Investment Bank Seeks Knowledgeable Interns for Summer of 2016

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Both full-time and flexible internships are currently being offered by

Investment bank Seeks Interns for Summer of 2016., a division of Merit Harbor Group, LLC, offers a summer internship program to knowledgeable students interested in pursuing careers in investment banking. As Nate Nead, the Director of, explains, “ has a longstanding tradition of supporting and mentoring new talent. Our summer internship program is designed to put knowledgeable and serious students into a context where they can gain relevant industry experience.” He adds, “Upon graduation, our interns have had a great track record of securing positions in investment banking, both at and with other major industry players. As a firm, we take great pride in these successes.”

The Structure of’s Summer Internship Program

With opportunities to work in any of’s offices, including local offices in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Boston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Los Vegas and San Francisco, the firm’s internship program is a nationwide initiative designed to recruit, train and support outstanding undergraduate- and graduate-level talent across the United States. So no one is left behind, also offers a Flex Internship. While not as comprehensive as the firm’s on-site internship program, the Flex Internship ensures that outstanding candidates whose locations or schedules prohibit them from pursuing a full-time internship can still participate. “The Flex Internship was developed to respond to the specific needs of a small percentage of applicants. It reflects the firm’s commitment to creating an internship program that is accessible to anyone with the right combination of knowledge and discipline to do the job,” says Nead.

Interns are hired as analysts or associates and work closely with’s experienced directors and managing directors on deals ranging from sell-side mandates to recapitalizations. Because interns work directly with senior-level management, they have an opportunity to work on client deal teams and to gain sector-specific experience. In other words, each intern gains knowledge of a specific niche within the firm. While analysts support deal teams by providing spreadsheet analysis and general financial analysis, associates support projects by carrying out research and providing external assistance. Both analysts and associates receive regular performance reviews to help measure and improve their performance over the course of the internship program. “It’s a value-added program,” emphasizes Nead, “We’re not interested in watching interns hang out in the office or asking them to engage in menial tasks—we want to see our interns engaged, learning and challenged every minute of every day they are part of our team.”

The Ideal Candidate for’s Summer Internship Program

Interns with a finance and accounting background are always welcome, but these skills are not required; an ability to work with numbers and a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required. Nead explains, “When recruiting interns, we’re looking for a combination of knowledge, technical skills, demonstrated interest in finance and a strong work ethic.” He further emphasizes, “You don’t need a history of internships in investment banking to apply, but you do need to convince us that you’re the right candidate.” What is Nead’s advice to applicants? “Your first research assignment for us is your application, so it is important to begin by researching,” says Nead, “We’re looking for candidates who understand our firm and we’re looking for great researchers. Demonstrating your research capabilities through the application process is a critical first step.” is currently accepting applications for its 2016 summer internship program. Additional information and a link to the firm’s online application is available at


A subsidiary of Merit Harbor Group, LLC, is a private investment bank working across the middle market. Based in the United States but with a global reputation, the firm has offices in ten locations across the nation, including Seattle, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Princeton. The firm’s experienced advisors offer strategic advisory on selling companies, raising capital, and expansion through acquisitions. works across sectors including real estate, healthcare, oil and gas, consumer goods, media, software, web-based enterprises and aerospace and defense.

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