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Portfolio & Strategic Planning MBA Intern
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PlayStation Global is hiring a
Portfolio & Strategic Planning MBA Intern

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Portfolio & Strategic Planning MBA Intern, PlayStation Studios

Sony PlayStation Studios – home for our renowned development studios including Naughty Dog, SIE Santa Monica and Insomniac Games who brought into life games such as God of War and The Last of Us – is seeking an Intern for the Portfolio & Strategy team at our San Mateo, CA location. The Portfolio and Strategy team is tasked with both long term content portfolio plans as well as PlayStation Studios' long-term strategy. This internship will be filled as either a Portfolio Strategy intern or Strategic Planning intern – two complimentary parts of the same team.

As a Portfolio Strategy Intern, you will be instrumental in delivering the high quality, exciting portfolio of games for which PlayStation is known. You will help provide industry insights, track trends, report on changing player behaviors and emerging new designs to assist our internal teams understand the constantly evolving gaming landscape.

As a Strategic Planning MBA Intern, you have the unique opportunity to work on long-term strategic projects that help set the future of PlayStation Studios. You will work with the team to help strengthen our products and business strategies with valuable analysis, data, and insights. This work could take form of either a deep analysis of a specific topic or a broad analysis of the industry.

Strategic Planning MBA Intern


  • Support key strategic decisions through analysis and presentation development
  • Develop, coordinate and implement plans crafted to increase existing business and pursue new opportunities through M&A or internal development
  • Perform research to identify new business opportunities to support PlayStation Studios' business expansion into new areas and assess existing lines of business
  • Brainstorm and evaluate opportunities across the industry, performing a broad range of quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • Bring your own ideas to develop!


  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university, pursuing an MBA degree
  • Projected to graduate by Spring 2024
  • Strong data analysis and financial modeling skills and proficiency in Excel / PowerPoint
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity to steer his / her own work product and network within the company
  • Investigate, discover, and comprehend large data sets to tackle a sophisticated problem and convert them into a simple presentable solution with a clear messaging
  • Highly motivated with outstanding verbal and written communication skills and be able to work with others at all levels and functions
  • Ability to lead multiple projects, working through uncertainty under various time constraints
  • Attention to detail, organization skills, and strong work ethic and ability to handle confidentiality
  • A clear passion for content, media, entertainment, technology and / or gaming

Portfolio Strategy MBA Intern


  • Prepare comprehensive content analyses, assessing a game’s merits across a variety of perspectives (game design, mechanics, balance, art, game economy, audience, etc.)
  • Build a report into a specific genre or industry trend via infographics, visuals, and research


  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university, pursuing an MBA degree
  • Projected to graduate by Spring 2024
  • We are looking for someone with a strong passion for interactive entertainment and a deep understanding of gameplay systems and mechanics. Rich experience across gaming platforms is ideal.
  • Candidates are required to view games from a creative and analytical viewpoint
  • Solid understanding of business models and content analysis associated with F2P, AAA and GaaS
  • Game design, game-related writing and/or production background a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Our intern positions offer a fixed hourly pay rate. Please note that the pay rate is exclusive to the internship period and may not reflect what pay may look like following the completion of an internship.

At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location. 

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. 

In addition, this role may be eligible for bonus and SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$41.50$41.50 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

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