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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Intern - Undergraduate

Location: New York City, New York

Salary: $100K - $110K

KKR & Co. Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group.

KKR’s 2025 Summer Analyst Program is an opportunity for you to join a leading global investment firm, during your undergraduate career.

We are recruiting for Summer Analysts for KKR in our New York, Menlo Park, and San Francisco offices across our Capital Markets, Global Client Solutions, Global Impact, Global Macro Balance Sheet & Risk, Infrastructure, Insurance Strategy & Strategic Finance, Leveraged Credit, Private Credit, Private Equity, and Real Estate businesses. While the role will differ slightly across teams, Summer Analysts will be involved in helping identify attractive investment themes and opportunities, synthesizing industry and market data and analyzing potential investments. Following the conclusion of the internship, 2026 full-time offers may be extended to exceptional performers.

Business Descriptions

Capital Markets

KKR Capital Markets (KCM) supports our firm, portfolio companies, and third-party clients by providing tailored capital markets advice and developing and implementing capital solutions for investments and companies seeking financing. The Equity and Debt Capital Markets teams, respectively, within KCM assist our portfolio companies and third-party clients with financing and capital structure improvement. Summer Analysts will have the chance to work with our team to become integral members of the deal process while learning valuable analytical and financial structuring skills across a variety of KKR investments. The Co-Investments & Partnerships Team within KCM works directly with KKR’s investing teams across the firm’s geographies and strategies to raise capital, structure, and execute transactions for the firm. Summer Analysts will work alongside the broader team to cultivate deep relationships with LPs and other investors to help guide their investment teams through co-investment opportunities.

Global Client Solutions

KKR’s Global Client Solutions (“KCS”) consists of ~270 experienced professionals globally dedicated to understanding investor objectives, delivering thought leadership, and offering investment solutions customized to meet the needs of our clients.

KCS includes three underlying sub-teams:

  • Institutional Client Solutions: responsible for direct outreach to institutional clients and prospects
  • Global Wealth Solutions: responsible for direct outreach to wealth platforms, advisors, clients, and prospects
  • Global Product Strategy: responsible for managing the various products and offerings across KKR’s platform

Global Macro Balance Sheet and Risk

The Global Macro Balance Sheet and Risk “GBR” team integrates multiple businesses under one umbrella – Global Macro Asset and Allocation, Balance Sheet, Portfolio Construction and Analytics, Strategic Partnerships, Global Wealth Investment Strategy, and Derivatives and Liability Management. The ideal candidate works well in a team-driven environment, is highly motivated, intelligent, has sound judgment and has a demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. They have excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and organizational skills. They are highly analytical and detail oriented, with problem solving capability, have a desire to work in a team environment with dynamic roles and an ability to work independently. They are intellectually curious and have a high level of accountability.

Balance Sheet

The Balance Sheet group at KKR is seeking a Summer Analyst, based in New York, to assist with all aspects of managing the firm’s Balance Sheet. The Balance Sheet role is unique in that it marries aspects of macroeconomic, investing, corporate strategy / development and finance roles in a single position within the firm. Key responsibilities of the Balance Sheet include (i) tracking, evaluating and adjusting our asset allocation decisions, (ii) evaluating specific investment opportunities, including co-investments, new fund or strategy seeding and corporate M&A, (iii) raising capital for KKR through debt, equity and structured solutions, (iv) evaluation of Capital Markets opportunities and risk levels and (iv) forecasting and analysis of KKR’s financial condition and outlook as a firm.

Specific tasks that we envision a Summer Analyst assisting with include, but are not limited to, (i) creating and presenting analysis on investments, financings and forecasts, (ii) updating and maintaining firm models and cash flow forecasts, (iii) evaluating and monitoring ongoing risks and opportunities in our debt and equity KCM business and (iv) producing marketing materials and working with third parties (banks, counsel, outside investors, etc.) to execute financings for the firm. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in finance, corporate strategy and investing with some financial and accounting knowledge or experience. A finance / accounting / business administration major is not specifically required.

