2017 Summer Intern - Stanford Management Company
About Stanford Management Company
Stanford Management Company, located on campus at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, invests Stanford University's endowment funds. The endowment provides critical financial support to current and future generations of students and scholars, supplying over one fifth of the University’s operating budget each year. We aim to preserve the endowment’s purchasing power in perpetuity by achieving high investment returns while taking an appropriate amount of risk. This very long-term view underpins our process of setting the endowment's asset allocation and selecting investments and investment managers across public and private equity, hedge funds, real estate, natural resources, and fixed income.
The Summer Internship
We are hiring full‐time interns to join our small, 16‐person investment team during the summer of 2017. Interns will work on dedicated projects and will also gain exposure to finance and long‐term investing through weekly investment team meetings, meetings with investment managers, and through helping to monitor existing investments. Interns will learn the fundamentals of asset allocation and the process of selecting high-quality investment managers. They will receive training in financial modeling and due diligence techniques. Our small team sits together in an open office where interns will have the opportunity to work closely with senior investment team members and contribute actively to team deliberations. Successful interns may be considered for full‐time analyst positions post-graduation.
We are seeking candidates who think critically and are intellectually curious, detail-oriented, and unafraid to ask questions. Interns should possess strong qualitative judgment as well as quantitative aptitude, must have an interest in learning about finance and investing, and must be driven to work hard within a high performance team-oriented environment. We value excellent academic performance and we look for demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team setting. We will consider current freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who plan to complete a co-term from all majors and courses of study.
How to Apply
Candidates should submit their resume, unofficial transcript, and a one-page cover letter describing their interest in the position by January 20, 2017 via the Handshake website. Applications received thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis. Additional questions can be emailed to AnalystProgram@smc.stanford.edu.