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Network Investments Strategy Manager, MBA Intern

Posted: 15 Mar 2021 Closes: 14 Apr 2021
London, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 268698305

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our growing family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that helps billions of people around the world connect and share what matters most to them.Attempting to connect the world requires an alternative approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure. Through direct engagement with partners around the world, the Network Investments - Emerging Markets team seeks to foster the development of open, shared transport network infrastructure to bring more people online to a faster internet. If you have a passion for emerging markets, and a desire to leverage your telecoms knowledge and strategic skillsets to transform broadband access by working with industry stakeholders (MNOs, carriers, ISPs, policy makers, etc.) to bring innovative, cutting edge, cost efficient network infrastructure, then this is a great role for you!As an MBA Intern Strategy Manager, you will collaborate closely with a broad Facebook cross-functional team and regional partner managers to help evaluate, develop and implement digital internet infrastructure business strategies utilizing operating, financial and economic models. You will help to analyze fiber markets, IP transit, and other internet demand and supply drivers, across various emerging market geographies, technologies and domains. Our internship will run across the summer from 21st June - 10th September 2021.

Network Investments Strategy Manager, MBA Intern Responsibilities

  • Identify broad connectivity problems and areas for analysis, and work collaboratively to synthesize solutions and recommendations.

  • Identify new areas of opportunity and build programs that tackle complex problems from scratch.

  • Develop strategies to solve diverse economic and business challenges across the network lifecycle.

  • Analyze: geographic, technology, and domain markets, from both a demand and supply perspective.

  • Conduct in depth analysis (internally and externally) to provide insight on market trends and operator strategies, to develop Facebook's network investment strategy in emerging markets.

  • Follow current trends, their impact on business strategies, and their implications for creating sustainable network development models.

  • Drive prioritization of opportunities from a market, geography, and partnership perspective.

  • Translate strategies into actionable projects/programs and shepherd to execution phase.

  • Run special projects (e.g., business case development for new initiatives).

  • Work collaboratively with broad cross-functional partners to drive execution of projects

  • Champion decision making through exceptional communication and presentation skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree and in the process of obtaining, an MBA degree

  • 2+ years of experience in telecommunications, mobile, or internet space in a strategy, consulting, finance/banking or M&A capacity.

  • 2+ years experience using analytical tools: excel, tableau, visualization, or GIS/mapping.

  • Knowledge of network economic models, infrastructure and technology opportunities to advise optimal strategic alternatives.

  • Track record of influencing change in organizations, and the ability to synthesize and execute against problems and timelines.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including relationship building and collaboration within a diverse, cross-functional team.

  • Knowledge of at least one emerging market geography: the markets: challenges, current trends, impact on business strategies.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience presenting to senior technical and business audiences.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intent to return to the MBA degree-program after the completion of the internship

  • Infrastructure-related investing experience, preferably in telecoms sector

  • Understanding of telecommunications infrastructure network principles and cost structure.

  • Experience engaging or working with telecommunication operators, especially those in emerging markets.

  • Experience evaluating infrastructure sharing investment models (Fiberco, co-build, submarine consortiums and / or Towerco).

  • Experience scripting (e.g. SQL, R)

  • Multilingual, including French is a plus


About the Facebook company

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

Facebook is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or who are neurodivergent, and to candidates with sincerely held religious beliefs or requiring pregnancy related support. If you need support, please reach out to


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