JUMP Investors (www.jumpinvestors.com), a Los Angeles-based entrepreneurial venture capital investment firm, is interviewing for our annual summer internship program. We are looking for incredibly talented, hard-working, passionate, creative, and highly motivated interns to work on a fun, travel-related portfolio company. This is a teaching internship – it is unpaid and requires students to receive school credit. We also require our interns to be in Los Angeles – we do not offer remote internships.
This is a unique opportunity to work closely with a well-known, successful, LA-based serial entrepreneur and investor: the CEO of JUMP Investors is a co-founder of Akamai Technologies, and his venture capital investments have included many exits through acquisition or IPO’s including Google, Seagate, Lyft, Didi, and many others.
Interns will gain invaluable hands-on experience on how to build a startup, engage in regular / almost daily interactions with our CEO, and gain exposure to multiple industries and industry leaders. As part of our summer intern program, we have an exciting guest speaker program through which entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and other well-known executives and industry leaders share their experiences with our interns. Our past guest speakers have included the founder and CEO of LegalZoom and The Honest Company; the late CEO of Zappos, the former head of technology at Snapchat; the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of First Pacific Advisors and former Morningstar Manager of the Decade; the CEO of Kayne Anderson / former Vice Chairman of Apollo Global Management; the co-founder and President of Moelis & Company; the CEO of ICM Partners; the founder and Managing Partner of Anthem Venture Partners; Anthony Barr of the Minnesota Vikings; former NBA player Metta World Peace, and many others.
Our best performing interns will earn a lifetime mentor – our CEO remains in regular contact with interns dating back 18 years. During this period, successful internships and mentees at our firm have resulted in full-time and internship employment opportunities at many portfolio and other companies including Accenture, Altamont Capital, Amazon, Apollo Global Management, Ares Capital Management, Bain, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BCG Digital Ventures, Capital Group, Citigroup, CollarCard, Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Google, Groupon, Houlihan Lokey, JP Morgan, JUMP Investors, Jet.com, Lazard, McKinsey & Company, Morgan Stanley, Oaktree, Oliver Wyman, PayPal, Pegasus Tech Ventures, Piper Jaffray, PWC, SteelHouse, UBS, Uptake, Visa, Vista Equity, Walton Street Capital, Wells Fargo, ZipRecruiter, and many others.
This year, two of our former interns were named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. In addition, one of our former interns was the first employee and former COO of Uptake (a $4 billion current valuation), and another was the sixth employee at DoorDash ($51 billion valuation) – both of which resulted from introductions and recommendations from our CEO to the founders of those companies.
The primary responsibilities of our interns will be to conduct detailed research on Sandee, a beach and travel-related technology startup that is focused on the $5 trillion per year beach tourism business. Interns will also work on marketing plans, social media strategy, public relations outreach, media curation, web design, quality assurance, writing / blogs, and related projects to Sandee. Our successful candidates must have a great work ethic, an outstanding attitude, very thorough research skills, incredible attention to detail, creativity, and ingenuity.
We hire students from a wide range of backgrounds and majors, and although these are not necessary, a background in startups, marketing, social media, UI/UX design, software engineering, data science, and creative writing are helpful.
If interested, please apply here.