VC Internship @ Nasdaq in New York City, NY


When you work at Nasdaq, you’re working for more open and transparent markets so that more people can access opportunities. Connections can be made, jobs can be built, and communities can thrive. We want all our employees to have access to opportunity, too. That means planning for career growth, ensuring you have the tools you need, and promoting a broad culture where we’re all valued for our outstanding perspective.

Here, you will work for a global tech leader committed to breaking down barriers to inclusive prosperity. We see technology as a means to free people up to work together more efficiently and effectively by centralizing data, analytics, and market intelligence.

We’re committed to building a more diverse and inclusive workforce. Not only is it our responsibility to do better, but we also need representative voices to power the fresh thinking that is vital for our business and our clients.

Interning at Nasdaq:

The Nasdaq Internship Program provides successful candidates with an outstanding opportunity to experience a relevant and immersive 10-week internship. As participants in the Nasdaq Internship Program, you will deliver real, impactful work within a business unit. You will work on a defined project and partner with a mentor, network with senior colleagues and present your project at the end of the program. You will also participate in learning development opportunities and meet with senior leaders.

What You Will Do:

Our Internship Program plays an important role within Nasdaq and is a comprehensive introduction to the software product development and fintech industry. For a college or University student, real-world professional business experience can put you above other candidates when you enter the job market upon graduation. You may also have the opportunity to join us full-time after successful completion of the program.

Our Interns work at a fast pace – just like all other Nasdaq Associates. From day one as a paid Intern, you’ll learn what it takes to work within a successful business and acquire highly marketable skills and experience. It’s learning by doing, not by getting coffee or filing all day. Our Interns take on the real-world projects that impact the business. You will work to get real world experience with how a fintech, software business operates. It’s a team-based environment that is both supportive and fun!

What You Will Do?

Launched in 2017, Nasdaq Ventures is a global venture investing program focused on cultivating talent and technology advancement within financial services spurring innovation that aligns with and accelerates our vision to reimagine the markets of tomorrow. We invest in early and growth stage startups across seven key themes: data analytics, artificial intelligence, RegTech and compliance, blockchain and digital assets, market infrastructure, new marketplaces, and ESG. The team has invested in 20 companies to date.

The Nasdaq Ventures Internship Program provides unique exposure to the world of corporate venture capital and financial technology. As an intern, you will assist the team in evaluating new investments and ad-hoc portfolio management projects. You will work collaboratively with the strategy leads for each of Nasdaq’s business units, network with senior colleagues, and meet dozens of passionate founders from across the globe.

Project Overview:

Assisting with the evaluation of new investment opportunities through initial company screening, industry research, archiving materials, and follow up meetings. Assisting with the diligence and execution of an investment, the evaluation, and execution of a bridge financing, or conducting industry research to inform corporate strategy decisions. Portfolio and pipeline management activities including tracking of opportunities, updating of project management tools, and business development to drive synergies between Nasdaq businesses and portfolio companies.

What We Expect:

  • Must be a rising senior enrolled full time for the upcoming semester in an accredited college or university in Finance, Business or related major and on-track to graduate
  • 10-week commitment with availability to start in June
  • Proactive, responsive team player who can thrive in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Motivated self-starter who is results-driven
  • Very strong quantitative skills
  • Exceptional use of Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint required

Come as You Are

Nasdaq is an equal opportunity employer. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, color, disability, national origin, ancestry, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.