Intern: Strategy and Innovation (Spring 2020)

Volvo Financial Services (VFS) Global HQ is seeking a student to work within the Strategy and Innovation area to drive competitive and market intelligence on different technology trends in the financial services, mobility, and transportation industries. Some of the technologies of interest include (but are not limited to) vehicle connectivity (telematics), vehicle automation, electromobility, machine learning, Blockchain, fintech, and insurtech. The scope of the role includes working both with internal VFS resources as well as in collaboration with external parties such as startups, universities, or other stakeholders in the innovation community, as well as supporting VFS in the organization and management of our iLabX startup accelerator program. The internship will be based at the company’s Greensboro, North Carolina-based Global HQ and will take place during the 2020 Spring period (January 13th – May 8th 2020).
VFS’s goal is to contribute to the student’s development, as well as providing an opportunity for the student to work in a business environment within the financial services industry. The internship role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and to support/promote the graduate's career goals through contact with professionals in their field of study. The internship experience enables students to participate in professional activities for Volvo Financial Services by working on important and innovative projects. Internships are structured learning experiences where interns and our full time professionals work together on projects within their selected organization. The internship allows students to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and Volvo Financial Services.
  • Must be passionate about innovation, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and customer-centric development
  • Ability to work in diverse teams and communicating with colleagues located across the globe
  • Action oriented: Full of energy for challenges and not fearful of acting. Seizes opportunities
  • Dependable and detail oriented: Delivers agreed upon results on time and within scope. Places a high value on getting a job done right the first time
  • Integrity and trust: Seen as a direct, truthful individual who presents facts in an appropriate and helpful manner, keeps confidences and admits mistakes
  • Resourceful: Asks questions and seeks answers with a curious mind. Acts with ‘next-level’ thinking
  • Peer relationships: Can solve problems with peers and is seen as a team player who easily gains trust and support and encourages collaboration. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cross-functionally
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish
  • Self-development: Personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/her
  • Standing alone: Can be counted on and is willing to be the only champion for an idea or work alone on an assignment
  • Technical learning: Can learn new skills and knowledge quickly and is good at learning a new industry, company, product, or technology
  • Listen effectively, transmit information accurately and understandably, and actively seek feedback from experienced colleagues
  • Willing to perform a wide range of tasks, positively responds to changes in direction and priorities, and acceptance of new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments
Essential Skills and Required Experience
  • Experience from the financial services, automotive, IT, transportation, or consulting industries is highly desirable
  • Have experience prioritizing work effectively and multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Have proven interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience managing complex product development or research projects is highly desirable
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Expert level in Excel preferred. Experience using data analytics and visualization tools (e.g. Qlik, Tableau), SQL (MS SQL Server / Oracle), and Python and R programming languages are all beneficial
  • Fully proficient in reading, writing and speaking English, additional languages a plus
Minimum Education and Experience
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a finance degree at an accredited school. 2nd year MBA student preferred
  • Applicant must have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the internship and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Spring Interns are required work less than 30 hours per week and must be enrolled as full-time student

About Us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Financial Services is the global financial solutions provider of the Volvo Group, supporting the Volvo Group brands with expert financial services. This includes providing customers and dealers with a full-range of offerings, such as financing, leasing, and insurance solutions. Our team of about 1,400 professionals are located in 45 countries worldwide. As a part of the Volvo Financial Services team, you will experience challenging assignments, gain international exposure, and interact with colleagues around the world in the Volvo Group.

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Application Process


An email confirmation will be sent as soon as you submit your application. After this, it is still possible to update your personal profile.


If selected for an interview, you will be contacted with information about the following process steps: second interview, assessments and references.


All candidates will be notified when a final candidate is selected for the job. You can choose for us to keep your resume in our database and activate a search agent that will look for other jobs that match your profile.


When you begin your employment, you will receive an introduction to help you quickly become part of the team and start working with your tasks in the best possible way.


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