Cold emailing is the key to finding an off-cycle internship. Our users all shared that the only road to success is to put out feelers at every bank that you can and then to also reach out to private equity shops, hedge funds, as well as venture capital firms.
How to Get an Off Cycle Internship?
These off cycle opportunities exist at all different types of firms and at all different "prestige" levels.
Top firms do offer off cycle internships, as many have said in this thread. Some will offer night shift internships, where you come in and help crank out whatever is needed by tomorrow. I have no idea when you'd sleep during these kinds of internships, especially if you're still taking classes, but I knew a few kids in college who did it.
Also, don't discount non-IB firms, for example, PE/AM or ER shops, especially smaller ones. They operate a lot like boutique banks, hiring on a needs basis.
Not familiar with Off Cycle Internships - learn more here on WSO.
Cold emailing is an essential part of the process in getting an off-cycle internship. Read our guide to cold emailing here.
You can also check out a sample cold email below. The goal is to get them on the phone so that you can approach the topic of off cycle internships after introducing yourself more thoroughly.
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