Venture Capital Intern (Summer 2024)
JUMP Investors (www.jumpinvestors.com), a Los Angeles-based entrepreneurial venture capital investment firm, is interviewing for our annual 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 interns to work in Los Angeles.
This is a very unique opportunity to work closely with a well-known, successful, LA-based serial entrepreneur and investor – the CEO of JUMP is a co-founder of Akamai Technologies and his venture capital investments have included many exits through acquisitions or IPOs.
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 CEO of Zappos, the founder and former CEO of LegalZoom and The Honest Company and founder / Managing Member of BAM Ventures, the CEO of Chegg; the CEO of Dale Carnegie; the former head Coach of the Arizona Cardinals; the co-founder and President of Moelis & Company; the former Morningstar Manager of the Decade and current Chief Investment Officer / of FPA Funds: the former Vice Chairman of Apollo Global Management and CEO of Kayne Anderson; Anthony Barr of the Minnesota Vikings; Metta World Peace formerly of the Los Angeles Lakers; best-selling author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon; and many others.
For the past 20 years, successful internships and mentees at our firm have resulted in full-time and internship employment opportunities at many portfolio companies and other companies including Accenture, Altamont Capital, Amazon, Apollo Global Management; Bain, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BCG Digital Ventures, Citigroup, CollarCard, Credit Suisse, Cruise, Deutsche Bank, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Google, Groupon, HSBC; Houlihan Lokey, JP Morgan, Jet.com, JUMP Investors, Lazard, McKinsey & Company, Morgan Stanley, Oliver Wyman, PayPal, Pegasus Tech Ventures, Piper Jaffray, PWC, Sandee, SteelHouse, UBS, Uptake, Visa, Vista Equity, Walton Street Capital, Wells Fargo, Zip Recruiter; and countless more. In addition, three of our former interns have been included in the Forbes 40 Under 40List.
Our best performing interns will earn a lifetime mentor – our CEO remains in regular contact with interns dating back 20 years.
The primary responsibilities of our interns will be to conduct detailed research on Sandee, one of our portfolio companies. Sandee (https://sandee.com) is the “Yelp for Beaches” and hosts the world’s best and most comprehensive beach database. Interns will also work on marketing plans, social media strategies, public relations outreach, media curation, web design, quality assurance, writing / blogs, and other projects that may arise.
Our successful candidates must have:
· A very strong work ethic;
· An outstanding attitude;
· Incredibly thorough research skills;
· Great attention to detail; and
· Creativity and ingenuity.
We like students from diverse backgrounds and majors, and although these are not necessary, a background in startups, marketing, social media, UI/UX design, software engineering, data science, or creative writing is helpful.