Parnassus Investments

Research Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

The company's mission and the people who run it are fantastic, and I was given ample opportunities to prove myself and earn increased autonomy. For a finance internship the hours were incredibly manageable (60hrs/week), and I never once did busy work. I learned a ton from people across all departments, and I really connected with my coworkers. The other interns were terrific as well, and I did not feel like it was a cutthroat environment at all.

What I wish was different

Interns aren't given access to several databases that full-time employees get (Credit Suisse HOLT, Factset, etc.) which made some aspects of my job slightly harder. Of note, Parnassus typically extends 1 or 2 offers per year for a class of 6 research interns.


Do your job well, ask smart questions, and reach out to other members of the firm. People want to see that you can support your work, take an interest in learning more, and want to engage with the team.
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