Strategy and M&A Analyst Internship – Brussels, Belgium (Paid Position)

Strategy and M&A Analyst Internship – Brussels, Belgium (Paid Position)

Deadline: September 18, 2016

International Paper (IP) is currently looking for a Strategy and M&A Analyst Intern, based in the Brussels office (EMEA HQ) for the duration of at least 6 months, to help deliver thorough analysis supporting the development of the strategy and the M&A activities for the paper and packaging businesses in EMEA. The position is expected to start in mid September 2016 until at least February 2017.


  • Reporting directly to the Director of Strategic planning for EMEA;
  • Be frequently exposed to very senior management of the company (Directors, VPs, CFO, President EMEA);
  • Research and collect relevant data on market and competition through sector specific databases and access to Bloomberg terminal on site;
  • Help decompose complex strategic questions in simpler building blocks;
  • Support IP management in developing fact-based analysis to answer those strategic questions;
  • Compare profitability of different strategic options (incl. potential M&A options) through financial modeling and valuations;
  • Support the Due Diligence of potential acquisition targets;
  • Synthesize main findings in compelling and high impact presentations;
  • Be the owner of the process and the content of the assigned work.


  • Salary ranges from 401 – 500 EUR/month.


  • Open to students or recent graduates in Finance, Business Administration, Economics and Commercial Engineering;
  • Top academic credentials are a must;
  • Be fluent in English and ideally have a working proficiency in other European languages (French, Italian, Spanish and/or Russian preferred);
  • Previous work experience in similar assignments is not mandatory as induction and trainings will be provided;
  • Problem solving ability;
  • Analytical and creative mindset;
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills;
  • Business modeling skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Proficiency with Excel and Power Point;
  • Have a genuine desire to work in an international setting, the appetite to learn more about the industry and learn and put in practice the strategic development toolkit.

Application Process

  • Ensure to include in the CV all the final marks of your studies (both high school and University) and/or current GPA in case you are not yet graduated;
  • If selected, you will be invited for a motivational and business case interview. Interviews will be organized as soon as CVs are received early application is recommended.

For more information and application, visit Strategy and M&A Analyst Internship.