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Partnership Development (m/w/d) - Internship

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: München, DE, 80331

Company: Telefonica S.A.

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


Who we are

We are O2 Telefónica - with our mobile brands we connect millions of people and offer our customers mobile freedom in the digital world. As a leading telecommunications provider, we are playing a key role in shaping digitisation in Germany. Our approximately 7,400 employees in Germany drive the transformation forward every day - in our own company as well.


Telefónica is one of the top employers in Germany and is part of the global telecommunications group Telefónica S.A. with 110,000 committed employees worldwide.  

Become part of our unique team and let's make a difference together! 


The Opportunity:

We are looking for someone who can seek out and develop a new partnership strategy so that Wayra is known by every start-up. We want to build relationships with universities and other grassroots environments in Munich so that we can not only build our awareness, but also support the next generation of deep tech start-ups.

Deep tech start-ups are at the cutting edge of disruption and are centred around AI, Web3, and quantum computing. Our obsession with staying at the forefront of innovation means that along with widening our partnership network, we are also looking for someone who can hone our business focus and really drive us into the world of deep tech.


What to expect

  • you will be responsible for maintaining and developing existing relationships with our current partners. Host and attend events that can further boost our awareness
  • conducting research to scope and foster new partnership opportunities with the aim of creating a strong network of higher education institutions, innovation hubs, and other innovation players
  • create an impactful offering for our (future) partners and Telefónica Business Units.
  • ensure the effective operation, oversight, and constant development of our start-up community and our current residents
  • screen, select, and manage potential start-ups applying to join our community, particularly with the focus on deep tech. This involves assessing their business fit and delivering the on-boarding and off-boarding processes
  • drive, inspire, and develop the community culture of our current residents through project cultivation, event hosting, and responsibility delegation
  • own and deliver strategic, administrative, and operational projects within allocated budgets to improve the efficiency of our resident program. This includes supporting ad-hoc to-dos in our office


What you bring

  • experience in business development, key account management, or sales
  • pragmatic, engaging, and communicative person with strong presentation skills
  • you are interested in start-ups, deep tech, or disruption
  • stay pro-active, love developing your own ideas and always question the status quo
  • experience developing network strategies and increasing partner relations
  • strong knowledge of Office 365 as well as experience with agile project management tools such as Asana, Confluence, and Slack
  • you are fluent in German and English
  • you are available for a 6-month internship


What we offer

Modern, flexible working environment: Work wherever you want within Germany. Whether in home office or one of our well-equipped offices. We offer you maximum flexibility to organize your working day.

Training & Development: Everthing you need for your individual growth. With a personal development plan, learning journeys and the possibility of job rotations, you will reach your goals with us – according to our guiding principle „connect, learn and move2grow".

Financial benefits: A smartphone for business and private use, as well as the possibility to provide for partners, friends and family via a credit balance, is a given. In addition, you benefit from a variety of corporate benefits.

Health: Our "Feel Good" program keeps your body and mind in balance. Among other things, we offer fitness classes, nutritional counseling, and programs to improve workplace ergonomics and work-life balance.

Social engagement: We are also involved in social projects outside of our day-to-day work. You can support social projects through volunteering days / holidays or charity runs.


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.