Freshman Internship - Where and When to Apply

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Hi everyone, hoping to get some veteran advice. I know many of you will say that freshmen internships really don't matter for recruiting (as it's difficult to get name brand internships), but I'm from a Canadian semi-target and REALLY want to stand out by sophomore year.

I know it's really hard breaking in to the States from Canada, so I want to maximize my chances.

With that in mind, does anyone know any solid firms that hire freshmen for internships? Which fields should I be reaching out to? LMM IB boutiques, PWM, or anything else? Does it matter if the internship is paid or not?

TL;DR: Does it matter if freshman internship is paid? Which firms hire freshmen and which finance-related field should I target?

 

Thanks monkeys <3

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Sep 17, 2020 - 7:40pm

They’ll have no idea if it’s paid or not. Shoot for WM too doesn’t have to be all IB. Any finance related positions on resume looks great. Even if it’s just a few week gig it’ll still look great since you’re only a freshman. Good luck!

 
  • Intern in PE - LBOs
Sep 17, 2020 - 8:05pm

There’s gonna be no applications explicitly hiring freshmen. Once you’re done with your first semester and have actually a gpa and stuff to put on your resume start cold emailing/networking with search funds, startups, and other small banks, venture and PE funds in your area

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