Financial Advisory Careers

Through our financial advisory business, Lazard advises clients around the world on strategic and financial matters. We value the rich diversity that comes from blending local perspective with our global network. Your input will affect the outcome.

As a member of our team, you will collaborate with some of the industry's most renowned and accomplished professionals, gaining first-hand experience in handling complex, transformational, and high-profile deals in the market.

Lazard provides interns and experienced professionals with an exceptional opportunity to collaborate within small deal teams on strategic projects and other assignments. This close-knit working environment provides significant exposure to senior bankers and clients, fostering professional growth and development.

See all of our career opportunities: Experienced Professionals and Internships

Lazard’s Internship program offers a unique experience for students interested in starting their career in Investment Banking.

By being an integral part of a dynamic team of talented professionals you will gain a better understanding of the nature and culture of our firm. It will allow you to experience the role of an Analyst, while observing and supporting colleagues operating at every level in our business.

Our internship program has been designed to incorporate as many aspects of the role of an Analyst as possible, including involvement on active projects, with opportunities for increased responsibility, accountability, and visibility on small deal teams. Specifically, our aim for your internship with Lazard is for you to: 

  • Receive firsthand, in-depth knowledge of the business
  • Gain practical experience of the type of work you would complete as an Analyst
  • Experience Lazard's culture and working style
  • Network with bankers of all levels of experience

Qualifications and Skills

  • Recently graduated or in the final stages of studies
  • Top academic performance in Economics, Finance, or a related discipline
  • Italian native-speaker and fluency in English
  • Global perspective
  • Exceptional analytical and communication skills
  • Affinity for teamwork
  • Energy, commitment, and enthusiasm
  • Commercial and creative talent
  • Previous experience in corporate finance, appreciated but not a requirement

Throughout the year, we welcome students for 6-month internships.

Campus Recruitment Process: Step-by-Step Guide

The recruitment process has been designed to test and challenge you, as well as to give you the opportunity to find out more about Lazard. It also aims to give you the chance to learn more about our people and their careers and work at Lazard.  As you progress through the process you will also have the opportunity to meet people within the business with various backgrounds and experience. Please take the time to read our website as this will give you a good idea about the types of tasks you will be expected to complete and the types of strengths, skills and behaviors you will need to consistently demonstrate on a regular basis. 

Besides the overview chart of our recruitment process you will find information below on each of our recruitment stages.

We ask that you complete an online profile through Oleeo, which includes questions relating to educational background, work experience, and language fluency. Please attach your CV, Cover Letter, Grade Transcripts and Reference Letters. Ensure that your phone number and email address are correct as this is how you’ll be contacted. Also check your junk/spam folder given that application updates will be sent via email. You can update your Oleeo profile at any given time.

The next step is the Pre-Employment Assessments: An Aptitude Test, a Behavioural Trait Assessment, and a Video Assessment.

We use Assessments to give our candidates the opportunity to demonstrate their unique strengths and characteristics, which are relevant for the role, in an objective and unbiased way.  Later stages of the recruitment process may probe these results to help us further understand your capabilities and preferences.

The Assessments are designed to objectively assess candidates and provide our team with more insights into:

  • Your critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Your ability to take to training quickly and apply new learnings
  • Your behavioural traits and preferences, and the alignment of these with the role at Lazard and our organizational values

What to expect:

  • The Aptitude Assessment is a 15-minute timed test. The goal is to answer as many questions correctly as you can; there is no deduction in scoring for educated guesses.  If you get stuck, we suggest you make an educated guess and move on. Although you may not answer them all, try to answer as many as possible. Don’t spend too much time on any one question. You are NOT permitted to use calculators or any other problem-solving device.
  • The Behavioural Trait Assessment is untimed and takes approximately 10 minutes. Please make sure you are reading through the prompts carefully and answering as accurately as possible based on your preferences. After you complete the assessments, you will receive a copy of your Workplace Insights Report in your email. This personalised report highlights your strengths and potential challenges, heightening your self-awareness and helping you understand how to relate better to others in the workplace.
  • The Video Assessment will focus on some interview style questions around your motivation, cultural fit, and interest in our organization and industry.

The Assessments and Video Interview together take approximately 35-40 minutes to complete. You must complete these in one sitting.  Please ensure you have a stable internet connection before you begin. Make sure you are somewhere quiet and free from distractions so you can perform to your full potential.

Once you click on the Assessment link, if you experience technical difficulties or need support, please contact Criteria Support via the blue/green icon on the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

Please note, if you have already taken the Assessments in the last 12 months, you do not need to retake these. When you are invited to complete Assessments and the Video Interview, it will prompt you to complete only the Video Interview.


Candidates who are shortlisted from the Assessments will be invited to in-person interviews with our bankers. We are just as interested in your personality and individuality as we are about your academic and extra-curricular achievements. Interviews also cover a range of different competencies, questions around Lazard, the financial markets, world affairs and some technical financial questions.

If you have any questions about the graduate/intern recruitment process, please send us an email.


If you are unable to find opportunities for Lazard Milan, applications have yet to be opened. Given that we publish opportunities on a regular basis, we strongly recommend visiting our Careers Section on the Lazard website. For questions regarding the recruitment process, please send an email to