Intern, Corp Dev

Date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.

We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.

We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.

We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire is seeking a Strategy and Corporate Development Intern to support projects that will contribute to long term earnings growth.  This position provides unique experience through exposure to strategic initiatives and is highly visible to the senior management team.  This intern will assist in valuation analyses, preparing presentations for potential investments or strategic initiatives, conducting industry or investment target research as well as assisting with corporate strategic execution across Spire.  This position is open during the school year for a minimum of 20 hours/week, or full time during the summer – candidates need to pick one of the two.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparing financial analyses, valuation, business cases and pro-forma financials for existing businesses and potential new businesses and services
  • Assist on M&A projects, including valuation, due diligence, process management, etc.
  • Assist in preparing recommendations and making presentations for potential acquisitions, investments and other strategic initiatives to the senior management team
  • Assist in the strategic planning and long-term financial planning processes for Spire and its units
  • Create databases and help refine analytical frameworks, models, tools, etc. to support Spire's strategic planning and corporate development efforts, including:
  • Conducting industry value chain, competitive and strategic analyses
  • Preparing capital markets, M&A market and transaction analyses
  • Conducting high level and detailed analyses of targets
  • All other duties as assigned

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Strategic thinking and knowledge of business and financial concepts, principles and practices
  • Comfortable with abstract concepts and complex issues, and demonstrated intellectual curiosity
  • Interest in the gas industry (i.e., utility, midstream and upstream) and Spire in general
  • Analytical mind and able to synthesize information from a variety of sources to help identify market trends and opportunities, understand strategic risks and opportunities, help develop and evaluate potential acquisitions and new business investments
  • Proven track record of persistence, sound judgement, and ability to work effectively within a dynamic work setting
  • Ability to work independently, manage time effectively and multitask while remaining committed to quality and timeliness of work product
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment and develop strong working relationships with people at varying levels
  • Proven team player that invites input, shares ownership, consistently shares in required efforts, especially under challenging deadlines, and shares credit with other team members
  • Good written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and ability to help create persuasive presentations for Senior Management, Board of Directors or other audiences
  • Ability to demonstrate the core and job category competencies: customer-focused, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, initiative, problem solving and quality
  • Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Junior or senior pursuing a full-time Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, or economics

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Core finance, accounting and economics classes
  • Working understanding of discounted cash flows and other valuation techniques is a strong plus
  • Advanced capabilities using Excel, PowerPoint and Word preferred

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Normal work environment - work is normally performed in a shared office environment
  • Typically, 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the flexibility to work additional hours as required depending on the number of active projects and their deadlines
  • Minimal travel is required


We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at


Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 


We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

Job Location: St Louis

Job Segment: Business Process, Management