VC Internship @ Guardian Ventures in New York, NY

Guardian Strategic Ventures (GSV) is the corporate venture capital arm of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest mutual life insurance companies in the United States. Guardian Life provides life, disability and dental insurance as well as employee benefits and 401(k) plans. GSV’s purpose is to invest in key, innovative technologies that will further the business’ key objectives, which includes themes in automation, data and artificial intelligence.
Position Summary:
The intern role at GSV is based at Guardian Life’s home office in NYC. The intern will have the opportunity to engage in venture capital fundamentals, including understanding the market landscape and prospecting investments based on both qualitative and quantitative analyses with a focus on the strategic relevance of the company. The intern will support team efforts including but not limited to sourcing deals, due diligence efforts, portfolio management and other operational initiatives.
Core Responsibilities:
  • Provide support to deal origination efforts, including market research, competitive analysis and financial modeling
  • Perform company analysis and company due diligence
  • Research, identify, and source new deal flow based on investment mandate
  • Prepare meetings with prospective start-ups that are relevant to the business
  • Actively screen, analyze, and help execute portfolio companies
  • Prepares pitch books, presentations, and other materials
  • Participate in reporting of current and/or prospective strategic investments
  • Meet with management teams and industry experts to source new ideas

Minimum Requirements:
  • Currently a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field and in good academic standing
  • Some relevant work experiences
  • Experience managing complex projects and/or timelines
  • Passionate about innovation and technology trends and disrupting the status quo
  • Strong knowledge of venture capital, investment banking, or related
  • Self-starter, strong communication skills (verbal and written), hardworking team player
  • Proficient in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Commitment of at least 15-20 hours per week
About Guardian

Every day, Guardian gives 26 million Americans the security they deserve through our insurance and wealth management products and services. Since our founding in 1860, our long-term view has helped our customers prepare for whatever life brings whether starting a family, planning for the future or taking care of employees. Today, we’re a Fortune 250 mutual company and a leading provider of life, disability and other benefits for individuals, at the workplace and through government sponsored programs. The Guardian community of ~9000 employees and our network of over 2750 financial representatives is committed to serving with expertise when, where and how our clients need us. Our commitments rest on a strong financial foundation, which at year-end 2017 included $8.0 billion in capital and $1.6 billion in operating income. For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

If interested, please apply here.
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