Internship in Business Development - starting spring/summer 2019

Job description

About our Mobility Vertical in Stuttgart (STARTUP AUTOBAHN)

One of the latest programs of Plug and Play is STARTUP AUTOBAHN (startup- located in Stuttgart, Germany. Founded by Plug and Play, Daimler AG, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, ZF, Porsche, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Webasto and BASF we accelerate startups - from early stage to growth stage - which develop innovative solutions in the field of Future Mobility and Smart Production. 


What we offer

  • Be part of Plug & Play - the biggest and fastest growing startup innovation platform globally with locations worldwide such as Silicon Valley, Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Berlin, Singapore and Beijing.
  • Be at the forefront of innovation and get access to groundbreaking technologies
  • Be part of a dynamic, international and open-minded team
  • Get access to and communicate with leading international startups, investors and corporations
  • You will work closely with our corporate partners on a daily basis and grow your network
  • Work in a vibrant and unique working environment 
  • Various opportunities for your career development at our 20+ locations worldwide - we will keep growing in 2019
  • Contribute and realize your own ideas and have room for self-development
  • Office and co-working space at the brand new ARENA2036 building in Stuttgart 


Duties and Responsibilities

As we live the startup spirit ourselves, no one in the team is exclusively limited to their main tasks. Rather, we are a dynamic team of all-rounders who work closely together in all projects. However, your main role will be in supporting our team with the following tasks:

  • Manage and strengthen the relationship with our corporate partners like Daimler, Porsche, ZF, BASF, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Webasto, … 
  • Identify potential new strategic partners to join our platform
  • Build and design our new service offering in our corporate facing documents (proposals, marketing materials, contracts)
  • Prepare reports for our headquarter in Silicon Valley
  • Provide management support to our daily business
  • Support our team on our monthly events with several hundred attendees



  • Exceptionally strong analytical, research, and writing skills and an innate curiosity
  • Ability to work with all levels of management is crucial
  • Good German and excellent English skills are absolutely crucial
  • Good organizational, collaborations, and communication skills
  • Highly motivated work style, strong people skills and positive mindset
  • Analytical, structured, and independent approach to work
  • Strong interest in all kinds of technologies
  • Ideally experience at a management consulting firm and/or corporate environment


    David Neef (+49 160 6808115 //