Summer Analyst

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 and have:

  • intellectual curiosity and a passion for learning
  • strong analytical and communication skills
  • the ability to work effectively on a team

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 by Sunday, July 17, 2022. If invited to interview, applicants will additionally be asked to provide a reference list and a writing sample (3-5 pages on any topic).

We will have a second deadline for the Summer Analyst position on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Our intent with having two deadlines is to be inclusive of all students interested in Princo and flexible to the timelines on which students are considering their internship opportunities.

Already considering a different opportunity?

Recognizing that various firms have different timelines, if you receive an internship offer from a large institution prior to our deadlines and would like to apply for this position, please send your application (cover letter, resume, and transcript) to PrincoHR@princeton.edu for an expedited review.

If you have questions, please visit our FAQ page or contact us at PrincoHR@princeton.edu.