As a Summer Analyst, you will be given meaningful responsibilities from day one. You will have the opportunity to learn about investing and to actively engage in discussions and decision-making. Summer Analysts often work directly with CIO Andy Golden and other senior staff on due diligence of current and prospective investment managers. Due diligence projects typically involve researching and visiting investment firms and portfolio companies across multiple industries, conducting reference calls and meetings with CEOs, building models to aid in investment decision-making, and assessing the investment manager’s motivations. Past Summer Analyst projects have ranged from meeting with venture capital firms and startups in San Francisco to conducting due diligence at an amusement park in Barcelona to analyzing co-investment opportunities.
Princo values continued learning and development. Summer Analysts learn investment and business principles both on the job and through extensive training sessions. Summer Analysts are further supported by formal and informal mentoring. Princo invests heavily in professional development opportunities, both firm-wide and tailored to individuals. Additionally, Princo sponsors all investment staff for the CFA program. For those who succeed in our Analyst program, we offer an 8-10 week externship at one of our investment managers or portfolio companies. Princo also provides advice and application assistance to those who wish to pursue graduate school subsequent to the Analyst role.
The ideal candidate will be a junior or exceptional sophomore and have:
- intellectual curiosity
- strong analytical, quantitative, and communication skills
- the ability to work effectively on a team
- an excellent academic record, regardless of major
We believe an intellectually diverse team promotes better decision-making. Our Analysts have come from a wide range of majors including computer science, East Asian Studies, economics, English, history, linguistics, MAE, and ORFE. Of note, our Chief Investment Officer Andy Golden majored in philosophy.
The Princo Summer Analyst Program serves as the primary source for full-time Analyst hires. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript via Handshake. If invited to interview, applicants will additionally be asked to provide a reference list and a writing sample (3-5 pages on any topic).