Investment 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 the Chief Investment Officer 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 and geographies, conducting reference calls and meetings with CEOs, building models to aid in investment decision-making, and assessing the investment manager’s motivations and intentions. Examples of past Summer Analyst projects include meeting with venture capital firms and startups in San Francisco, conducting due diligence at an amusement park in Barcelona, and 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 Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

The Princo Summer Analyst Program serves as the primary source for full-time Analyst hires. For those who succeed in our Analyst program, we sponsor an 8–10-week externship in your third year at one of our investment managers or portfolio companies. Princo 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 a diverse team promotes better decision-making. Our Summer Analysts have come from a wide range of identities and academic backgrounds, including computer science, East Asian studies, economics, English, history, art and archeology, biology, and mechanical and aerospace engineering. 

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Application Process

Interested applicants should submit their materials to Handshake or MLT’s CareerLink by Sunday, July 7th, 2024.

Complete applications include:

  • A cover letter,
  • Resume,
  • And an official or unofficial up-to-date transcript.

If invited to interview, applicants will be asked to provide a writing sample (3-5 pages on any topic) and reference list, and to complete two short analytical exercises for which no prior finance knowledge is required.

We encourage interested applicants to prepare by spending time on our website where you can find more information about Princo’s organization, its strategy, and the Report on Investments within the Report of the Treasurer.

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Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.