MBA Intern - Business Operations & Strategy, Spring/Summer 2021


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Intern
  • Function: Intern
  • Post Date: 04/05/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 1 Bluxome Street Suite 312, San Francisco, CA, 94107

About Curated

Curated is a collaborative online shopping service where you shop with industry experts for complex purchases, like outdoor sports equipment or travel experiences. As a shopper, you'll get unbiased product recommendations and the best deals, handpicked by real human experts.

Job Description

Curated is seeking first-year, full-time MBA students for an internship during Summer 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this internship will be virtual and we welcome applications from students across the United States. We expect interns to dedicate at least 12-16 weeks to the internship; however, preference will be given to students who are able to dedicate ~10 hours a week of part-time work during the spring. 

About the role

You will be an important member of Curated’s business team. This team is responsible for many core aspects of our business, and includes expert strategy & operations, business development, category management, inventory planning, inventory operations, and finance. We are responsible for ensuring all sides of our three-sided marketplace are running smoothly. 

During the internship, you will likely take on multiple important projects. Last year’s MBA interns provided an enormous amount of value, and contributed in the following ways: 

  • Led a comprehensive project examining product margin, and drove multiple initiatives to address areas of margin erosion 
  • Rebuilt Curated’s P&L 
  • Overhauled expert training process and implemented new class hiring model
  • Mapped out and streamlined Curated’s fulfillment process 
  • Created business development strategies and led outreach efforts for our newest categories
  • Acted as interim category managers and led overall performance of new categories
  • Created inventory assortment planning and buying strategies for new categories 
  • Drove product efforts to improve expert inbox experience
  • Led several UX research initiatives, inspiring initiatives that resulted in significant positive results in key metrics
  • And much more!

If you love solving complex and unstructured problems, enjoy working with data, and are interested in the passion economy, marketplaces, or the outdoors, come work with us!

Basic qualifications:

  • You are currently in your first year of a nationally accredited full-time MBA program 
  • You are able to complete a 12-16 week, full-time virtual internship
  • You are passionate about what we do 

Preferred qualifications:

  • You have 3 years professional experience 
  • You have experience in investment banking, management consulting, private equity, venture capital, or strategy/operations at a startup
  • You have outstanding problem solving and critical thinking skills, with experience using data to establish clear plans and strategies to execute on them
  • You are a great teammate and are able to work cross-functionally with partners in all areas
  • You have oral and written communication skills
  • You have or inventory modeling experience
  • You have experience in SQL / analyzing large amounts of data


About the team

At Curated, our goal is to empower our experts to create the best possible ecommerce experience for their customers. We’re a team of ~50, spread out across the San Francisco Bay Area, Atlanta, New York City, Montana, Colorado, Brazil, and Europe. We care about our experts, the outdoors, and each other. 


Our commitment to diversity and inclusion 

Curated is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply, as we strive to build a marketplace that serves every demographic with the highest level of quality and respect. We’re committed to growing and empowering a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive community within both the outdoor and the tech industries. 

Related Jobs

Senior Software Engineer - Java/backend

Curated - Sunnyvale, CA, US

Senior Software Engineer - Java/backend

Curated - United States of America

Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack

Curated - United States of America

UX Designer - Mobile

Curated - San Francisco, CA, US

Senior Software Engineer - ML/ML Infra

Curated - San Francisco, CA, US
Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.