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SAP iXp Intern - Corporate Development Job



SAP iXp Intern - Corporate Development Job

Palo Alto, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    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.


    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.


    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.


    The SAP Corporate Development team evaluates potential M&A targets and partnership opportunities as inorganic growth options for the company.

    The team’s activities include the strategic assessment, sourcing, diligence, and execution of SAP’s global mergers, acquisitions, and strategic investments. Following each acquisition, the team also manages the post-merger integration (PMI) process across all key functions, including legal, HR, accounting and finance, product, IT, go-to-market, facilities, customer support, et. al. SAP Corporate Development is organized across three major hubs, Walldorf, Newtown Square, and Palo Alto. The rotation opportunity is within Corporate Development’s Silicon Valley team.

    An acquisition may be large and transformative for SAP; or it may be smaller and tactical, related to complementing an existing solution from a go-to-market or from a technology perspective.

    The identification of potential acquisition, partnership, or strategic investment targets for SAP entails extensive analysis of individual companies, market segments, or new technologies. This assessment combines an understanding of the growth dynamics associated with a market segment, the financials of individual companies, and the intricacies in the development and deployment of a new technology. The role will be embedded in within the Corporate Development team located in Silicon Valley.

    As an intern, your role will be to support the Corporate Development Team in carrying out these functions.


    • Assess the total available market for a particular segment and the relative performance and share of companies which compete in the segment.
    • Examine closely publicly available data associated with individual companies, including data related to their financial performance, employee base, company positioning and product history.
    • Compile reports with input from the assessments described above, for the review of other members of the corporate development team and their counterparts in line of business executive management.
  • Qualifications


    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.

    • Candidate needs to be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, Masters, MBA or PhD degree program which is applicable to the position
    • Very strong internet research, data analysis, and strategic analysis skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly around the presentation in simple terms of complex quantitative information.
    • Knowledge of SAP’s products and solutions portfolio is a plusSoft skills: We are looking for a passionate team player with an intercultural sensitivity. The student should be a self-starter and networker who can make change happen through strong communication skills and keen perception.
    • No work experience needed, but experience in large companies can be beneficial.

    Your set of application documents should contain a cover letter, a resume in table form, school leaving certificates, certificate of enrollment, current university transcript of records, copies of any academic degrees already earned, and if available, references from former employers (including internships). Please describe your experience and skills as well in foreign languages and computer programs / programming languages.

    WHAT YOU GET FROM US 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.

    SAP'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT 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.

  • Industry
    Computer Software
  • Fun Fact
    We serve 98 of the top 100 most valued brands in the world!
  • About Us
    SAP is the world’s largest business software company – founded in 1972 and headquartered in Walldorf, Germany. SAP's mission is to Run Simple, and they're big on using their technological and business know-how to make the world a better place. SAP invests in research that can save lives, and they're passionate about sustainability and social responsibility.