Off Cycle Internship

A 4-6 month internship in any of our business areas – investments, client solutions, services or corporate operations – targeted at top performing undergraduate or postgraduate students, typically in the final stages of their studies. The internship will provide you with valuable insight into our business and hands-on experience. For top performers in the investment areas, a progression to a permanent role (Financial Analyst or Associate) is possible but not guaranteed.

Summer Internship Program (Europe)

The primary purpose of the Partners Group Summer Internship is to provide a pathway to a private markets career for candidates from backgrounds that are typically under-represented in financial services. It is a unique opportunity for university students and recent graduates with top credentials to launch an exciting and challenging career with a world-leading private markets manager. It is a hands-on program designed to equip successful applicants with the financial and analytical skills required to succeed in private markets investing, through a mixture of teaching and on-the-job experience. Successful completion of the Internship could lead to the offer of a position in our Financial Analyst Program.

What we expect

  • Outstanding academic credentials: The Internship is open to penultimate and final year undergraduate and graduate level students. We accept candidates from any field of study, as long as they can demonstrate a genuine interest in private markets.
  • Strong analytical capabilities: Investing in private markets requires professionals who can quickly and comprehensively learn and master new skills, with an emphasis on quantitative and analytical capabilities. Candidates must enjoy solving problems in a high-pressure environment.
  • A long-term perspective: Private markets investments are long-term in nature. We build our teams with professionals who are focused on taking responsibility for investment outcomes over the long run, and are attracted by the opportunity to build a career with our firm.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills: We look for candidates who could collaborate well with our clients internally but who can also represent Partners Group externally with all of our stakeholders. Our business language is English; additional languages are highly valued.
  • A great story: We are especially interested in individuals with compelling life and work experiences. We are looking for people who can bring diverse experiences and expertise to the firm.
  • A strong work ethic and a professional demeanor.
  • Energy and passion: We want professionals who are ready to work hard and positively contribute to our culture and our success.
  • We strongly encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented backgrounds, including women and candidates from ethnic minority groups.

 

What we offer

  • Comprehensive private markets investment training with the potential to lead to a permanent position with the firm: Following the Internship, participants can expect to be equipped for a successful career in the private markets investment industry, a growing segment of the asset management industry.
  • On-the-job exposure across a wide range of industries, geographies and live deal situations: Internship participants will spend the summer in one of our investment teams (private equity, private debt, private real estate and private infrastructure) where they will gain exposure to all the stages of a private markets transaction – from investment sourcing, assessment and due diligence to closing and managing the portfolio assets.
  • Independent investment project: Over the course of the summer, each intern will develop an investment opportunity that they will propose to their team. This provides exposure to all aspects of an investment analysis. Previous intern proposals have progressed to be actively pursued investment opportunities.
  • Regular mentoring from an experienced manager and continuous exposure to senior members of the firm through the course of training and business activities.

Summer Associate Program (Americas)

What it's about

Partners Group's Summer Associate Program  is an opportunity for early-stage professionals with top credentials to embark on a long-term and challenging career with a world-leading private markets manager. The primary purpose of the Summer Associate Program  is to provide a pathway to a private markets career for candidates from backgrounds that are typically under-represented in financial services. We are looking for outstanding candidates who will thrive and become active members in our entrepreneurial organization. Summer Associates will work on one of our investment teams (Private Equity, Private Infrastructure, Private Real Estate, Growth Equity) or portfolio operations team (Industry Value Creation) to gain immediate exposure to senior leaders and decision makers.

Throughout the internship, Summer Associates will work with deal captains to independently develop investment theses and write investment recommendations for presentation to investment committee. Summer Associates are expected to take full responsibility over one or several work streams of deal diligence and underwriting and/or portfolio company value creation initiatives. In addition to day-to-day deal work or portfolio company work, Summer Associates are to submit a capstone deliverable consisting of a prospective investment memorandum in support of Partners Group's thematic sourcing efforts.

Summer Associate Program Structure

  • 10-week summer internship at PG's regional HQ in Broomfield, CO (located midway between downtown Denver and Boulder)
  • Dedicated onboarding and training comprised of both internal best practices and external financial modeling training
  • Mentoring from an experienced manager and exposure to senior management
  • Following a successful internship, candidates may be invited to join their team the following graduation 

 

Candidate Background / Qualifications

  • Top academic credentials from a leading university and currently enrolled in a full-time, two-year MBA program (or equivalent Master's degree program)
  • Must have the right to work in the United States
  • Partners Group is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing talented individuals from diverse backgrounds with varied perspectives.
  • 2-5 years relevant full-time work experience, taking into account the below team descriptions:
  • Private Equity: The team focuses on control equity investments. The team targets investments in sub-sectors that exhibit transformative growth themes including Healthcare, Consumer, Industrials, TMT, and Financial/Business Services. Team members typically have experience working either in investment banking or in other principal investing roles.
  • Private Infrastructure:The team focuses on control and control-oriented Infrastructure investments. The team targets investments across Infrastructure sub-sectors including Energy, Communications, Transportation, Utilities, and Infrastructure Services. Team members typically have experience working either in corporate finance roles in relevant industries, investment banking, or in other principal investing roles.
  • Private Real Estate: The team focuses on value-add and opportunistic control equity investments. The team targets investments across various sectors including office, logistics/industrial, residential, and retail. Team members typically have experience working in real estate finance, asset management, or brokerage.
  • Industry Value Creation ("IVC"): This is PG’s operating team that provides industry insights on investment sourcing/due diligence efforts and works with portfolio companies to identify and drive projects to promote profitable growth.  Team members typically have experience working either in a consulting firm or in an operating company.
  • Growth Equity: The team focuses on direct investments in mid/late-stage Venture Capital.  The team has a broad mandate to invest across tech-enabled subsectors, including FinTech, e-commerce enablement, HealthTech, PropTech, Data & Analytics, AI/ML, and more.  The team also supports technical due diligence and digital value creation initiatives alongside the Private Equity & IVC teams. Team members typically have PE/VC, entrepreneurship, or engineering/tech backgrounds.

 

What we offer

Partners Group is a global financial institution that retains the culture, pace and agility of a start-up. As a growing firm, we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best talent, by offering a workplace where results are truly recognized and rewarded.  We offer a fantastic opportunity for you to grow:

  • Professional, international working environment
  • Challenging, rewarding internship within a growing company
  • Collaborative environment, with on-the-job training and mentorship opportunities
  • Competitive benefits and wellness package
  • Competitive compensation package, including performance based annual incentive
  • Fun office and team events, including volunteer opportunities to connect with and help our local communities

Make an impact on the organization by taking a lead role in the growth of our US business.  Our working environment is humble, inclusive and transparent, and the structure of the firm is flat.

At Partners Group, we thrive on new ideas for the benefit of our clients, our employees and our community.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and support diversity of perspectives.