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Intern (m/f/d) Wayra Startup Community Program

Date: 08-Jun-2022

Location: MÜNCHEN, Germany

Company: Telefonica S.A.

Contract type: full-time, limited
Location: Munich
Entry: At the earliest possible date


About Wayra:

Wayra Germany is part of the Open Innovation Initiative of Telefónica and one of the largest group-owned venture capital arms in the world having its own physical hub in the heart of Munich. With the Venture-Client model, Wayra helps Startups to win Telefónica as a client. In this way, the corporate benefits by improving internal processes or developing new innovative products, while the startup gets access to millions of Telefónica customers in Germany and Worldwide.


As the investment arm of Telefónica (CVC), Wayra scales Tech Startups by investing up to €25 million from seed to growth rounds.Wayra aims to support Startups at all stages (early-stage Startups to Scale-ups) to address the entire ecosystem. With one of the strongest Startup communities in Germany and Munich, a new Resident Program initiative was launched at the beginning of 2022, in which Munich-based early-stage startups receive individual support with office space facilities so that they do not have to walk the path alone as founders and become ready to win Telefónica as a customer.


The Opportunity: 

We offer you a dynamic working environment where no day is alike. We encourage and demand independent work attitude and offer you the chance to become part of one of Germany’s leading Corporate Accelerator. We are looking for a dynamic and structured personality who is a startup-enthusiast or wants to become one, to support our team. This internship is the perfect first step into the Startup ecosystem including building important contacts in the Startup, VC and tech scene as well as in a leading telecommunication company like Telefónica.

What are your challenges with us?

  • Ensure the smooth operation and further development of the Startup Resident Program with your team lead and the Wayra Management.
  • Screen, select, and manage Startups applying to our Resident Program and provide them actively with the right (internal and external) resources to scale and win Telefónica as a client or get an investment.
  • Be responsible for the KPI Reporting: track monthly and quarterly metrics. Formulate and test hypothesis to improve the Resident program & initiatives.
  • Own divers strategic and operational projects with allocated budget and support ad-hoc to dos in our office.
  • Conduct events and different activities to build an even stronger Startup Community and brand representation.
  • Develop and build a network of partnerships with other communities, innovation hubs and brands.


What are you bringing?

  • You are a self-starter, engaging and communicative person with high emotional intelligence.
  • Pro-activity, you realize your own ideas and keep questioning the status quo is what you love doing.
  • You have a Can-Do-Attitude: autonomous and reliable way of working are key values in our team.
  • You want to built your network and nurture relationships with different stakeholders in the Startup Ecosystem.
  • You have excellent MS-Office skills as well as agile project management tools experience like Asana, Confluence, Slack.
  • You are fluent in German and English.
  • You are available for a 6-months-internship.


Your benefits

  • Flexible working: Your lecture times have changed? No problem - we will discuss your working hours individually.
  • Very strong team values: We are supportive, cheerful, and diverse! Our team consists of various nations, and laughter never ends among the team.
  • Hands-on mentality: We act like we own Wayra with a hands-on mentality. Ownership is our key driver for success.
  • Participate actively: Everybody no matter the position gets recognition. You bring immediate impact on Wayra, big or small, and earn honest appreciation. You will develop into an ambitious, flexible, and productive talent.
  • We are trendsetters: We are always up-to-date with the latest technology trends, such as 5G & Metaverse.
  • Extraordinary community: We form an extraordinary community. You will be part of it and be surrounded by not only the Wayra team but also aspiring Startup founders and learn from their entrepreneurship.
  • Workplace: We work at a modern and spacious office in the heart of Munich with an exceptional view of Marienplatz. You will do it, too.
  • Health: Under FEEL GOOD you will find a wide range of offers for your personal health and the compatibility of work and leisure. It ranges from exercise and relaxation programmes, webinars and cooperation projects to a comprehensive range of advice on child and elderly care and psychosocial counselling.


How to apply and what else you should know?

Convince us with your meaningful curriculum vitae as well as corresponding certificates. You do not need a letter of motivation with us. Please note that applications are only possible via our applicant portal and applications by e-mail cannot be considered.

Do you have questions about our application process and are you interested in further information about the position? Please reach out to our Talent Operations Team (


In case of same qualification, applicants (m/f/d) with severe disability will be preferred. All gender are equally welcome.