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Private Equity Intern

At Berkshire Partners, we celebrate diversity and believe that each person has a unique background, experience, and perspective based on multiple social identities, including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical ability, and religious, cultural, or political affiliation. As a firm, we aspire to reflect the diversity of society and the communities where we operate and our commitment to this belief is central to our purpose of building enduring value through exceptional teams. 


The Berkshire Partners Private Equity Internship was created with our purpose in mind and is designed to provide career opportunities for traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in private equity including but not limited to Women, Black, Latinx, Native American, LGBTQ+, First-Generation Status, and/or ROTC or Dependents of Military Veterans candidates who are currently in their sophomore year of college pursuing an undergraduate degree. 



Position Summary

Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based private equity investment firm with more than $20Bn of assets under management and currently investing out of its $5.8Bn Fund X, is seeking to hire an intern for July 8 – August 16, 2024, working in the firm’s Private Equity business. Over the course of 6 weeks, interns will gain hands-on deal experience, assisting our investment team in evaluating new investment opportunities, researching industries and market sub-sectors, and working with existing portfolio companies on strategic initiatives and projects, including the sourcing, diligence, and execution of add-on acquisitions. Interns will work closely with investment team members from Associate through Managing Director and will generally be involved in day-to-day activities and responsibilities of an Associate at our firm.



Skills and Experience

  • Exceptional business analytic and quantitative skills
  • Long-term interest in the private equity industry
  • Proven ability to excel in team environments
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills
  • Unassailable character
  • Excellent academic track record
  • Active participation in an inclusive and equitable work environment