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Benelux

Lazard holds a leading position across the Benelux region and has offices in both Amsterdam and Brussels. The Benelux teams work closely with colleagues across Lazard’s global network.

An internship with Lazard is an excellent opportunity to truly understand the nature of our business and the culture of our firm, by being an integral part of a dynamic team of talented professionals.

Role and Responsibilities

Small deal teams allow for increased accountability, responsibility and visibility. You will have the opportunity to work on projects across various industries, be involved in various activities, such as financial analysis and modeling, company and industry research, participate in the development of client presentations and interact with senior bankers and clients. Our entrepreneurial, non-hierarchical environment is such that individuality and original thinking are highly prized. We will challenge you to be your best.

Lazard Amsterdam offers three-month internships, while internships in Brussels generally span three to six months.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Top academic performance in Economics, Finance or a related discipline
  • Fluency in Dutch and/or French and 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

How to Apply

Lazard participates in selected recruitment events organized by universities and student associations. The main recruitment season runs from September to November to fill internship positions for the following year.

Please refer to our Stage-By-Stage Guide for more information about the online application and recruiting process. 

Click on “Browse Opportunities” to look for available internship positions. 

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Frankfurt

Lazard’s Internship program offers a unique experience for students interested in starting their Investment Banking career. Frankfurt offers 10-12 week internships to undergraduate and postgraduate students year-round. Interns will be given the opportunity to explore different groups through project assignments in all of our M&A industry groups and Restructuring. Associate and Analyst-level mentors are provided to ensure a fulfilling internship experience. Successful interns may be extended full-time offers to join the firm as Analysts upon graduation. 

An internship with Lazard is an excellent way of gaining a better understanding of the nature of our business and the culture of our firm. It will allow you to experience the role of an Analyst, while observing 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

  • Excellent academic performance
  • Good understanding of the banking environment
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team
  • Fluency in German
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Global perspective
  • Independent and original thinking
  • Self-discipline and self-motivation
  • Maturity and self-confidence

Please note that full-time permanent and internship positions require German and English fluency.

How to Apply

All applications are accepted online through Lazard.com. Please submit your application including a cover letter, your period of availability, your CV, references and academic transcripts by using the button below. 

 Please insert “Investment Banking Intern” in the left field under ‘keyword’ to find Frankfurt-based internship positions.

Please click on either Stage-By-Stage Guide or FAQs for detailed information on how to apply, the whole application process and some questions specific to the Frankfurt application process.

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London

Summer Internship (for penultimate year students only)

Our ten-week Summer Internship programme is an excellent way of gaining a better understanding of the nature of our business and the culture of our firm in an Analyst role. Specifically, our aim for your internship with us is for you to receive firsthand, in-depth knowledge of the business, gain practical Analyst experience, understand Lazard's culture and working style, and for us to provide an excellent networking opportunity with bankers of all levels of experience. Our programme commences in late June and is open to undergraduate or postgraduate students in their penultimate year of study.

Role and Responsibilities

Interns will be assigned to a number of sector or product teams for the duration of the ten-week programme, ensuring a broad experience by providing exposure to different teams, bankers and clients. You will be involved in real work for real clients, so not only will you gain invaluable practical experience, you will have exposure to a network of senior finance experts who will be on hand to share their experiences with you and to offer you support and guidance.

Training and Development

You will be assigned an Analyst “buddy” to coach you throughout the internship, and a Managing Director mentor to give you further insight into Lazard, and a potential career within Investment Banking. As part of the ten-week internship, you will attend one week of technical training before joining your team and will also receive follow-up technical and presentation skills training during the programme.

A Lazard Summer Internship can lead to a full-time placement offer for the following year’s Analyst programme. During the final week of the internship, you will be asked to give a ten-minute presentation to a panel of senior bankers. Your presentation, along with your performance during the internship, will determine if an offer will be extended to you.

How to Apply

23 September 2019 - Application system opens for 2020 Summer Internship Programme

11 November 2019 - Deadline for all 2020 Summer Internship applications 

All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and early application is recommended. It is possible that all positions will be filled before the closing date. Please note that you must have AAB in your top three A-levels (excluding general studies), a minimum predicted or obtained 2.1 university degree classification (or equivalent if you studied outside the UK) and be in your penultimate year of study.

