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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Intern - Undergraduate

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Salary: $K - $K

University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO) provides investment management services to UVA and its associated organizations. We are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and monitoring investment strategies for a $14 billion endowment portfolio. Our portfolio is invested globally across a broad range of asset classes and strategies including public equity, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, real estate, resources, cryptocurrencies, credit, fixed income, and derivatives. The vast majority of our investments are implemented through long-term partnerships with world-class external fund managers. The Investment Intern position is a unique opportunity to join a team of experienced investment professionals motivated to generate exceptional returns to further the mission of UVA.

Why Join Us

 

  • Learn from top investment managers across the globe: Through existing and potential new partnerships, interns have the opportunity to engage with exceptional investment managers across asset classes, providing an unparalleled learning opportunity. We scour all corners of the world for investment opportunities and interns play a critical role in assessing these opportunities.
  • Support UVA’s mission: Investment returns drove a $6.2 billion increase in the value of the endowment over the trailing five-year period ended June 30, 2022, which directly supports scholarships, programs, research, and other initiatives to benefit current and future students, faculty, patients, and staff of the University. Interns have an immediate impact on UVIMCO’s work through research and analysis that contribute meaningfully to investment decisions.
  • Strong culture: UVIMCO fosters a collegial, flat, and collaborative work environment. The firm prioritizes employee well-being and maintains a strong work-life balance. Staff is united by a passion for our mission, a love of learning, and a commitment to preserving UVIMCO’s record of excellence.
  • Generous employment benefits: UVIMCO offers a competitive base salary and a business casual work setting. We are located on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, VA.

 

Position Overview

 

The Investment internship generally spans 10 weeks over the course of the summer in our offices in Charlottesville. Investment Interns work as an integral member of a small, flat team, interfacing directly with senior management to research and evaluate investment opportunities. Responsibilities include:

 

  • Work across the investment team to research global investment themes and conduct external manager due diligence across various asset classes
  • Conduct relevant quantitative analysis to evaluate current and prospective investment managers
  • Participate in diligence meetings with external investment managers
  • Prepare and present investment recommendations alongside senior staff
  • Attend internal investment committee meetings and contribute independent opinions
  • Assess current opportunities and risks for various investment strategies across public and private markets
  • Complete special projects as directed by senior management

 

Position Requirements

 

  • Working towards an undergraduate degree (degree in finance, economics, math, data / quantitative analysis, or engineering disciplines preferred) with excellent academic credentials
  • Demonstrated passion for investing and global markets with a high level of curiosity
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and strong attention to detail
  • Outstanding quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • High level of professionalism and integrity
  • Ability to be resourceful and work independently

 

To Find Out More – Connect with Us

Members of the investment team at UVIMCO are deeply connected to the University, many are alumni themselves, and are eager to engage with students interested in careers at UVIMCO or investment management more broadly. Curious or interested candidates are encouraged to reach out to speak with a member of our team to learn more about UVIMCO, our investment program, and the professional development possibilities in the Investment Intern role for those looking to hone their investment skillset. We are available to set up informational calls, though our location in Charlottesville affords us the privileged opportunity to meet with interested students in-person over lunch or coffee. Email UVIMCO@uvimco.org to get connected.