Ripple is hiring a
Web3 Business Development Intern, RippleX

Compensation: $94k - $96k *

Location: London, UK

At Ripple, we’re building a world where value moves like information does today. It’s big, it’s bold, and we’re already doing it. Through our crypto solutions for financial institutions, businesses, governments and developers, we are improving the global financial system and creating greater economic fairness and opportunity for more people, in more places around the world. And we get to do the best work of our career and grow our skills surrounded by colleagues who have our backs. 

If you’re ready to see your impact and unlock incredible career growth opportunities, join us, and build real world value.

Business Development Intern, RippleX / RippleNet


We’re looking for a crypto-native and FinTech oriented intern. This role will be a shared resource between RippleX (crypto) and RippleNet (FinTech/Payments) Business Development teams. On the crypto front, this candidate will help us build a robust ecosystem of third-party developers, projects, and companies that build, grow and monetize their applications on the XRP Ledger. On the FinTech/payments side, they will be responsible for developing strategy, sourcing and securing strategic relationships with crypto friendly payment companies, fintechs, banks, corporates, and digital assets infrastructure players to deliver Ripple’s vision, launch new products/verticals, and drive network volume.

Although no professional experience in crypto or payments is required, user experience with web3 projects and familiarity with the most relevant ecosystems in web3 is expected. This candidate will need to understand how web3 applications are built and managed to help assess the viability and requirements for new deployments on the XRP Ledger. They will also be responsible for sourcing new deals, structuring contracts and commercial terms, and guiding the implementation of the applications on the XRP Ledger across multiple areas in crypto, such as DeFi, NFTs, RWA, among others.

This is a 12 week, paid summer intern position.


  • Support the sourcing of new crypto deals by searching for opportunities on major DeFi platforms, databases, attending conferences, meetups, among others
  • Lead calls with prospective partners, guiding them through a potential XRP Ledger integration and traditional structures for Business Development deals
  • Contribute to drafting sessions with potential partners, participate in negotiations, and prepare internal memos to obtain internal approvals for deals
  • Identify, source and build strategic relationships with key Ripple partners including payment & fintech companies, financial institutions and digital asset infrastructure players, tech companies, etc.
  • Structure, negotiate, and execute complex commercial deals with strategic partners to drive volume and value for Ripple
  • Be the voice of the customer and work with marketing, product, sales teams to help drive use cases for cross-border payments and new crypto enabled products and services.
  • Build strong relationships with cross-functional teams; collaborate with compliance, legal, and finance to ensure efficient and compliant strategy execution


  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in business or related major (pursuing a minor in technical field is a plus, but not required)
  • Passionate about blockchain technology, developers, and the move to a decentralized world
  • User experience in DeFi and familiarity with most relevant ecosystems in crypto
  • Have an understanding of cross-border payments, FX markets, correspondent banking and/or treasury
  • Experience with conducting research and presenting thoughtful analysis with clear recommendations

A Plus If You Have:

  • Proficiency in SQL programming language with the ability to execute database queries and optimize database performance
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language, preferably Python or JavaScript, to facilitate comprehensive understanding of crypto applications


Do Your Best Work

  • The opportunity to build in a fast-paced start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
  • A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact.  A professional development budget to support other modes of learning.
  • Thrive in an environment where no matter what race, ethnicity, gender, origin, or culture they identify with, every employee is a respected, valued, and empowered part of the team.
  • Ripple is Flexible First: in-office collaboration for moments that matter is important to our culture, and we give managers and teams the flexibility to decide which days they come in.
  • Weekly all-company meeting - business updates and ask me anything >
  • We come together for moments that matter which include team offsites, team bonding activities, happy hours and more!

Take Control of Your Finances

  • Competitive salary, bonuses, and equity
  • Competitive benefits that cover physical and mental healthcare, retirement, family forming, and family support
  • Employee giving match
  • Mobile phone stipend

Take Care of Yourself

  • Twice a quarter R&R days so you can rest and recharge
  • Generous wellness reimbursement and weekly onsite & virtual programming
  • Generous vacation policy - work with your manager to take time off when you need it
  • Industry-leading parental leave policies. Family planning benefits.
  • Catered lunches, fully-stocked kitchens with premium snacks/beverages, and plenty of fun events

Benefits listed above are for full-time Ripple employees. For all Custody roles, please discuss benefits with your recruiter. 

Ripple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We do not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by local law or ordinance.
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Compensation: $94k - $96k *

Location: London, UK

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