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Web 3/NFT Intern

VanEck is a privately held global asset management firm founded in 1955. We develop forward-looking, intelligently designed, active and ETF strategies that strengthen long-term portfolios. We will provide qualified individuals with outstanding education and growth opportunities. If you are a high-energy individual with a strong work ethic, excellent team skills, and outstanding communication skills, we would like to speak with you.
The Web3 Business unit is looking for applicants that have a passion for digital assets including NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), have experience in navigating secondary market places such as Opensea, use of communications platforms such as Discord & Twitter, and have some experience in minting and/or trading NFTs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Includes the following, other duties may be assigned as needed:
  • Alpha Research – Alpha within the NFT space is defined as “purposeful Leaks of information” provided by the respective projects and team. It is NOT Insider information, but instead is public information that engaged community members gather and make purchasing decisions on. Candidates would be provided the projects that they are expected to follow and will listen to AMAs (Ask Me Anything) calls, Twitter spaces, and consume written content. They will then share relevant “Alpha” their Manager; package Alpha research and other findings at least weekly
  • Introduce new NFT projects to Manager with finding on team, roadmap, capitalization structure and other useful data points.
  • Gain introductions to participate in various Alpha groups
  • Listen to and provide notes on specific Podcasts, and webinars related to new NFT projects, disruptive solutions, etc.
  • Must have - Intermediate to advanced experience in Buying and Selling NFTs
  • Must have - Strong knowledge of Ethereum blockchain, knowledge of Solana and others in addition to Ethereum are a plus.
  • Experience with writing smart contract is a plus!
  • Loves spreadsheets and Analysis
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. 
  • A working knowledge of Internet, PowerPoint, MS Word and Excel.
  • Roll up your sleeve work ethic.
  • Professional demeanor.
Education and/or Experience                                            
  • Currently entering junior level (3rd year) or beyond within a 4 year college program.
  • Some experience within a corporate environment is helpful but not required.
To perform successfully and gain the most from this internship, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Professional demeanor
  • Capacity for learning new procedures/ideas
  • Motivation
  • Enthusiasm
Language Skills                                           
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
In order to be considered for this position, please submit resume with the subject line In Intern - Web3 & NFT Research Associate to