Benchmarking Insights and Strategy - MBA Intern (2022)

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What Robinhood is looking for in applicants

Join a leading fintech company that’s democratizing finance for all.

Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that our financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.

Just as we focus on our customers, we also strive to create an inclusive environment where our employees can thrive and do impactful work. We are proud of the competitive products and company culture we’ve built and have been recognized as:

  • Forbes Fintech 50 2021
  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2021 
  • Inc. Best-Led Companies 2021
  • TIME 100 Most Influential Company 2021

We’re growing and looking for...

We continue to hire Robinhoodies at a rapid pace to drive this journey, and with that growth comes necessary change. We’re seeking culture builders and curious thinkers looking to co-author the next chapters of our story. We’re in build mode, majorly expanding our team while also growing up as a company. Joining now means helping shape our structures and systems, then taking part as we launch into our ambitious future.

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Benchmarking Insights and Strategy Intern

About the company

Robinhood is democratizing finance for all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers, removing fees, and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.

Robinhood is a fast-growing company and has been recognized as a CNBC Disruptor 50 and a LinkedIn Top Startup for 2020 and 2021. We’re continuing to grow and are looking for incredible talent that can help us achieve our mission.

Robinhood is remote-first and headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

About the team and role

The Benchmarking team is a diverse group of professionals, who work across Product/Market, Finance, Internal Operations, and Customer Loyalty. We collaborate with teams across our organization to drive decision making on our highest level company priorities. The intern will join a growing team within the benchmarking function that provides competitive intelligence and insights to cross-functional teams and leadership to support informed and data driven decisions that would make Robinhood win customer dedication long term.

The successful applicant will spend 12 weeks assessing a major opportunity area - potential projects could include: analyzing a competitor’s business model, gauging the quality of internal operations, sizing a market opportunity, or generating new dashboards that contextualize performance. In joining the team for the summer, interns will help deepen Robinhood’s understanding of the competitive FinTech environment and help guide our strategic decision making.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic problem solver, who can scope projects, conduct research, analyze information, and distill/present insights. Interns will partner cross-functionally at all levels of the organization to capture information, test hypotheses, and share results.

Your day-to-day will involve:

  • Research and Analytics: Source, structure, and analyze data to identify threats and opportunities.
  • Program Management: Support sophisticated programs, align scope with cross-functional partners and present results to team members across the entire organization.
  • Strategic Thinking: Explore new opportunities and consolidate findings into data-driven conclusions that support forward-thinking strategy.
  • Industry and Marketplace Expertise: Become a go-to guide for your works team, developing a sound understanding of industry trends, standard methodologies, innovations, and competitive insights.
  • Navigating Ambiguity: Distill sophisticated business problems into their essential elements and prioritize work that helps Robinhood improve and grow.

Some things we consider critical for this role:

  • Currently enrolled in an MBA program.
  • 3+ years of related experience, ideally at a credible management consulting firm, investment firm, or a strategy or operations role at a technology company.
  • Robust qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, excellent attention to detail, and strong intuition for business.
  • Ownership mentality, be creative in your approach, and know how to get things done.
  • Self-starter who can navigate ambiguity and a constantly evolving work environment.
  • Strong communicator with broad facilitation skills; able to influence decision making and engage audiences across levels and functions.
  • Advanced Excel skills, including use of index match, pivot tables etc.

Bonus points:

  • Solid understanding of financial statement analysis
  • Intermediate-level SQL and basic knowledge of other programming languages
  • Lean/ Six Sigma certifications

Feeling ready to give 100% to democratizing finance for all? We’d love you to apply, even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Robinhood, we’re looking for people invigorated by our mission, not just those who check off all the boxes.

We’re looking for more growth-minded and collaborative people to be a part of our journey in democratizing finance for all. If you’re ready to give 100% in helping us achieve our mission—we’d love to have you apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Robinhood, we're looking for people invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

Robinhood promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Robinhood provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants' privacy rights. To review Robinhood's Privacy Policy please visit

Robinhood's benefits include generous time off, 401(k) participation with employer match, comprehensive health coverage, a health savings account (HSA), wellness benefits, backup childcare and education stipends (all benefits are subject to applicable taxes and based on eligibility).

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