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2023 Summer Intern, Growth Business Strategy & Operations

Menlo Park
Posted on 
March 11, 2023
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Job Description

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz (known as "a16z") is a venture capital firm that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. We are stage agnostic: We invest in seed to venture to late-stage technology companies, across bio + healthcare, consumer, crypto, enterprise, fintech, games, and companies building toward American dynamism. a16z has $35B in assets under management across multiple funds.

a16z has established a Growth team that is defined by respect for the entrepreneur and the company-building process; we know what it’s like to be in the founder’s shoes. We’ve invested in companies like Anduril, Cedar, Coinbase, Databricks, Figma, Fivetran, Flock Safety, Loom, Roblox, and Stripe. Our team is at the forefront of new technology, helping founders and their companies impact and change the world.

The Role

The Growth team is excited to welcome a Business Strategy & Operations intern, who will help design and develop business processes that position our team for continued efficiency and growth. The operations team plays a critical role on the growth team in making sure end to end processes are smooth, aligned with business priorities and seamless with our cross-functional partners.

While this intern will help with strategic projects over the course of the summer, the intern’s main capstone project will bring to life our dreams for enhanced portfolio engagement. This capstone project will have direct and immediate impact with our portfolio companies once launched.

The role will provide an opportunity to develop skills as a business strategist who is driven to design holistic, end to end business processes that result in great business outcomes, as well as, bring to life a day in the life at a VC firm. This intern will work with industry leaders and experts who are excited to partner throughout the duration of the summer internship.

For This Role, You Should Be Excited To

  • Support the development of our 2023 engagement model with portfolio companies, which may include:
  • Auditing our current engagement model with portfolio companies
  • Interviewing cross-functional partners to define key priorities
  • Conducting market research to learn industry best practices, procedures, and methodologies for customer success
  • Strategically crafting and developing a plan and narrative for maintaining touchpoints with the portfolio companies, with a specific focus on onboarding new portfolio companies
  • Participate in weekly meetings, building process and identifying process improvements
  • Support our Growth COO & Chief of Staff in day to day operations, including data management, strategic agendas, team weekly or monthly reporting, and ad hoc initiatives
  • Provide cross-functional support to the Growth team, including assisting with day to day strategic priorities where needed
  • Collaborate in a high-energy environment on complex priorities that are top of mind for our leadership team

Minimum Qualifications

  • Enrolled in a 4 year college or university program studying business, marketing, communications, finance or any related field.
  • You work effectively in a dynamic environment that includes working with changing priorities and requirements
  • You are a self starter and creative problem solver, thoughtfully communicating with partners along the way
  • You are highly organized and detail-oriented; you can handle multiple projects at once
  • You prioritize being resourceful, driven, responsive, and you thrive in an unstructured environment
  • You have genuine excitement for bringing people together and improving day to day process
  • You have experience with (or are eager to learn) Google Suite - Docs, Sheets, Slides
  • You can complete a minimum 12-week internship & are willing to come into the Menlo Park, CA office on Mondays

The anticipated hourly rate for this role is $30/hr, actual starting pay may vary based on a range of factors which can include experience, skills, and scope.

a16z culture

  • We do only first class business and only in a first class way
  • We take a long view of relationships, because we are in the relationship business
  • We believe in the future and bet the firm that way
  • We are all different, we recognize that, and we win
  • We celebrate the good times
  • We do it for the team
  • We play to win

At a16z we are always looking to hire the absolute best talent and recognize that diversity in our experiences and backgrounds is what makes us stronger. We hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. These differences are what enables us to work towards the future we envision for ourselves, our portfolio companies, and the World.

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