MBA Summer Associate Program
Strategic Planning | New York, NY | Internship
Sesame Workshop is seeking MBA students for its MBA Summer Associate program. Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering preschool educational television show. The mission of Sesame Workshop is to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. The Workshop is a global educational force for change with the goal of reaching and helping the world's most vulnerable children. Sesame appears in more than 150 countries, serving kids through a wide range of media and community engagement programs. All of the Workshop’s programs are grounded in rigorous research and individually tailored to the curriculum needs and cultures of the communities they serve.
The MBA Summer Associate will join the Strategy department. The Strategy department is responsible for providing strategic advice and consulting services to the organization’s internal business units, including Media & Education and Social Impact & Philanthropy. The team’s work encompasses industry/market and competitive analysis, financial modeling, business plan development, and identifying and assessing the pros and cons of possible strategies/paths.
The summer internship is project-based, with Summer Associates typically working on 1-2 major projects. Day-to-day work will include identifying issues and formulating hypotheses, developing financial models, conducting market and competitive research, synthesizing findings in slide decks, and presenting work and recommendations to internal business teams and leadership. A key aspect of the job is being able to assess and analyze large amounts of information/data, develop a coherent point of view, and present the information to stakeholders in a manner that enables effective decision-making.
Candidates for the MBA Summer Associate program will first be evaluated for the competencies and qualifications listed. After MBA Associates are selected, projects will be determined based on the Associate’s specific skills and interests and the needs of Sesame Workshop.
- Current MBA student from a top-tier business school
- Proven ability to take charge of generating hypotheses, identifying information sources, gathering and interpreting data, executing analysis, and presenting findings to team members and stakeholders
- Strong analytical skills, including deep experience with conducting financial analysis and modeling
- Demonstrated ability to write effectively and communicate ideas in PowerPoint decks
- Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and work effectively with people at all levels in the organization
- Prior consulting or strategy experience is a plus
Please provide a cover letter; we want to understand why you’re interested in working for Sesame Workshop and what skills and experiences make you a strong candidate for this role.
The application for this role will close on February 14th however interested candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
- Hours per Week: 40
- Wage/ Salary: $1,850 / week
More about Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering preschool educational television show. Sesame began in 1968 as a collaboration between the Carnegie Foundation, The Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the founders of the Children's Television Workshop (Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett), to see if the power of media could be used to help reach and prepare disadvantaged children tor kindergarten. 47 seasons later, Sesame Street has won 167 Emmy Awards (the most in television history) and over 1,000 different research studies have demonstrated the educational benefits of this work. Today, the mission of Sesame Workshop is to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. The Workshop is a global educational force for change with the goal of reaching and helping the world's most vulnerable children. It uses a who child curriculum, which includes teaching lifesaving habits such as hand washing and HIV Aids prevention in impoverished countries. No other kids media company sees education as its primary purpose and no other media company sees disadvantaged children as its primary target audience. Sesame appears in more than 150 countries, serving kids through a wide range of media and philanthropically funded community engagement programs. All of the Workshop’s programs are grounded in rigorous research and individually tailored to the curriculum needs and cultures of the communities they serve. Sesame is a beloved household name in dozens of languages, and it means learning - and fun - in all of them.