Planning and Insights Intern, IDC

Facebook | Menlo Park, CA

Posted Date 12/19/2018
Description At Facebook, we are committed to giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. It’s a simple mission with a powerful and compelling message. A key ingredient to achieving our overall mission is delivering the most cost-effective and performant cloud infrastructure in the world. Be it network hardware, compute or storage infrastructure, or our global footprint of data centers, we want to innovate in this space like no other and deliver the best infrastructure on the planet. This is a bold goal. But if it were not bold, then it wouldn’t be us. Facebook designs, manufactures, delivers and operates its own cloud infrastructure. The product areas in which we innovate to deploy best in class equipment are compute servers, storage servers, database servers, network switches, fiber optic transceivers, transponders and cables, precision building infrastructure to support primary power distribution systems, backup power systems, and water and air filtration systems.

Facebook is seeking an MBA intern to partner with key stakeholders and help develop a market intelligence program to support and enable the continued growth critical to Facebook’s Data Center organization. The intern will be responsible for laying out a framework for market research and competitive intelligence in the Data Center engineering, design and construction sourcing space to help gain external awareness and develop data to better support internal planning and execute enhanced sourcing strategies. The intern will be expected to use data to provide meaningful recommendations and actionable strategies to key stakeholders, and develop best practices, including streamlining of data sources and related programmatic initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for working in white space and creating impact from the ground up in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have a proven track record of thought leadership and impact in developing similar market intelligence and market sizing programs. This full-time internship position is part of the Infrastructure Data Center – Sourcing and Operations Engineering team, and is in our Menlo Park office.

What is working at Facebook like? If you like fast-paced decision making, acting on fact, creating your own future, decision making autonomy and building something new and different from scratch – then this is the role and company for you. At Facebook, your role is as big as you define it to be. The impact you have on the business is determined by your appetite for homeruns, and your skills and capability.


  • Work cross functionally to define problem statement, collect data, build analytical models and make recommendations

  • Use market research and competitive intelligence to identify insights that can be used to drive key decisions across the organization (market share, growth projections and trends, and market forces)

  • Perform financial, statistical, and qualitative data analysis of markets and suppliers

  • Translate data into executable and effective market intelligence reports

  • Lead and support various ad hoc projects, as needed, in support of Facebook’s Data Center strategy


  • Masters in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or equivalent (in process)

  • 4+ years of hands-on experience analyzing and interpreting data, drawing conclusions, defining recommended actions, and reporting results across stakeholders

  • Be a self-starter, motivated by a passion for developing the best possible solutions to complex problems

  • Strong analytical ability, creative thinking, and communications skills

  • Proven ability to effectively distill and communicate complex data to all organizational levels

  • High level of competence with Microsoft Office suite (in particular, advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills) is essential

  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship/co-op


  • Degree in an analytical field (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Management Science).

  • Pursuing a BS, MS or MBA degree.

  • Hands-on project management experience.

  • Technical knowledge of data center operations.

Job Category
Design, UX | Developer, Engineer | Internships

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