Job Opening: Intern

About Studio Zao

We are a London-headquartered talent development and innovation studio. We work with global brands, organisations and academic institutions across a range of industries, such as Sony Music EntertainmentEYNHSPentland Brands (Speedo, Lacoste, Berghaus)Aptar Group (L’Oreal, GSK, Unilever), UK Civil ServiceTarget Corporation, Wellcome Trust and the Institute of Cancer Research, as well as the UK’s leading academic institutions like Imperial College LondonUniversity College London and the London School of Economics.

We are guided by a mission and set of values that are focused on intrapreneurship as a driver of growth and resilience. In a world fraught with change and disruptions, organisations need internal entrepreneurial leaders, or intrapreneurs, more than ever.

An intrapreneur is an employee who thinks and acts like an entrepreneur within an established business. They apply problem-solving, creativity, communication skills and critical thinking to deal with ambiguity and to become agents of change and growth for the organisation.

By combining a team of strategists, product experts, designers and experienced intrapreneurs, we bring the insight and expertise needed by people at the heart of the organisation to uncover and realise growth solutions.

Find out more at www.studiozao.com

Read our latest Intrapreneurship Guide to learn more about our approach to Intrapreneurship and why today it matters more than ever.

About The Role

We are looking for a resourceful individual able to support the delivery of our client engagements and programmes; join the team and be a part of its future growth.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support in developing, planning and implementing both internal and client-facing projects
  • Coordinate and help manage stakeholders to ensure an outstanding and flawless delivery and outputs, exceeding client expectations
  • Support in business development and sales activities

This position is full-time, remote working considered.

Requirements

Must have:

  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Confident, strong structure and personal organisation
  • Resourceful and demonstrable entrepreneurial attitude
  • Attention to detail, resilience to thrive in ambiguous and fast-paced environments
  • A genuine passion for impactful innovation
  • Fluency in English

Good to have:

  • Prior experience in client-facing strategy, innovation, service design or digital agency/ consultancy environments
  • Previous experience working with startups or in incubation/acceleration programmes is a plus
  • A foundational understanding of Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Agile methodologies, and Corporate Innovation practices
  • Fluency with digital work tools such as Google Workplace software suite and Miro
  • Fluency in French

What We Offer

We’re a young and fast-growing business, so we’re looking to work with passionate and entrepreneurial individuals able to take ownership and thrive in a rapidly evolving environment.

In return, we offer:

  • A fast-paced, exciting and entrepreneurial environment where your potential will find the place to flourish. We are scaling fast!
  • Real support from across the team instead of just obligatory line manager relationships. Personal growth is paramount for us, at any level
  • Genuinely exciting projects able to positively impact society through intrapreneurship
  • The promise to try our best to help you achieve your personal career ambitions and objectives
  • UK minimum wage salary for the time of the internship
  • The opportunity to transform the internship into an Associate position if we are both happy about it, with a salary range of £25k – £35k DOE, plus a performance bonus

How To Apply

To apply, please send your CV and covering email to careers@studiozao.com with the subject “RE: Intern Role”. The first-round interview will be a 30-minute conversation, followed by a case study interview.

What our clients say

Sony Music

Studio Zao facilitated an engaging Strategy Council Session for us, aligning 30+ TV industry senior members on the main advantages of the Lean Startup approach, and embedding members with TV-industry entrepreneurs so that they could reach consensus and identify innovative solutions to customer industry-wide challenges. Highly recommended!”

Studio Zao facilitated an engaging Strategy Council Session for us, aligning 30+ TV industry senior members on the main advantages of the Lean Startup approach, and embedding members with TV-industry entrepreneurs so that they could reach consensus and identify innovative solutions to customer industry-wide challenges. Highly recommended!”

Studio Zao helped us identify consumer problems to solve in order to design and deliver a rapid innovation sprint followed by venture coaching 9 teams. They took us through a strategic and immersive venture building process. It was insightful to see how the teams’ propositions transformed through customer engagement and validation, with 3 propositions going forward into pilots and a number of entrepreneurial talents recognised in the business”

“Studio Zao’s program helped shape the direction of my career, opening my eyes to thinking like an entrepreneur and arming me with the tools & experience to create exciting business ventures”

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