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SAP iXp Intern - Business Development Job

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Date: May 22, 2019

City: Palo Alto, CA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 205289
Work Area: Marketing
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Student
Employment Type: Intern



SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.
SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.

What is SAP iXp?


SAP’s Internship Experience Project (iXp) is SAP’s global, paid internship program that provides university students with the opportunities to find purpose in their careers.


Three reasons to apply for SAP iXp


  1. Culture of collaboration: Meet with mentors, make new friends across the globe and create a thriving personal network.
  2. Project-driven experience: Gain cross-functional skills from our virtual and in-person learning sessions, diverse subject matter experts, and project deliverables. 
  3. Gain visibility: With iXp in your title, you’ll have a global network of SAP leaders, entrepreneurs and career development opportunities at your fingertips.


About the team:


The Customer Innovation Unit (CI) pioneers new technologies, enables revenue, and scales innovation by embracing the entrepreneurial spirit. We generate new intellectual property for SAP in a highly creative environment. We demonstrate feasibility of new technologies, support board level initiatives, work with our field organizations to identify high value business scenarios for our customers and enable revenue for strategic opportunities.

The CI team provides a start-up environment in the heart of the Silicon Valley along with free lunch!

This internship will support the Business Development activities for the Customer Innovation team within the Technology and Innovation organization. Through the application of design thinking and emerging technologies, the CI team solves complex problems and delivers brand-new solutions for our customers, in the form of proofs of concept. We promote cutting edge innovations and work on strategic projects that foster strong customer relationships and support of business objectives.

You will translate the business strategy into brand, digital, social and community strategies. It would include working on highly strategic projects for innovation center to focus on brand experience, digital media, social and content strategy, community development, event design, and demand generation.


What you’ll do:


Position Title: SAP iXp Intern – Business Development

Location: Palo Alto, California

Expected start date to end date: June 10, 2019 – August 16, 2019 (can start earlier)


In this role, you’ll:


As a business development intern for CI team, you will support multiple activities including but not limited to:

  • Understanding how to interpret primary market research and analytics.
  • Understanding marketplace trends
  • Developing a comprehensive list of customer and prospect companies that meet the requirements of the target market
  • Supporting the business development lead with all aspects of activity related to building, tracking and maintaining a healthy pipeline
  • Understanding the critical importance of positive, respectful interactions with SAP customers
  • Identifying potential business partnerships
  • Supporting the marketing team in the research, development, and reporting of marketing initiatives and materials
  • Collaborating with the marketing team on marketing campaigns
  • Creating materials for business development outreach
  • Developing Power Point presentations and proposal documents
  • Assisting in quickly responding to urgent requests from SCE Leaders.



Who you are:


We’re looking for someone who can challenge the status quo and likes to stay curious. You enjoy working on meaningful projects and are energized by lifelong learning.

The ideal candidate is a polymath who can take on multiple responsibilities, tasks and duties across a wide-range of disciplines. The candidate must be ready and willing to “wear many hats” and adapt to a fast-moving and constantly evolving business landscape. The candidate must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program preferably in one or more of the following areas of study:

  • Business Administration
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Excellent/Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Unwavering attention to detail
  • Strong analytical mind-set
  • Well organized and punctual
  • Tenaciousness in finding the right solutions
  • Professionalism at all times in all aspects of the job
  • Expert knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, in particular, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Ability, willingness, and aptitude to learn SAP enterprise software
  • Availability to work full time (40 hours per week) during the summer and at least part-time (20 or more hours per week) during the school year
  • Have the availability and means to work on-site on the SAP campus in Palo Alto
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Design Thinking knowledge a great plus.

Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own.
A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team. ( or, APJ:, EMEA: Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
Additional Locations:

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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