VC Internship @ Sands Capital Ventures in Arlington, VA

Sands Capital Ventures is a SEC-registered venture capital investment firm, located in Arlington, Virginia, minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. Sands Capital Ventures principally manages funds that invest in private businesses in technology, life sciences, and consumer industries, on a global basis.   Sands Capital Ventures is an affiliate of Sands Capital Management, an investment firm founded in 1992 that manages approximately $45 billion in long only, concentrated public company portfolios. 

Identified below are our Core Values that we hold in high regard and believe are critical for high-performing teams and individuals at Sands Capital:

Integrity & Trust: Do what is right, not what is popular. Deliver on commitments.

Client-Centered: Always act in the best interest of our clients.

Commitment to Excellence: Strive to learn and improve. Implement best practices.

Position Summary / Primary Responsibilities

The Sands Capital Ventures (SCV) Intern will participate in an internship program assisting the SCV team with all aspects of the venture investing process. Examples include: thesis development and sourcing, deal tracking and monitoring, diligence, investment memo preparation and deal execution. The Intern will be expected to conduct market and technical research, identify promising companies, and assist with ad-hoc projects. The Intern will also complete a thesis development project working closely with a senior investor to develop SCV’s market view on a promising area of investment. The Intern will be expected to be a self-starter with a deep interest in technology, life sciences, startups and venture capital. The Internship program is approximately 10 weeks long.

Skills and Qualifications

·        Undergraduate or graduate students in technology, the biological sciences, engineering, or other relevant fields; hands-on research experience is desirable

·        A genuine and demonstrable interest in business analysis and investment research

·        Strong communication skills

·        Basic understanding of accounting and financial modeling

·        Exceptional work ethic and ability to complete assignments on time with limited supervision

Additional Information

To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume that specifically outlines your qualifications for the position and why you want to work at Sands Capital Ventures.

If you wish to apply for this position, please do so via Sands Capital Management’s Careers page at: There, you will find more information on each internship position we have available within the Life Sciences and Technology Sectors.


If interested, please apply here.

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