The Wesleyan Investments Office welcomes applications from students who wish to undertake an internship in the office.
Learn about investment management and make the world a better place at the same time! The Wesleyan Investments Office invests the $870 million endowment in order to generate returns to fund financial scholarships and support the academic mission of the University. We invest with talented managers around the world and across various asset classes including stocks, bonds, real estate, venture capital, natural resources and private equity. We are looking for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors from all majors who have a record of outstanding academic achievement. If you are intellectually curious, hard-working, analytical and personable, please explore the opportunity to learn about finance and investing while contributing to our academic mission as part of the Wesleyan Investments Office.
Interns in the Investments Office will gain exposure to a wide variety of asset classes and work on meaningful projects that will have an impact on the management of the endowment. Interns should be flexible and willing to work on data entry tasks, statistical analysis of manager and market performance and research project work. Interns attend investment office staff meetings and meetings with existing and prospective managers.
Interns from Wesleyan are expected to work approximately 8 hours per week during the school year – please be aware of the required time commitment (exam periods and vacations are naturally not included in this expectation). Additionally, interns should spend at least one summer working full-time with the Investments Office. The starting date is flexible, but it is expected that the intern will spend at least 8 – 10 weeks working in the office with an earliest end date of mid-August. International students are encouraged to apply.
- Computer savvy and knowledge of Excel.
- Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are required
- Adherence to a strict code of ethics, confidentiality and conflict of interest policy.
- A strong desire to support the University’s academic mission and competitiveness.
Please provide a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position, resume, writing sample and self-reported unofficial transcript in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate in the “Subject” line that you are applying for the Internship position. No 'phone inquiries, please.