Aeris Communication

  • Summer Strategy Internship

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    2018-1420
    Category
    Interns

    • Location: Chicago, IL
    • Dates: May 20 – Aug 9
    • Pay: Hourly stipend. Out-of-state students and those commuting from more than two hours away are eligible for subsidized housing, meals, and transportation to and from the office.

     

    You’ve likely heard about self-driving cars. Perhaps your parents have a Nest. Maybe you own a FitBit or an Apple Watch. Smart, connected devices like these are part of a new and rapidly growing industry called the "Internet of Things" (IoT), which is expected to grow to trillions of dollars over the next 10 years as 50 billion devices are brought online.

     

    Aeris is at the forefront of the IoT, building networks and applications to enable Fortune 500 clients like Mitsubishi, Hyundai and Bosch to design innovative new product offerings and fundamentally improve their businesses. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Chicago, London, Delhi, and Tokyo, we rank among the top ten cellular providers for IoT globally.

     

    Our company is in an enviable spot. We’re profitable, and both our bottom line and our global reach are growing rapidly. We’re playing in an exploding market where technology evolves daily and acquisitions happen left and right. We have a unique opportunity to pay our success forward by providing a one-of-a-kind learning experience to a handful of talented college students interested in learning about our industry, and about technology companies in general. We’ve designed our internship program to expose underrepresented students to career opportunities in the industry. Students from all schools, and students who identify with a group that is currently underrepresented in the industry (including but not limited to Black, Hispanic, Native American, female, transgender, students with disabilities, and more) are strongly encouraged to apply.

     

    As a summer intern, you will have the chance to learn about a new and growing industry, witness firsthand how a mature technology startup operates, and gain real, practical experiences that will carry you over the bridge from student to professional. The role offers access to some of the most brilliant minds in the industry, and the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to a thriving company.

     

    Interested? A few things to know about Aeris:

     

    • We do things differently. As a pioneer in a highly-competitive industry that is poised to reshape every sector of the global economy, we cannot fall back on old models. Rather, we must chart our own path and strive to out-innovate, out-learn, and out-pace the competition along the way.
    • We walk the walk on diversity. We’re a brilliant and eclectic mix of ethnicities, religions, industry experiences, sexual orientations, generations, and more―and that’s by design. Diverse perspectives are essential to our culture, innovative process, and competitive edge.
    • Integrity is essential. We believe in doing things well―and doing them right. Integrity is a core value here: you’ll see it embodied in our staff, our management approach, and growing social impact work (we have a VP devoted to it). You also will see it embodied in the way we manage people and our HR issues: we expect employees and managers to deal with issues directly, immediately, and with the utmost respect for each other and for the Company.


    We’re offering a 12-week, full-time strategy internship, perfect for students interested in management consulting or finance.

     

    The strategy team is responsible for helping Aeris think big. We monitor and evaluate the IoT industry as a whole, and identify opportunities (whether through M&A, new market entry, or partnerships) to help Aeris capture as much of it as possible, in the right ways, at the right time. In this rotation, you will learn how to conduct market analyses and develop strategic insights to drive decisions.

     

    You will work closely with our VP of Strategy to critically unpack a market, analyze key trends, and ultimately, help to develop specific strategic recommendations that will inform Aeris’ business strategy going forward. Past strategy interns have conducted:

     

    • Strategic analysis of IoT vertical markets and use cases: Identifying key customer segments, evaluating their needs, and assessing how the market is moving to fill them.
    • Strategic analysis of the nascent ecosystem forming to help companies monetize their data: Who are the players? How do they make money? And how they will evolve?
    • Analysis of competitive dynamics and strategic evolution in the industry―by looking at recent mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and technology developments among key IoT players.

     

    All interns will be provided with a stipend. Out-of-state students and those commuting from more than two hours away may receive subsidized housing, meals, and transportation to and from the office. All interns will have the option to participate in three impactful outings to explore the surrounding area.


    Here’s what we’re looking for:

    • You’re a college student with strong academic standing. The internship is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors from all majors. Transcripts will be requested as part of the application process. Only applicants who are still registered undergraduates and will still be in school at the time of the internship will be accepted.
    • You’re curious. You may not have much prior work experience in strategy or IoT, but you have a demonstrated interest in understanding how technology can be applied to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. You easily can provide us with multiple examples that showcase your drive and ability to learn fast.
    • You have strong analytical skills. You have a demonstrated ability to solve tough problems, leveraging data, instinct, creativity, and grit.
    • You’re eager. You proactively seek out learning opportunities, and you mobilize to get the most out of them as you possibly can.
    • You’re a team player. You know that proactively contributing ideas, collaborating with others, asking questions, seeking out projects, and coming to others for help as needed are keys to success.
    • You’re professional. You have a strong professional demeanor, and know how to write and present clearly. No matter which department you’re in, writing and presenting will be involved.

    We’ve designed our internship program to expose underrepresented students to career opportunities in the industry. Students from all schools, and students who identify with a group that currently is underrepresented in the industry (including but not limited to African American, Hispanic, Native American, female, transgender, students with disabilities, and more) are strongly encouraged to apply.

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