IBM looking for an intern to build a competitive strategy for the Lotus division

by Volker Weber

We recently posted an internship opening on our social software team! We're looking for someone to build business case around a competitive strategy for the Lotus division. The business case would include proposed product packaging, competitive analysis, and pricing analysis. The position will involve research, business case analysis, and client facing work to test & validate proposed solutions. We're looking for someone with experience in business case development, business model analysis, and competitive analysis as well as technical, communication, presentation, research, and sales skills.

Sounds like a job for an intern.

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Perhaps they could do this like a Redbook. It could be a virtual internship, it's done for free, you never have to leave your house and you never have to meet the Product managers . :-)

Carl Tyler, 2008-04-02

Well, vowe, the slogan of my graduate year was: Nobody can do everything - we do it anyway. ;-)
Seriously the description and its scope is not that unusual for an internship job description nowadays

Martin Hiegl, 2008-04-02

this explains a lot. and to think someone with experience and knowledge used to do this job.
Product packaging? Fom an intern? Guess it can't be worse than the people that dreamed up " I AM".

Keith Brooks, 2008-04-03

I doubt there are many professionals with 10+ years of experience who are as steeped in social software AND in business case analysis as your typical 2nd year MBA student. And not getting paid means there will only be a "reward" if they do a good job, so motivation won't be a problem.

And it's not like a fresh perspective wouldn't do the community some good.

Kevin Pettitt, 2008-04-03

I don't know how it works in the US but in Germany the IBM interns are paid quite well (depends on their year).

Martin Hiegl, 2008-04-03

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