Baird | Wealth Management, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Investment Banking Offered by Baird

Are you looking to gain real world experience in a thriving, global financial services firm with an award-winning culture? Consider an internship and start building your career at Baird!

About our intern program:

Our competitive intern program offers interns exposure to the business world and a meaningful work experience. Interns are treated as valuable team members while learning from experienced professionals in a collaborative, fun and dynamic environment. Baird's summer intern program is a robust experience that includes an Intern Welcome Event, professional development, and networking with leaders and associates. Our interns have the opportunity to use a Baird Cares Day, a paid day to volunteer in the community. They are also eligible to apply for scholarships. Our mentor program gives interns an opportunity to network throughout Baird and learn about all the areas of the firm. To learn more, check out this video.

About Business Owner Solutions: Our Business Owner Solutions group provides M&A and transition planning services to lower middle-market and emerging companies. A Business Owner Solutions Intern plays a critical role in supporting the group’s Analysts/Associates in providing merger and acquisition services for the firm’s sell-side lower middle-market business clients. Learn more about our Business Owner Solutions team here

Internship Location, Availability, and Hours: Located in our Louisville office, interns must be able to work part-time, averaging 30 hours per week. We are seeking a student who can start following the end of Spring Semester 2024 and work year-round until Spring 2025.

As a Business Owner Solutions Intern, you will:

  • Play an integral role on advisory teams, providing analytical support on mergers and acquisitions, valuation, and other financial advisory services for our clients

  • Assist in the preparation of company marketability assessments, financial models, financial performance analysis, corporate and industry research, strategic analyses of companies, client presentations and marketing materials, and management presentations and offering memorandums

  • Develop your skills through broad exposure to both junior and senior team members and clients on a daily basis

  • Organize and manage multiple tasks and assignments in a fast-paced work environment

What we look for:

  • Candidates with a strong academic record and an interest in Finance. Must be currently enrolled in an MBA program

  • A general understanding of financial statements and the valuations of public and private businesses

  • Superior analytical skills, financial acumen and strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently, manage priorities, and meet specific deadlines

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel & PowerPoint

  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and reliability with a drive for continuous improvement

  • A desire to work in a fast-paced, professional environment, with the ability to hit the ground running

  • Some experience in a business setting preferred

What makes this opportunity great:

  • An intern will gain relevant experience in all areas of a M&A transaction, from preparation of pitch materials to observing the execution phase by senior team members

  • We provide a unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership

  • An intern will achieve professional development by working with lean advisory teams which will provide greater responsibility and daily interaction with senior team members and clients

Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

Baird is committed to inclusion & diversity for our clients, our associates and the communities where we live and work. This commitment stems from our culture of integrity, genuine concern for others and respect for the individual. We view inclusion & diversity as an ongoing journey – one of shared responsibility, continuous improvement and a focus on progress. We invite you to join us as we work together to foster an environment where diversity unites rather than divides us. Learn more here.

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