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Public Markets Co-op/Internship (Fall 2024 or Winter 2025)

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🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need a basic business understanding, strong communication, research, and analytical skills, dedication to hard work and high ethical standards, as well as proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.
  • You will support daily operations, assist with projects, manage capital flows, reconcile tickets, maintain cash forecasts, and respond to stakeholder requests in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Off-cycle Internship

Banking & FinanceVictoria


  • The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) is currently seeking Public Markets co-op students/interns for the Fall 2024 (September to December) and Winter 2025 (January to April) work terms.
  • The Public Equities group manages a global equity portfolio currently comprised of nearly half of BCI’s total portfolio utilizing both index and active management strategies. The group invests in Canada, the U.S., and internationally in both the developed and emerging markets. In addition, BCI is a leader in responsible investing actively integrating environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) into our investment analysis and decision making. Successful candidates will work in one of the following five (5) teams: Global Thematic Equities, Active Global Fundamental Equities, Active Canadian Large Cap, US Small Cap Equities, and Global Emerging Markets.
  • Global Thematic Equities – The Thematic team utilizes a two-step process in our high conviction, and long-term focused investment strategy. The first step is to understand the macro change drivers that are influencing both consumer and corporate behaviours over the long term (for example, changes in society / demography, technology, economics, politics, and sustainability). Armed with this top-down understanding, as well as the value chains best positioned to benefit from these tailwinds, we conduct in-depth due diligence on global leaders to invest in the best positioned companies to create long-term shareholder value. As a co-op, you will have the ability to participate in management meetings, conduct in-depth company and/or industry research and present your findings to the group and influence investment decisions. The Team is looking for: Financial Modelling and Data Analysis
  • Global Fundamental Equities – Active Equities Global Fundamental is a unique mandate at BCI to look at a concentrated portfolio of Global companies including mid-larger sized companies in the developed markets, from a bottom-up perspective. The strategy is underpinned by looking at Quality companies that trade at a reasonable valuation. This includes learning about what makes them great (and stay that way) as well as diving into valuation work to help inform our investment views. The experience would include hands on experience in gaining skills in equity research, financial modelling, and analyzing investments across various industries. We overall have an inclusive approach with a strong team with a learning mindset. The Team is looking for: Strong Passion for Investing, Critical Thinking, Strong Financial Modelling Skills
  • Canadian Large Cap Equities – The Canadian Large Cap team focuses on the SPTSX composite. We place a high focus on quality businesses at reasonable prices relative to their growth attributes, integrating the qualitative and quantitative very closely. We look to have great conviction in our holdings, to own them for the long-term, and maintain high concentration between those names within the portfolio. As the coop, you will work closely in our four-person team, get exposure to management meetings for some of the largest companies in Canada, support equity research, conduct discounted cash-flows analysis, get exposure to portfolio construction discussions, and much more. The Team is looking for: Strong passion to learn, Strong attention to detail
  • US Small Cap Equities – The Internal US Small Cap fund is a long only mandate and comprised of 50-70 positions. The fund is designed to identify high-quality, growth companies that generate high rates of return and are expected to do so well into the future. Investment candidates employ rigorous screening and bottom-up analysis of US-based small and mid-capitalization companies to identify high quality candidates for portfolio inclusion. BCI’s investment analysis involves financial and qualitative analysis, meeting with senior management teams, research analysts, and industry experts with the goal of producing detailed research reports and financial models to support each investment thesis. BCI actively incorporates ESG as part of our investment diligence process. This Team is looking for: Strong Academic Performance, Work Experience, Learning Attitude
  • Global Emerging Markets (GEM) – GEM team is the latest addition to BCI's Active Equities. We are looking to launch BCI's first internal active global emerging markets fund in 2022. Our objective is to capture Emerging Markets' growth over the long term and outperform MSCI EM benchmark on a risk adjusted basis through stock, country, and sector selection. We use a repeatable, fundamental, long-term investment process combining bottom-up and top-down analyses. We seek to invest in companies with quality managements, sustainable competitive advantages and profitable growth. This Team is looking for: Financial Modelling Skills, Passion for Emerging Markets, Attention to Detail, An ability to write and speak Mandarin would be a plus


  • A basic understanding of business and investment-related disciplines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy, product quality, and attention to detail
  • Interest in investment management
  • Dedication to hard work, commitment to the highest ethical standards, and an eagerness to learn
  • Strong research skills combined with analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to use Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance


  • Work under the supervision of Senior Manager, Private Debt & Partnership Operations and assist with various projects
  • Provide daily operational and administrative support to the Private Debt and Partnership Portfolio programs
  • Ensure operational aspects of capital flows and funding activity, including subscriptions, redemptions and transfers are executed in accordance with existing procedures and contractual obligations
  • Maintain the cash forecasts, ensuring timely provision of detailed and accurate cash flow requirements
  • Prepare, enter, and reconcile tickets in both web based and manual ticketing applications
  • Produce timely and accurate instructions for financial settlements
  • Respond to requests from internal and external stakeholders
  • Other responsibilities as delegated by Senior Manager, Private Debt & Partnership Operations


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

May 30, 2024