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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Intern - Undergraduate

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Salary: $100K - $100K

William Blair has delivered trusted advice for nearly nine decades, and we continue to deepen our expertise and relationships across regions, asset classes, and markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  Private Wealth Management advises high-net-worth individuals and families, foundations, and endowments on investing, wealth planning, lending, and philanthropy. Through a continuing dialogue with clients, advisors provide customized investment strategies built on financial expertise and an unwavering focus on clients’ evolving needs. The firm has been a well-respected provider of private wealth management for over 85 years and has won several awards from Barron’s and Forbes for best wealth advisors and wealth advisor teams.

ABOUT THE TEAM:

Applicants selected to interview for a Capital Markets Summer Analyst position will interview for a role within either our Equity Capital Markets (ECM) team or Private Capital Markets (PCM) team.

By connecting growth-oriented companies with a global network of stable, high-quality, long-term investors, our Equity Capital Markets (ECM) group delivers compelling results for issuers of IPOs, public and confidential follow-on offerings, PIPEs, registered direct offerings, convertibles, and private placements. 

By harnessing extensive market knowledge, structuring expertise, deep investor relationships, and access to a wide range of funding alternatives, our Private Capital Markets (PCM) group helps companies seeking growth capital, acquisition financing, and shareholder liquidity.

 

We know you have choices on how you spend your summer but encourage you to apply for William Blair’s 2025 Capital Markets Summer Analyst Program. Take the opportunity to build on the fundamentals of your academic background, gain practical knowledge to help prepare you for your next steps and be part of an organization that fosters innovation and invests in our most important asset, our people. 

JOB SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The summer program provides all analysts with unique opportunities to:

  • Work alongside managing directors, directors, and vice presidents in ECM or PCM origination and across sector coverage groups over the course of the 9-week program
  • Take on all functions of a full-time analyst
  • Receive direct client exposure in a culture of collaboration and accountability
  • Originate and execute equity and equity-linked offerings across William Blair’s client coverage universe
  • Industry and company research
  • Financial modeling and analysis on market capacity for issuers of equity or equity-linked securities with general supervision
  • Support ECM Origination and sector coverage groups in preparing commitment committee, filing, and selling memorandums, and investor targeting materials
  • Work alongside Equity Syndicate, Institutional Sales & Trading, and Research during offering execution process to coordinate feedback on deal messaging, company peers, and the capital markets broadly
  • Compile and prepare appropriate marketing materials detailing the perspective and recommendation on the capital markets and highlighting William Blair’s equity and distribution platform

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Pursuing undergraduate bachelor’s degree with anticipated graduation between December 2025 – June 2026
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above preferred (but open to all applicants)
  • Undergraduate major: all majors considered
  • General understanding of accounting and finance
  • Demonstrated interest in the life sciences and understanding of scientific concepts
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • You are adaptable in an ever-changing environment and can manage through change with a high degree of emotional maturity
  • You are highly motivated, detail oriented, and thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Willingness to locate to Chicago or New York City

In accordance with the New York City’s Pay Transparency Law, a reasonable estimate of the base salary range is $110,000 at the time of posting. Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits.

Throughout the 9-week program, summer analysts are evaluated for opportunities in our full-time class, upon graduation.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a link to complete our pre-interview assessment, Suited, which will need to be completed within 48 hours. Please monitor your spam folder, as the email may get caught in spam filters.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Apply by February 29th to be considered for this opportunity.