Long Term Internship - Sovereign Advisory - July / September 2023


Country : France

Division : Global Advisory

Programme : Long Term Internship 

Duration : 6 Months 

Programme description :

Introduction to Rothschild & Co’s Sovereign Advisory team:

Rothschild & Co is one of the world's leading independent financial advisors, with 3,500 financial services specialists across 40 countries. In addition to being the world’s most active M&A adviser, we have also worked alongside Governments and public entities for more than 200 years.

Rothschild & Co has developed, within its Global Financial Advisory practice, a specific practice led from the Paris office with a focus on Sovereign and quasi-Sovereign entities (State-Owned Enterprises, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Central Banks …). Our Sovereign Advisory team offers tailored solutions to Sovereign and Quasi-Sovereign entities on a range of economic and financial issues. Sovereign advisory services include the design and implementation of financing strategies and debt management frameworks, debt restructuring, management of public assets, and contingent liabilities risk management.

Our team is c.20 people strong and based in Paris, with access to Rothschild & Co’s 50+ offices worldwide. We are currently involved with governments and public entities across Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and Latin America.

Rothschild & Co was named “Bank of the Year for Governments” in 2021 by IFR.


Internship description

Interns will be fully onboarded on ongoing mandates and granted a significant degree of responsibility, contributing to day-to-day execution alongside the Sovereign Advisory team.

Missions will more specifically include:

  • Macro-financial analysis and modelling
  • Elaboration of presentations and memorandums
  • Preparation of marketing pitches
  • In-depth macroeconomic research, economic intelligence and news watch


Ideal candidate profile

  • Genuine interest for sovereign-related issues
  • Strong academic background in economics and/or finance
  • Excellent analytical, modelling, writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in both English and French is required.
  • Good knowledge of additional languages will be a plus
  • Finance background will be a plus


Recruiting process

The recruitment process consists in 2-3 rounds of interviews with various members of the Sovereign Advisory team. 

The interviews are designed to test  candidates' motivation, technical knowledge as well as familiarity with sovereign-related topics and emerging markets recent developments.

The scope of technical subjects that may be covered during the interviews includes international finance, financial market dynamics, basic macroeconomic theory, public finance, development finance issues for emerging countries, debt management, as well as questions on international economic news.