Please note, we do not request you upload your CV in our application process. The information you provide in the online application form is the ONLY information we will use to assess your application. Therefore, it is advisable that you are as detailed as possible as it relates to your experiences and achievements so that we can assess whether your application will be progressed to Stage 2

For a detailed stage-by-stage guide and some FAQs specific to the London application process, please click here.

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Spring Insight Programme

Our Spring Insight Programme will take place during March/April and is open to students in the first year of a three-year course or the second year of a four-year course.

Training and Development

Our three-day programme consists of a number of interactive banker-led sessions based on Lazard transactions, as well as a number of skills workshops. You will have the opportunity to spend an afternoon work shadowing an Analyst to learn, observe and to be part of a real deal team. Furthermore, the programme will provide you with many networking opportunities with bankers at all levels, through various social events.

Successful attendees of the programme will have the opportunity to be fast tracked through the application process for our ten-week internship in the summer of 2019.

How to Apply

Please note that only students who are in the first year of studies, or students in their second year of completing a four-year degree are eligible to apply. 

Here is a breakdown of the different stages to the application process:

Stage 1 – Online application with a 1 page CV

Stage 2 – Video Interview

Stage 3 – Face to Face Interview at our offices

1 November 2019 – Applications open for 2020 Spring Insight Programme

6 January 2020 – Deadline for applications

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Industrial Placement Programme

Our London office offers a unique and organised 12 month industrial placement experience starting in September 2019.

You will be engaged in many aspects of our advisory work providing support to the analysts in our product and sector teams.

Day to day responsibilities will generally include:

  •          financial and statistical analyses
  •          company and industry sector research
  •          creation of client presentations and marketing materials
  •          ad-hoc administration and project work

A specially tailored training programme will be provided so that regardless of your field of study, you will have a strong base of knowledge and training to build upon over the course of the placement. On-going support and other learning and development opportunities will also be available.

We are looking for individuals who are analytical, intellectually curious, enthusiastic, driven, hardworking, and eager to learn.  In return, the industrial placement at Lazard will not only provide you with a solid insight into our business but meaningful work experience that will strengthen your attention to detail, your ability to synthesize large amounts of information, your MS Office skills and many other technical and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

We welcome and encourage applications from all degree disciplines. We appreciate the strong transferrable skills that students from these disciplines can bring. You must have AAB in your top three A-levels (excluding general studies) and a minimum predicted or obtained 2.1 university degree classification (or equivalent if you studied outside the UK)

1 November 2019 – Applications open for 2020 Industrial Placement Programme

6 January 2020 - Deadline for applications

For a detailed stage-by-stage guide and some FAQs specific to the London application process, please click here.

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Madrid

Lazard Madrid offers six-month internships throughout the year, as well as four to eight-week Summer Internships.

An internship with Lazard is an excellent opportunity to truly understand the nature of our business and the culture of our firm, by being an integral part of a dynamic team of talented professionals.

Role and Responsibilities

Small deal teams allow for increased accountability, responsibility and visibility. From day one, you will have the opportunity to work on projects across many industries, be involved in various activities, such as financial analysis and modeling, company and industry research, participate in the preparation of client presentations, and interact with senior bankers and clients. We will challenge you to be your best.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Top academic performance in Economics, Finance or a related discipline
  • Fluency in both Spanish and 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

How to Apply

Please submit your application, including CV, Cover Letter and Grade Overview. We usually welcome two six-month interns at a time. 

Please refer to our Stage-by-Stage Guide for more information about the online application and recruiting process. 

Click on "Browse Opportunities" to look for available internship positions. 

BROWSE OPPORTUNITIES

Milan

In the field of Mergers & Acquisitions, Lazard Milan offers three and six-month year-round internship position.

Our aim is to provide you with in the field experience in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, developing financial, market and company analysis and basic valuation techniques.

Ideal candidates are undergraduate or postgraduate students with an outstanding academic background in business economics or in another discipline with a focus on economics.

