Summer Intern Undergrad (2021): Growth Equity / Venture Capital Investment Teams

Boston, MA & Menlo Park, CA

**Please note that recruitment for 2021 interns will not begin until Spring of 2020, please do not expect an immediate response, we will be in touch as recruitment formally begins. No individual phone conversations will be granted at this time.

Who we are 

Founded in 1984, Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm that is currently managing more than $19 billion in capital dedicated to growth equity, fixed income and public equity opportunities. Summit invests across growth sectors of the economy and has invested in more than 500 companies in ecommerce, technology, healthcare and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 140 public equity offerings, and more than 190 have been acquired through strategic mergers and sales. For more information, please see or on Twitter at @SummitPartners.

What you’ll do

Summer Interns in the Growth Equity or Venture Capital group function as integral members of an experienced professional deal team. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supporting Summit Partners' effort to shape new investment themes and identify potential deal candidates
  • Assisting in all aspects of the investment process
  • Conducting market and industry research to identify and qualify investment opportunities, largely in private companies
  • Helping with transaction-specific responsibilities such as due diligence and quantitative analysis

What you’re like

Summer Interns who join Summit Partners possess a strong record of academic achievement at the undergraduate level from a leading college or university. Successful candidates will have a proven track record of leadership skills, outstanding academic achievements and extra-curricular honors including in some cases success in collegiate athletics. While we prefer candidates who have an understanding of economics, accounting, and/or corporate finance, majoring in these fields is not a requirement.

The Summer Intern position requires highly motivated, detail-oriented individuals with strong analytical and communication skills. Interns must be able to think quickly and will work in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidates must have a proven track record of leadership skills. 


This is a paid, temporary position that is not eligible for the Firm’s standard benefits package.  In this position your work schedule is typically Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm with overtime to be expected.  This schedule may vary from week to week. The Summer Intern program is typically 10 weeks in duration. Strong performing Summer Interns could have an opportunity to join Summit as a full-time employee upon graduation. We have roles in both our Boston and Menlo Park offices


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Summit Partners is an equal opportunity employer in all its employment practices, and affirms that there shall be no discrimination against any Employee or applicant for employment on grounds of a person’s race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sex, sexual orientation, genetic characteristics and information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship status, ancestry, or any other legally protected characteristic.  This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, overtime, job classification, assignments, working conditions, promotions, transfers, separation, reemployment and all other conditions of employment.