Strategic Initiatives – Summer Graduate Internship

Santa Clara, CA

Job Description: 

Since its founding, Intel's technology has been at the heart of computing breakthroughs. We are an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. We stand at the brink of several technology inflections—software, artificial intelligence (AI), 5G network transformation, foundry services, and the rise of the intelligent edge—that together will shape the future of technology. Silicon and software drive these inflections, and Intel is at the heart of it all. 


The Office of the CTO (OCTO) enables Intel’s technical innovation, research programs, advanced software development, technology-driven business transformation, and end-to-end security architecture.  We explore the future for Intel and invest in breakthrough technologies that will scale and benefit every person on earth.  Intel’s Software and Advanced Technology Group (SATG) enables Intel's vision for software and advanced technology by delivering open and secure software platforms, driving industry standards, and ensuring that software is a powerful competitive differentiator for the company.   


Intel’s OCTO & SATG Strategic Initiatives team leads organic and inorganic investment priorities, transformation programs, and collaborations accelerating our strategy, reporting into Intel’s CTO & EVP, GM SATG and partnering closely with our OCTO & SATG leadership team, as well as other groups across Intel.  We help enable the ideation, planning, execution, and implementation of key initiatives – spanning strategy support, growth investments, strategic collaborations, and transformation opportunities. 


The Strategic Initiatives Interns will report into our Director of Strategic Initiatives.  The Intern will be a critical member of our team — supporting group-wide execution and implementation of initiatives advancing our organic and inorganic priorities, realizing our strategic objectives. 



  • Actively support insights gathering on external landscape activity, market categories and risks 
  • Support efforts to conceive and plan for strategic direction and execution alternatives to achieve our goals 
  • Structure complex problems, develop hypotheses, conduct analyses and suggest recommendations through a data-driven process 
  • Collect and analyze large datasets and summarize insights  
  • Develop compelling recommendations, communicated in high-quality output  
  • Support teams to identify opportunities, unlock productivity and accelerate execution  
  • Analyze market data to identify trends/opportunities, develop strategic direction from market data, and creates compelling market analysis presentations 


The ideal candidate should exhibit the following traits: 

  • Comfortable with ambiguity, collaboratively charting a path forward to drive towards desired outcomes 
  • Analytical, strategic, and critical thinking skills with fluency relating to the drivers of executive decision making 
  • Familiarity with strategic business development, venture investments, transformation activities, and inorganic projects including M&A is a plus 
  • A passion for strategy development as well as execution  
  • Genuine desire to achieve results and make a transformative impact with key technologies, including AI 
  • Industry knowledge relating to software and advanced technology sectors, as well as key players across our ecosystems 
  • Demonstrated results, accountability, and role modeling of Intel's cultural attributes, including: 
  • Customer First 
  • Fearless Innovation 
  • Results Driven 
  • One Intel 
  • Inclusion 
  • Quality 
  • Integrity 


Responsibilities may be quite diverse of a nonexempt technical nature. U.S. experience and education requirements will vary significantly depending on the unique needs of the job. Job assignments are usually for the summer or for short periods during breaks from school.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Masters or MBA degree
  • Prior work experience in an analytical or strategic role, or equivalent related experience with a focus on software and advanced technology domains
  • Very strong understanding of business strategies and drivers
  • Additional experiences may include: management consulting, strategy and operations, product management, venture capital, corporate development, investment banking, and private equity
  • This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.