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Harris Williams M&A Internship Program


About Harris Williams M&A Internship Program


Harris Williams is an M&A advisor with offices in Boston, Cleveland, Frankfurt, London, Minneapolis, Richmond, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The firm advises clients worldwide on the sale of their companies, helps them identify growth opportunities for their businesses, and enables them to realize their investments. Since the firm's founding three decades ago, M&A advisory has been its hallmark.

Summer Program
Summer Analysts and Associates participate in live transactions during their 10 weeks at Harris Williams. The program enables participants to gain exposure to the different phases of an M&A transaction, as well as to different industry groups and sub-sectors. Participants also complete a summer project, which simulates major aspects of the pitch process, during their internship. Interns discuss their project in a session with senior bankers at the end of the summer internship program.

Analysts and Associates at HW play an integral role in all of the firm’s merger and acquisition advisory activities. Analysts and Associates are expected to be active contributors during every phase of the deal process and are encouraged to handle a high level of responsibility on transaction teams. As a Summer Associate or Summer Analyst, you will work on live deals and contribute to the following:

Major Deal Process Deliverable Creation

  • Pitch Materials
  • Valuation Analysis
  • Confidential Information Memorandum
  • Management Presentation

Client Involvement

  • Representing HW throughout the entire deal process
  • Organizing meetings
  • Actively participating in deal team, pitch, and due diligence meetings as well as management presentations
  • Conducting marketing calls

Harris Williams dedicates a great deal of effort to hire individuals who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and a proven track record of excellence both inside and outside of the classroom.

Summer Analysts should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2; Summer Associates should have a minimum GMAT score of 600.
Summer Analysts should be rising seniors in order to be considered.

Qualities of a HW M&A Intern

  • Leadership aptitude
  • Creative and strategic thinking skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Keen analytical abilities
  • Strong quantitative foundation
  • Passionate about live deal experience
  • Willingness to work intense hours
  • Ability to work well under pressure

Program Overview
Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
Hours: Full-time
Academic Level: College Juniors, Business School Students
Degree Track: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration
Minimum GPA Preferred: 3.00-3.49

National (US)

Application Process
Those interested should apply via the Harris Williams company website. If you attend a core school, you should apply via your campus career site as well as the Harris Williams website.
Candidates will be notified through the Harris Williams/campus career site if they have been selected for an interview.
Summer Analyst interviews will take place in Fall of 2021 for the internship class of 2022.
Summer Associate interviews will take place on a rolling basis, beginning in the Fall of 2021 for the internship class of 2022.
On-campus interviews will take place in January 2022 for the class of 2022 if you attend a core school.

Application Deadline
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; internship postings will be live as of early August 2021. Please speak to the recruiter directly regarding your timeline and process.

Talent Department
Harris Williams
1001 Haxall Point, 9th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219


Harris Williams M&A Internship Program

1001 Haxall Point
9th floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Firm Stats

Managing Director & Co‑Founder: H. Hiter Harris III