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The Summer Analyst Program

Lazard’s Summer Analyst Program is a ten-week program that offers a unique experience for rising university seniors. Approximately 50 students are hired annually across the U.S., with an ultimate goal of converting each intern into a full-time hire for the following year.

Placement

Internships are offered in each of our offices across the U.S.:

New York: Interns will be hired directly into one of the following: M&A/Restructuring, Capital Markets, Corporate Strategy, Corporate Preparedness and Private Fund Advisory. All programs are dedicated to these respective fields. Within M&A/Restructuring, interns will have the opportunity to work on projects across various industries with the help of a staffer dedicated to ensuring a well-rounded internship experience. The program is customized to ensure a thorough understanding of the firm’s offerings.

All other U.S. internship programs are defined by industry:

Boston: Technology

Chicago: M&A (Midwest Advisory) and Restructuring

Houston: Oil & Gas, Energy, Airline

Los Angeles: Aerospace and Defense, Consumer/Retail, Gaming and Lodging

San Francisco: Healthcare, Technology or Convertible Securities (interns are dedicated for the summer to one of these teams)

Training and Development

At the start of the internship program, a one-week formal training is held in New York City, for all participants across the U.S. This is in addition to pre-work assigned to all interns. Courses will continue throughout the summer within each region, and interns will receive mentors at the Associate and Analyst level to ensure a robust internship experience. Social events are part of each intern’s program, regardless of location, in an effort to better assimilate into the culture of our office.

Role and Responsibilities

Day-to-day activities of Summer Analysts vary, but will include: financial analysis and modeling, company and industry research, participating in the development of client presentations, and interactions with senior bankers and clients.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Students in the penultimate year of university may apply – Interested students who are seniors or enrolled in a Master’s/graduate program are permitted to submit as well
  • Top academic performer who is willing to work hard in a formal, unstructured environment
  • Educational background may vary, from business through liberal art
  • Must have a passion for financial concepts and enjoy quantitative work in addition to strategic thinking

How to Apply

All candidates must apply online through lazard.com/careers. In instances where we recruit at your university, we also ask that you apply through your school’s career department. Please check with your career office to learn about on-campus recruiting presentations, resume drops and interview dates at your university.

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North America MBA

The Summer Associate Program

The Summer Associate Program is a ten-week internship for students in their penultimate year of MBA, law, or graduate school. We typically hire 15-20 Summer Associates per class year, with the goal of offering successful candidates a full-time opportunity to join the firm upon graduation.

Placement

Internships are offered in each of our offices across the U.S.:

New York: Summer Associates work across different industry groups within M&A and Restructuring (with 1 major and 1-2 minor concentrations). M&A groups include: Consumer/Retail, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Industrials, Power/Energy/Infrastructure, Real Estate, and Telecom/Media/Technology. Opportunities are also available with Capital Markets Advisory. 

Chicago: M&A or Restructuring

Houston: Oil & Gas

Los Angeles: Aerospace and Defense, Consumer/Retail, Gaming and Lodging

San Francisco: Healthcare or Technology

Training and Development

Summer Associates participate in a one-week intensive and comprehensive training program in New York City. Summer Associates receive both a junior mentor (within their group) and a senior mentor (outside of their group), along with a dedicated staffer to oversee each individual’s internship experience. Additionally, the Summer Associate Program includes various social events with bankers across the Firm to provide ample networking opportunities.

Role and Responsibilities

Day-to-day activities of Summer Associates are dependent on their prior experiences and abilities, and may include: financial analysis and modeling, creation and preparation of client presentations, and interaction with clients, among other tasks.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of prior work experience, preferably in financial services
  • Currently matriculated at a MBA or other Master’s/graduate program and within 1-2 years of graduation
  • Top academic performer who is comfortable in an unstructured environment which values initiative, creativity, maturity, and poise
  • Strong quantitative background and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated, strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task, a team player

How to Apply

All candidates must apply online through lazard.com/careers. In instances where we recruit at your university, we also ask that you apply through your school’s career department. Please check with your career office to learn about on-campus recruiting presentations, resume drops and interview dates at your university. 

BROWSE OPPORTUNITIES

Learn about our MBA Diversity Fellowship  MBA Diversity Fellowship

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