Placement and duration

The Public Finance Summer Analyst Program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to master the analytical, quantitative and interpersonal skills necessary to develop an exciting and rewarding career on Wall Street. All Public Finance Summer Analysts, both New York and San Francisco based, go through training in New York. The Summer Program is designed to provide a realistic view of our businesses by having Summer Analysts assume the functions of Full-time Analysts. Summer Analysts are placed directly with a group in Public Finance, where opportunities exist in one of the following product areas: Syndicate, Infrastructure, Higher Education, Public Power and Utilities, Housing, and Health Care.

Training program

All Summer Analysts participate in an orientation program that covers the Firm’s businesses and the transition from the academic to the corporate world, creating the chance to establish a network throughout the Firm globally. Public Finance Summer Analysts then attend divisional Sales and Trading training, where they learn the core skills required to be successful on the job. The curriculum includes daily market updates, accounting, credit risk analysis, business overview speaker series, fundamental and advanced product and technical training, and registration preparation. In addition, Summer Analysts have several opportunities to network with peers, mentors and managers through teambuilding sessions, learning lunches, community service, social events 

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Summer Analysts in Public Finance will collaborate with Full-time employees to develop the skills they will need to have a successful summer, including:

  • Develop structuring, cash flow financial models.
  • Draft presentation materials, memos and proposals to generate new business.
  • Shadow full-time employees as they communicate complex ideas and solutions with potential and existing clients.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are pursuing an undergraduate degree, as a junior, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. A concentration in Government, Political Science, Public Policy or Economics is preferred.
  • You have advanced knowledge of Excel (preferred).
  • You are a highly focused, goal-oriented, insightful, creative, quantitative and detail-oriented team player and multi-tasker.
  • You have a strong work ethic, initiative, enthusiasm, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a compelling interest in and knowledge of the financial markets, specifically in municipals and public finance.