William Blair’s 10-week internship programs provide unique opportunities to play an integral role and gain valuable experience across various aspects of the deal process. Over a short time, interns get exposure to a variety of transactions types, including mergers and acquisitions, public equity offerings, and private equity placements.
- Summer Analyst Internship: After an initial training period, summer analysts are assigned to an industry group, where they join deal teams and work on a combination of live transactions and pitches. The program encompasses all functions of a full-time analyst, including financial modeling and analysis, industry and company research, involvement with client communications, and meetings.
- Summer Associate Internship: After an initial training period, summer associates are assigned to an industry group, where they join deal teams and work on a combination of live transactions and pitches. Transactions are rarely staffed with more than five professionals; as a result, associates take on substantial responsibility and contribute significantly to the success of the firm. The program encompasses all functions of a full-time associate, including extensive deal execution and increasing accountability for transaction oversight, client relationship management, and new business development. After completion of the program, the firm hopes to have most of our summer analysts and associates join them full-time. The summer programs also include internal training, community service, and social events.
Must be pursuing a Bachelor's or MBA degree, with the corresponding graduation date, at the time of consideration
General understanding of accounting and finance
Strong verbal, written, analytical and quantitative skills
Project and process management experience
Ability to adapt to new tasks with little notice
Willingness to be located in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, or San Francisco
150 North Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606
Number of Interns: 51 to 100
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
Academic Level: College Juniors, Business School Students
Degree Track: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration
Minimum GPA Preferred: 3.50-3.99
San Francisco, CA