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2022 Investment Banking Summer Analyst Program (San Francisco)

Intern - IB

San Francisco, CA

Company Profile

Cowen is a publicly traded investment bank focused on emerging growth companies. Cowen specializes in providing value added, high margin investment banking services and products to mid-size companies. Our clients are creating a profound impact on the economy and we are proud to manage their capital raising efforts and advise them on company-defining M&A transactions. With headquarters in New York and offices worldwide, Cowen is comprised of 250+ investment banking professionals and 1300+ employees overall.                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Program Description

Cowen’s Investment Banking Summer Analyst Program is a ten-week program that offers an unparalleled experience for rising university seniors. Approximately 40 students are hired annually across the U.S., with an ultimate goal of converting each intern into a full-time hire for the following year.

Training & Development

At the start of the internship program, a one-week formal training is held in New York City for all participants. Throughout the program, interns take part in weekly lunches with senior leaders throughout Cowen and are matched with Associate or Vice President level mentors to ensure a robust internship experience. Social events are part of each intern’s program, regardless of location, in an effort to better assimilate into the culture of our firm.

Role & Responsibilities

Interns can expect a fast-paced, demanding work environment that offers the chance to learn and grow professionally. Day-to-day activities of Summer Analysts vary, but include financial analysis and modeling, company and industry research, participating in the development of client presentations, and interactions with senior bankers and clients.



Successful candidates will exhibit a common-sense approach to problem solving and a strong desire to learn, in addition to showing initiative, integrity, and creativity. The firm values individuals who are demonstrated team players and can interact with all levels of the organization. Strong academic performance, exceptional interpersonal skills, and superior analytical and communication skills are essential.



To qualify as a candidate for Cowen's 2022 Investment Banking Summer Analyst Program you must have an anticipated graduation date between December 2022 and June 2023.

Internships are offered in each of our US offices including New York, San Francisco, Dallas and Detroit (Birmingham). Group opportunities and interview process differ slightly between locations. Applicants may apply and be considered for up to 2 locations.

This application is specific to opportunities with the Cowen San Francisco office. San Francisco has internship opportunities in Healthcare, Consumer, M&A, or Technology (TMT). San Francisco applicants will complete a group-specific interview process and receive group-specific offers.




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