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2019 MBA Summer Internship Programme

United Kingdom - London

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Expedia

2019 MBA Summer Internship Programme

Location: London (Angel)
Start Date: June 2019

Duration: 10-12 weeks full-time internship
Application deadline: 23 January 2019, midnight GMT
Eligibility criteria:

  • Currently studying for an MBA at a top business school, graduating in 2019 (one-year programme) or 2020 (two-year programme)
  • If you have already finished your MBA unfortunately you are not eligible for this internship position. Please see www.lifeatexpedia.com for further opportunities

Expedia Group is seeking four MBA summer interns to work in various strategy roles across Hotels.com and Expedia Partner Solutions based at our UK head office in London. Please see below for a description of each team/project and details on how to apply.

Application instructions

Please submit one application only: upload your CV and a brief cover letter (no more than two paragraphs) to indicate which roles you would like to be considered for and why these teams/roles interest you. You can be considered for a maximum of two positions. Please note that without a brief cover letter to explain which role/s you are applying for we will be unable to consider your application.

Roles Overview

1) Strategy Intern, Expedia Partner Solutions:

Overview: Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS) is the B2B partnership brand of Expedia Group. EPS works with thousands of partners across a range of industry sectors to help them provide our travel inventory to their customers. Through our products and tools, millions of travellers are finding perfect hotels, flights or activities for their next trips.

Responsibilities: The EPS Strategy Intern role provides the opportunity for the right candidate to play a crucial role in the continued evolution of EPS’ rapidly-changing business. In this role you’ll be heavily involved in driving key business initiatives, from analysis and developing recommendations, through to building internal consensus and working cross-functionally with key stakeholders to operationalize. You will work with the brightest minds in the travel business, in a high-energy and international work environment, passionate about innovation, collaboration and creative problem-solving.

2) Customer Strategy Intern, Hotels.com:

Overview: This position provides a unique opportunity to shape the direction of Hotels.com’s fast-growing business. Specifically, the Strategy team is seeking a highly motivated MBA candidate to support its annual strategic planning process and a number of high-profile strategic initiatives.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will focus on identifying opportunities and threats, conducting research and analysis to support business cases, and preparing presentation materials for Hotels.com’s management team and Expedia Group’s board. 

3) Global Supply Strategy Intern, Hotels.com:

Overview: The supply strategy and merchandising team at Hotels.com is responsible for driving the Hotels.com strategy, aligning the supply and the demand on our global two-sided platform, and merchandising our properties. The MBA intern will support the team in identifying, structuring and executing strategic initiatives to improve our customer value proposition, and drive incremental traffic. For example, our team leads Hotels.com’s entry into Vacation Rentals to broaden a range of accommodation options for our customers.

Responsibilities: In this role, you will work closely with the Senior Director of Supply Strategy, as well as the rest of the team. The candidate will also work with a broad number of stakeholder teams within Hotels.com and Expedia Group which provides a tremendous opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of one of the fastest growing travel companies.

4) Pricing Strategy Intern, Hotels.com:

Overview: The Hotels.com Pricing team is looking for a highly motivated individual with exceptional analytical, problem-solving and stakeholder management skills to work on high-visibility projects related to competitive intelligence, pricing strategy and operations. The MBA Pricing Intern position provides a great opportunity to contribute to the growth of Hotels.com while gaining exposure to a broad set of areas – strategy, analytics, product, marketing, regions, finance and other brands across Expedia Group – i.e. it provides a unique platform to get an understanding of the business across functions and geographies.

Responsibilities:

Work closely with the Senior Manager, Hotels.com Pricing and relevant stakeholders across Expedia Group on 1-2 major pricing initiatives. Identify and implement actions that will create value for our customers and partners while driving improved business performance. Conduct analyses and/or compile evidence in support of findings. Prepare executive-level written materials and present findings to company leaders.

Who you are:

You’ll fit these roles in you have:

  • Solid experience in similar strategic and analytical roles including exposure to development of business strategy and/or corporate development
  • Strong analytical and financial modelling skills, comfortable with large and complex data sets
  • A passion for using data to drive better decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to frame and solve unstructured problems
  • Exceptional process and project management skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to clearly and concisely present issues, ideas and recommendations
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills with the capacity to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • An ability to work through ambiguity and be proactive
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

Work Experience and Education Guidelines

  • Current MBA candidate, with 3+ years of pre-MBA work experience
  • Familiarity with online retail and e-commerce preferred
  • Previous experience working in management consulting or in-house strategy roles is a plus
     

Why join us:

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them to tools to do so.

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

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Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
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Job Category
Administration Group

Job Function
Administration

Location
United Kingdom - London

Job Type
Full-Time Intern

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