Derivatives & Liability Management

The Derivatives & Liability Management team is responsible for the negotiation, structuring, execution, and management of all risk management derivatives hedging and financing solutions. The Derivatives team covers FX, interest rates, and equity derivatives, while the Liability Management team focuses on subscription line and NAV financing as well as other bespoke solutions. The team works across the full spectrum of KKR funds, strategies, geographies, and asset classes. Summer analysts will be involved in all aspects of the deal processes, from inception to execution and will assist with all full-time analyst responsibilities.

Global Macro & Asset Allocation

The Global Macro & Asset Allocation (GMAA) group partners with KKR investment teams and senior management to develop views on economic growth, secular trends, and relative value, to help inform global investing, asset allocation, and risk management decisions, both internally and externally. KKR is seeking a talented Summer Analyst to work with the U.S. GMAA team in New York. Key responsibilities may include (i) developing thematic research on macro and industry trends that will inform KKR investment strategy across its businesses (ii) building multivariate models to forecast growth and valuation trends (iii) conducting quantitative and fundamental research across a wide array of asset classes which may include: equities, bonds, currencies, commodities, alternatives, and derivatives (iv) synthesizing findings into research summaries, reports, and presentations. Ideal candidates will have backgrounds in finance, economics, and statistics. They should have strong quantitative, analytical, and communication skills. They should have a team orientation, positive attitude, and willingness to help wherever necessary.

Global Wealth Investment Strategy

The Global Wealth Investment Strategy group, which is embedded in the Global Macro, Balance Sheet, and Risk department, partners with KKR investment teams, client solutions, and senior management to develop views on economic growth, secular trends, and relative value, to help advise our wealth management partners on macroeconomics and asset allocation. KKR is seeking a talented Summer Analyst to work with the team in New York. Key responsibilities may include (i) developing thematic research on macro and industry trends that will inform KKR investment strategy across its businesses (ii) building multivariate models to forecast growth and valuation trends (iii) conducting quantitative and fundamental research across a wide array of asset classes which may include: equities, bonds, currencies, commodities, alternatives, and derivatives (iv) synthesizing findings into research summaries, reports, and presentations. Ideal candidates will have backgrounds in finance, economics, or statistics. The candidate should have strong quantitative, analytical, and communication skills as well as strong work-ethic and a can-do attitude.

Global Impact

KKR Global Impact is a private equity strategy that scales companies providing commercial solutions to critical global challenges. The team is focused thematically on sectors including climate action, lifelong learning, sustainable living and inclusive growth. Summer Analysts will work closely with the dedicated team to support thesis development, industry research and sourcing while gaining exposure to live deal diligence and portfolio company support. We seek candidates who are highly motivated, intellectually curious, analytical, well-rounded and authentically passionate about impact investing.

Infrastructure

KKR’s Infrastructure private equity group invests out of multiple funds (including a ~$17bn Flagship Global Infra fund, ~$9bn Core Infrastructure fund, and the new Climate fund) and as a result has a broad, global mandate. The team invests in asset heavy businesses across the Communications, Transportation, Energy Transition, and various Industrial and Social end markets. The team’s investments range from control buyouts to corporate partnerships to growth-oriented financings. The group has team members across the Menlo Park, New York, and Houston offices. Summer Analysts will be stepping into the shoes of a full-time analyst and perform financial analysis, due diligence, industry research, as well as attend meetings with management teams, among other responsibilities. The team is looking for candidates who are a strong cultural fit with excellent academic credentials, a passion for investing, and an interest in covering a broad range of industry verticals and transaction types. The role will be based in Menlo Park or New York.

