%: Your key responsibilities

  • Support the Think-it Growth Team as necessary in defining and executing the business development plans
  • Identify and engage partner decision-makers with a high-touch approach with sales enablement and support from our Marketing team
  • Build and manage a pipeline of technology executives through online research, outbound sales, relationship-building, event attendance and hosted events using a creative and tailored approach
  • Provide detailed research and analysis on a variety of segments to support the development of our service offerings
  • Build new business channels and strengthen our strategic partnerships with VCs, Innovation Hubs, and other multiplicators
  • Support Think-it’s internal development projects through project management and coaching of other Think-iteers supporting your workstreams
  • Design and deliver compelling capabilities and proposal presentations
  • Create new business opportunities through industry relationships and networks

The other 20%: Up to you!

  • What are you passionate about? Do you see other opportunities to contribute your skills and experience in ways we haven’t thought of yet?
  • What would you like to learn? Continuous learning is a critical pillar of our culture and we’re here to support your long-term growth.

Qualifications

What we’re looking for

You identify with our mission. You have a strong drive to make the world more equitable, and it fuels your commitment and follow-through in everything you do.

You genuinely enjoy making connections with new people, uncovering their needs, and providing solutions. Your creativity and growth mindset help you identify and pursue the entrepreneurial opportunities others might miss.

You are ready to take ownership of your work in a distributed team environment. You are self-driven, and have experience successfully managing multiple priorities at the same time with minimal oversight.

You have technical enthusiasm and fluency. ****You might not be an engineer, but you seek an understanding of technology trends and can navigate conversations around programming languages and frameworks.

You have high EQ. You value and practice self-awareness and interpersonal skills, and display cross-cultural empathy in international teams.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of overall professional experience, with demonstrated experience in consulting, business development and strategic partnerships, project management, or recruitment in the technology sector
  • Highly self-motivated, strong work ethic and ability to multitask and learn in a fast-paced environment
  • A strategic, analytical, and highly organized approach to projects
  • Polished visual, written, and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to work with the team remotely

Great-to-Haves:

  • Previous full-time, (technical) project management, or consulting experience with one or more of our target industries (energy, automotive, sustainable technology)
  • Currently enrolled in a top-level MBA program
  • Professional written and verbal fluency in another language like German, Arabic, French, or Dutch
  • Experience working with distributed and cross-cultural teams
  • Experience using tools like Google Suite, Hubspot, Notion, Powerpoint, Keynote, and Slack

Additional Information

What we offer you:

  • Monthly internship stipend
  • Autonomous and remote-friendly workplace culture
  • Globally conscious culture invested in the ethical use of technology to solve real problems
  • Team activities, retreats, and reflections
  • Peer-to-peer learning and development
  • A lifetime community of like-minded changemakers

Think-it is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, veteran status, disability, history of disability or perceived disability.