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Intern, Primary (2025) - Menlo Park

🚀 Summer Internship

Menlo Park

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  • Ideal candidates for this internship must have a genuine interest in alternative investments, strong academic credentials in finance, accounting, or related fields, relevant internship experience, excel proficiency, strong attention to detail, team-oriented mindset, excellent communication skills, technical knowledge in corporate finance and accounting, self-discipline, accountability, and high integrity.
  • The intern will be responsible for conducting investment underwriting and due diligence, performing sector and thematic research, as well as working on firm and client-related projects in a dynamic work environment at Adams Street Partners in Menlo Park.

Summer Internship

Banking & FinanceMenlo Park


  • Adams Street’s Summer Analyst Program is a 10-week internship that provides an engaging and highly educational experience to undergraduates seeking to build a career in private markets investing. Our Summer Analysts gain a broad range of investment exposure by providing research, analytical and deal process support to our teams. The program is designed for rising seniors who are pursuing their bachelor’s degree, ideally in business, finance or economics looking to gain a foundational understanding of the private markets industry. The firm is highly committed to the Summer Analyst Program as it is the primary pipeline for incoming full-time Analysts across the investment teams. As such, the internship program offers a unique set of financial training, professional development, and mentorship opportunities throughout the Summer.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Participation in cross-firm training sessions designed to offer visibility on the activities of different teams
  • Access to internal training resources and the guidance of a mentor to bridge the educational gap
  • Exposure to deal flow, strategy and operations as an observer in investment team meetings
  • Human Resources sessions on professionalism in the workplace and career path coaching
  • Active engagement with employees through summer social and networking events


  • At Adams Street, we hold ourselves to high standards and expect the same of our internship applicants. Ideal candidates must have a genuine interest in alternative investments. Additional characteristics of a successful Summer Analyst at our firm are:
  • Strong academic credentials with a major in finance, accounting, economics, or related studies
  • History of relevant internship experience, schoolwork, and/or extracurricular activities within the private equity, investment banking, investment management, and valuation fields
  • Strong excel proficiency required, with prior financial modeling experience preferred
  • Demonstrable initiative, commitment toward excellence in work and great attention-to-detail
  • Team-oriented mindset with a heavy emphasis on written and verbal communication
  • Excellent technical foundations in corporate finance and accounting
  • Self-disciplined, takes accountability and operates with high integrity

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance


  • Investment underwriting and due diligence
  • Sector and thematic research
  • Firm & client-related projects


Work type

Full time

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Menlo Park