Insurance Strategy & Strategic Finance

The KKR Insurance Team creates differentiated and tailored solutions for KKR’s insurance company clients. KKR has identified the insurance channel as one of its key priorities and growth opportunities, as it seeks to further increase its penetration in the global insurance market. The KKR Insurance Team works across a number of verticals, including Insurance Client Solutions, Structured Products, and Strategic Initiatives. The Insurance Client Solutions team focuses on relationship management, business development and servicing for KKR’s insurance asset management clients. The Structured Products team works to provide investment opportunities and insights tailored to Insurance companies. The Strategic Initiatives team focuses on our relationship with Global Atlantic, our wholly-owned affiliate, and other strategic activity in insurance. The summer analyst will have the opportunity to work across the full Insurance platform and assist the team in each of these focus areas. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to teamwork and excellence; a strong and scrappy work ethic and desire to learn; and exceptional communication skills.

Leveraged Credit

KKR’s Leveraged Credit platform uses a fundamental, bottoms-up research approach to manage and invest over $52 billion of assets across a variety of asset classes and return profiles, with a primary focus on leveraged loans, high yield bonds, and convertible bonds.  Summer analysts will be engaged in all aspects of the investment process, including but not limited to: idea generation, research and due diligence, financial modeling, and presenting recommendations to the Investment Committee.  A successful candidate will be a self-starting, independent thinker with a strong work ethic and a passion for investing.

Private Credit – Asset Based Finance

Asset-Based Finance focuses on privately originated and negotiated investments with a focus on thematic investing in underserved, hard-to-access, and mispriced assets. We focus on 4 main segments with a multi-asset class approach up and down the capital structure – Mortgage Finance, Renewable Energy, Transportation and Consumer/Esoteric. We would look for our summer analyst(s) to plug directly into deal teams, supporting other team members on new deal underwriting & execution along with portfolio management and other tasks. This would include modeling, preparing internal and external memos, working together with management teams, and plenty of other activities. We’d like our analyst to be hard working, curious, thoughtful, and confident – strong math and logic skills are also a plus.

Private Credit – Credit Solutions

KKR’s Credit Solutions team sits within the firm’s Credit & Markets umbrella. It uniquely combines principal credit investing and capital markets capabilities to provide tailored debt financing solutions. The Private Credit investing team has access to nearly ~$30+ billion of capital, which it invests primarily in larger middle market companies across all industries. Depending on the situation and financing need, the team has the ability to invest across the debt capital structure, ranging from senior secured loans to junior, mezzanine and preferred equity solutions. The credit investing team also works closely with the KKR Capital Markets team, sharing ideas and resources that allow deal teams to take a holistic view and provide optimal financing solutions across both public and private markets.

Summer Analysts will be expected to become integral parts of deal teams over the summer. The Summer Analyst will be responsible for helping deal teams through all stages of the investment process, including preliminary diligence efforts, creation of committee materials, financial modeling, internal processes and more. A desire to learn, proactivity and an ability to come up the curve quickly to learn our business are the key attributes we are looking for in Summer Analysts.

Americas Private Equity

Financial Services & Technology

The America’s Private Equity Financial Services & Technology team invests out of KKR’s Flagship, Core, and Ascendant Private Equity funds broadly across a number of Financial Services subsectors, including insurance, wealth management, payments, and financial technology & software. Given the team’s lean staffing model, a successful candidate will have the opportunity to take on a high degree of responsibility and will contribute to the team’s efforts across the deal lifecycle, including investment sourcing, industry research, financial modeling, and portfolio company monitoring. We are looking for highly motivated, intellectually curious candidates with a demonstrated interest in investing.

Healthcare

The America’s Private Equity Healthcare Team invests in control buyouts, growth equity, and venture capital deals across the entire healthcare spectrum – from healthcare consumer franchises, multi-billion-dollar hospital networks, and novel biopharmaceuticals, to healthcare software start-ups – via the America’s Private Equity fund, Core Investments fund, and the Healthcare Strategic Growth Fund. Expected responsibilities for Summer Analysts include supporting the deal team across the deal lifecycle including initial investment diligence analysis and modeling, portfolio monitoring, and ongoing thematic work such as sector landscaping. The ideal Summer Analyst candidate is a self-starter and highly intellectually curious, has a deep interest in investing, possesses a strong quantitative foundation, and has a can-do attitude.

