Boutique IBs - Internship Possible?

Is it possible to still find an internship for this summer at a boutique IB in New York?

I've seen posts about cold emailing and I think I'm going to do that. What would you guys say I study/go over if I get phone calls with people from these boutiques to land an internship starting June/July?

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Comments (6)

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 2, 2021 - 11:38pm

You can try... Email is going to have to be really good though. You can't sound too vague. 

May 3, 2021 - 12:00am

Probably too late man I don't know why you decided to start now but even unpaid roles have capacity limits due to lack of deal flow at smaller places as well as staff to train/help you. I would just settle for a search fund they seem to be recruiting pretty heavy on searchfunder.com

  • Intern in IB - CB
May 3, 2021 - 12:01am

Thanks for the insight. I actually had one lined up but it was cancelled 3 days ago.

  • Prospect in PE - Other
May 3, 2021 - 12:10am

Its never too late for anything. Mass email, cold email, cold call. Whats the worst that can happen to you? Just widen your nets apply to PE, search funds, boutique tiny ib whatever. You might underestimate the market for unpaid labor. The time u spent writing this post could be used to draft emails. Good luck

  • Intern in IB - CB
May 3, 2021 - 8:21am

Thanks so much! I have emails ready to be sent out. For the subject line, do you suggest I put "summer 2021 internship" or what would you think would work best for them to actually open my email?

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