Successful applicants will be integrated into a young, motivated team assisting with existing advisory mandates, and the acquisition of new clients.

Role and Responsibilities

Part of the intern’s day-to-day work is the preparation of company profiles, compiling and analyzing financial data, preparing valuations of companies, and performing market analysis (e.g. Discounted Cash Flow Analysis).

Get to know the challenges in Investment Banking Mergers & Acquisitions, Debt Advisory, and play an active role in crafting solutions, alongside experienced bankers.

Qualifications and Skills

Sound knowledge in Corporate Finance

Business-fluency in Italian and English – the knowledge of an additional language is encouraged

Resourcefulness and a commitment to achieving great results

Successful candidates show an ability to work as part of a team, with a strong approach to problem solving, quantitative skills, accuracy, flexibility, reliability, dedication, and enthusiasm.

How to Apply

All applications are accepted online through lazard.com. Please send a brief cover letter, highlighting the main reason you should be considered a good candidate, your period of availability and a CV containing all relevant work experience, education and skills.

Please refer to our STAGE-BY-STAGE GUIDE for more information about the online application and recruiting process. 

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Paris

Six-month internships are available throughout the year to students in Paris.

An internship with Lazard is an excellent way of gaining a better understanding of the nature and culture of our business. It will allow you to experience the Analyst role while observing colleagues operating at every level in our business

The internship program has been designed to incorporate as many aspects of the role of an Analyst as possible. 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

Excellent academic track record

Good understanding of the banking environment

Ability and desire to work as part of a team

Independent and original thinking

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Global perspective

Self-discipline and self-motivation

Strong presence, including maturity and self-confidenc

How to Apply

Please note that both full-time and graduate positions and internships require fluency in English and French.

Please use the BROWSE OPPORTUNITIES button to send your CV.

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Stockholm

Lazard’s Stockholm offers a 10-12 week internship program.

Lazard Stockholm is responsible for Lazard's activities in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark and works closely with colleagues across Lazard’s global network.

An internship with Lazard is an excellent opportunity to truly understand the nature of our business and the culture of our firm, by being an integral part of a dynamic team of talented professionals. 

Role and Responsibilities

You will have the opportunity to work on projects across various industries, be involved in various activities, such as financial analysis and modeling, company and industry research, participate in the preparation of client presentations and interact with senior bankers and clients. You will be highly visible, which affords you the opportunity to show what you can do. We will challenge you to be your best.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Top academic performance in Economics, Finance or a related discipline
  • Fluency in a Nordic language and English
  • Global perspective
  • Exceptional analytical and communication skills
  • Affinity for teamwork
  • Energy, commitment and enthusiasm 
  • Commercial and creative talent

How to Apply

If you are in your penultimate year of studies, please submit your application, including CV, Cover Letter and Grade Overview. We usually welcome one or two interns per quarter.

Please refer to our Stage-by-Stage Guide for more information about the online application and recruiting process. 

Click on "Browse Opportunities" to look for available internship positions. 

BROWSE OPPORTUNITIES

Zurich

Lazard Zurich offers three-month internships year-round.

An internship with Lazard is an excellent opportunity to truly understand the nature of our business and the culture of our firm by being an integral part of a dynamic team of talented professionals.

Role and Responsibilities

From day one, you will be involved in all Investment Banking activities – meeting and working with colleagues and clients at the highest level. As part of both the local and international transaction teams, your primary tasks will include: performing financial analyses, supporting valuation analyses, conducting research, preparing client presentations, and assisting in marketing efforts. We will challenge you to be your best.

Successful completion of the internship may potentially lead to an offer for a full-time position, based on our business needs and openings.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Top academic performance in Economics, Finance or a related discipline
  • Fluency in both German and 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

How to Apply

Please submit your application, including CV, Cover Letter and Grade Overview. We usually welcome one or two interns per quarter.

Please refer to our Stage-by-Stage Guide for more information about the online application and recruiting process. 

Click on "Browse Opportunities" to look for available internship positions. 

BROWSE OPPORTUNITIES

 

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