Industrials

The America’s Private Equity Industrials team looks at attractive investment opportunities across all Industrial sectors (including diversified manufacturing, building products, transportation, packaging, aerospace & defense, chemicals, and more) with a focus on employee engagement as a key driver of investment performance. Since the team was formed in 2010, KKR Industrials has been one of the most active private equity investors in the Industrials sector globally, having completed >$20 billion worth of acquisitions across sixteen platform investments. The Summer Analyst will serve as an integral member of the KKR Industrials team, assisting with new investment evaluation, financial analysis and modeling, and market research. In addition, the Summer Analyst will work with team members and Industry Advisors to progress value creation efforts at existing portfolio companies. The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical and interpersonal skills, thrive in team-based environments, and have a strong desire to grow and develop as an investor.

Media & Tech Services

The America’s Private Equity Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) team focuses on larger scale investments across an exciting and dynamic ecosystem, and employs a flexible mandate spanning leveraged buyouts, majority / minority growth investments, PIPEs, and public toeholds. The Media & Tech Services team in New York has particular focus areas across media, entertainment, sports, data & analytics, advertising / marketing, education, telecom, and IT services. Our investment philosophy is thematic, growth-oriented, and hands-on with a bias towards market leading platforms that have differentiated content, data and / or software. Given the team’s lean staffing model, a successful candidate will have the opportunity to take on significant responsibility and will contribute to our efforts across the deal lifecycle, including theme development, new investment evaluation, due diligence, financial modeling, and portfolio company oversight. We are looking for highly motivated, intellectually curious candidates with a passion for the TMT sector and demonstrated interest in investing.

Real Estate

Real Estate Credit

KKR Real Estate Credit invests in performing commercial real estate debt, secured by high-quality real estate across asset classes managed by top-tier sponsors in major cities. KKR Real Estate Credit originates loans and invests in securities across the risk-return spectrum from stabilized to heavy transitional business plans via its KREF, KROX, KREST, RECOP I/II, RESTAC and Global Atlantic capital bases. Summer Analysts will build analytical and professional skills by working on live deals through all stages of the deal process from origination to deal closing or by working on the asset management of already closed deals. Summer Analysts will be responsible for helping the team underwrite properties, perform market research, participate in deal presentation, and present their recommendations to the investment committee. KKR Real Estate Credit is looking for candidates eager to be a part of a high-growth platform who are team-oriented with a passion for investing and a demonstrated interest in real estate.

Real Estate Equity

KKR Real Estate Private Equity invests in real estate property, companies, and platforms across asset classes and the risk-return spectrum. KKR Real Estate Private Equity uses a thematic approach to evaluate opportunities globally with over $30Bn currently under management. A Real Estate Private Equity Summer Analyst at KKR will have the opportunity to gain a unique investment experience and develop an advanced and broad real estate/financial skill set. A Summer Analyst will be integrally involved with many aspects of the real estate investment process, including: analyzing potential acquisition and development opportunities in commercial and residential real estate; contributing to key diligence work streams including financial modeling, gathering and synthesizing industry/market data, and coordinating with legal, tax and commercial diligence advisors; and assisting with monitoring/executing business plans for existing real estate investments. KKR Real Estate Private Equity is looking for candidates eager to be a part of a high-growth platform who are team-oriented with a passion for investing and a demonstrated interest in real estate. The team has offices in New York City and San Francisco and is hiring Summer Analysts for both locations.

Primary Qualifications and Skills:

  • Anticipated graduation date from an undergraduate program in December 2025 – June 2026
  • Outstanding academic record
  • Aptitude for critical and creative thinking across the quantitative and qualitative spectrum
  • Self-starter; comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to learn quickly with clear intellectual curiosity and self-motivation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work both independently and within teams
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Exceptional work ethic and sense of urgency

 

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This is the expected annual base salary range for this New York-based position. Actual salaries may vary based on factors, such as skill, experience, and qualification for the role. Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus, based on factors such as individual and team performance.
Base Salary Range
$100,000$110,000 USD

KKR is an equal opportunity employer.  Individuals seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by applicable law.