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2025 Securities Investment Banking Summer Associate – Chicago

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Banking & Finance
  • $175K
  • Chicago
  • Quick Apply

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  • You must have an MBA or J.D. degree by Spring 2026, strong analytical and communication skills, ability to handle high client demands, proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and be able to work under pressure with top executives in finance.
  • You will support deal teams by developing financial models, conducting analysis, researching companies and industries, preparing client presentations, and gaining a deep understanding of M&A processes.


  • No jobseeker will be considered if these basic qualifications are not met
  • Must be:
  • On track to receive MBA or J.D. degree in Spring 2026
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Commitment to meet the demands of high volume and high-end client services
  • Effective communicator – verbal, written and virtual
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interest in problem solving and client services
  • Highly organized, with the initiative and ability to multitask and work with limited supervision on a team
  • Resourcefulness, intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm and a genuine interest in finance
  • Desire to join a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial platform
  • Demonstrable experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Significant level of maturity and the ability to work under pressure as a part of a small team with top company executives and senior management


  • Support deal teams in developing, maintaining and using financial models
  • Perform financial and valuation analysis such as discounted cash flow analysis, multiple valuation analysis
  • Perform company and industry research and gain in-depth understanding of sector trends, client challenges and strategies in order to develop innovative and creative solutions for our clients
  • Prepare client presentations and interacting with senior bankers, clients, lawyers and accountants
  • Develop an in depth understanding of M&A deal processes


What is the focus of the Securities Investment Banking Summer Associate program in Chicago?

The focus of the program is on M&A advisory, providing interns with hands-on experience and exposure to a variety of strategic advisory assignments.

What opportunities are available for interns during the 10-week program?

Interns will have the opportunity to work as junior associates on deal teams, receive formal training, participate in mentoring programs, attend networking and social events, engage in community service events, and work on a strategic advisory project.

What skills and qualities are you looking for in potential candidates for the Securities Investment Banking Summer Associate program?

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with exceptional quantitative and communication skills who are looking to jump-start their career in investment banking.

How does the internship program aim to support the professional development of interns?

The program provides best-in-class Investment Banking training, including M&A process management, business acumen, financial analysis, data analysis, soft-selling and presentation skills, professional communication (verbal, written and virtual), negotiations, and more.

What is the potential for full-time employment after completing the internship program?

The Investment Banking unit will source most of its full-time associate class from the internship program, providing interns with the opportunity for potential full-time employment.

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Mission & Purpose

Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with more than $300 billion in assets under management*. We have a track record of delivering results through innovative solutions across our two primary businesses of investment management and investment banking. Our Heritage Our history stems from Guggenheim Brothers, the Guggenheim family business dating back to the late 1800s. Guggenheim Partners began with the mission of creating exceptional value for our clients by applying the principles that made the Guggenheim family one of the most successful innovators, investors, and business managers in American history. These principles entail engaging highly talented people, challenging them to think creatively, and encouraging them to achieve extraordinarily high standards in their fields of expertise. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. *Assets under management are as of 3.31.2023 and include consulting services for clients whose assets are valued at approximately $84bn.