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UK - London - Merchant Banking Private Equity Long-Term Internship


Region: EMEA
Country: United Kingdom
Division: Merchant Banking
Programme: Long Term Internship
Duration: 6 Months

Programme Description:

This London based 6 month internship is an exciting opportunity to intern at the centre of Rothschild & Co's Merchant Banking business as part of the Business Development team.

Merchant Banking manages over €16.2bn globally which includes funds dedicated to corporate private equity, senior and junior credits, primary and secondary fund investing and co-investments. Our team is based in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Luxembourg and is comprised of more than 170 professionals.


  • Key focus on strategy initiatives for Merchant Banking including identifying and evaluating new product initiatives
  • Researching competitors, benchmarking performance, evaluating market growth opportunities, creating investor briefing packs – using all sources of information
  • Content support for investor due diligence questionnaires / RFPs as well as ad-hoc content creation and bespoke analysis in response to specific investor requests
  • Preparing consolidated cashflow forecasts and summaries for investors who have exposure to multiple Merchant Banking funds
  • Developing relationship skills through exposure across the Merchant Banking business and our clients

Skills required:

  • Teamwork: ability to build effective relationships between individuals, teams, lines of business and across geographical/cultural boundaries
  • Excellent communicator, both orally and in writing
  • Good interpersonal skills: versatile style; good listener; creative; patient; self-confident, but not arrogant
  • Proactive, highly organised and methodical approach to working
  • Ability to work independently and take a high level of responsibility with drilled in ‘zero defects’ standards
  • Highly analytical and numerate; able to manipulate data and produce sound analysis with an ability to synthesise complex information
  • Enthusiasm for developing these skills and applying these skills creatively
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)


  • Outstanding academic track record (2:1 or above; obtained or expected)
  • Previous experience at either a leading investment bank (M&A, Leveraged Finance, ECM), private equity firm, or top tier strategy consulting firm.


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