2025 Private Equity Summer Analyst

StepStone Group

New York, NY, USA
Posted on July 1, 2024

StepStone is a rapidly growing Global Private Markets firm who provides customized investment and advisory solutions to some of the most sophisticated investors in the world. With $675 billion of total capital allocations, including more than $150 billion in AUM, we are highly diversified in the private markets across the globe and provide creative solutions to solve for the objectives of any investment program. With a culture built on entrepreneurialism, partnership and being a team within teams, our firm offers joiners the opportunity to think out loud, collaboratively.

Private Equity Summer Analyst Role Overview:

StepStone is currently seeking undergraduate students graduating between December 2025 through June 2026 with excellent quantitative, qualitative and interpersonal skills for an internship position on StepStone’s Private Equity Team. StepStone offers Summer Analysts a unique opportunity to achieve a valuable learning experience working across the private equity industry. Through analysis of leveraged buyout, venture capital, growth equity, and distressed private equity funds and investments, Summer Analysts gain exposure to a wide array of industries and capital structures, and become accustomed to a variety of private equity funds and investment strategies.

Summer Analysts will work in a team environment to target and perform due diligence, including financial modeling and preparation of investment memorandums, on opportunities across the Private Equity team’s three investment verticals: private equity fund investments, co-investment transactions and secondaries transactions. Summer Analysts will have the opportunity to prepare and present recommendations, with the investment team, to the Firm’s Investment Committee.

StepStone prides itself on the Firm’s collegial atmosphere, encouraging team-building initiatives and a collaborative approach. The ideal candidate will possess a strong academic record, excellent quantitative skills, high quality writing skills, and a positive, team-oriented attitude.

Essential Internship Functions

  • Analyze and conduct diligence on co-investment opportunities and secondary transactions
  • Interact with fund managers/portfolio company management teams to conduct in-depth portfolio and asset-level underwriting and analysis
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative research and financial modeling/analysis on companies and assets across stages (i.e., buyout, distressed, etc.), industries and geographies
  • Conduct due diligence on potential fund investments (team, strategy, performance), and synthesize findings in an investment memorandum to be presented at the Firm’s Investment Committee
  • Speak with senior executives to gather insights regarding the style and effectiveness of target fund managers
  • Perform market research using publicly available information and proprietary databases to identify, quantify and analyze macroeconomic trends across a variety of industry sectors
  • Construct an argument around an opinion and effectively communicate that argument


  • Must be able to work legally in the U.S. without requiring visa sponsorship now or in the future
  • Undergraduate student graduating anywhere from December 2025 through June 2026
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrable analytical capabilities, including strong quantitative/modeling skills
  • Team player and outstanding work ethic


Click here to learn more about the intern experience.

Salary Range: $95,000 – $95,000

The salary range is an estimate of pay for this position. Actual pay may vary depending on job-related factors that can include location, education, skill, and experience. The salary range does not include any benefits or other forms of possible compensation that may be available to employees.

About Us

Working out of 26 offices in 15 countries, StepStone has a truly global viewpoint. As people are our biggest asset, we offer resources to help our employees reach their full potential. Our principles are based on integrity, transparency, respect and creativity, which together define how we do business.

Join us

When you choose to work at StepStone, you’ll find a group of professionals who are passionate about anticipating changes, solving problems and working together to make it all happen. Our integrated global team shares insights into how managers think and operate, as well as how they might perform.

StepStone offers a competitive compensation package including salary and incentive compensation for all full time hires, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.


We offer a range of benefits which include comprehensive healthcare, strong retirement plan, a mental health well-being program, paid time off, student loan repayment program for our US office locations, and several wellness initiatives.

Disclaimer / Policy Statements

At StepStone, diversity, equity and inclusion are an integral part of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees and allows them to be heard, regardless of title or tenure. Our organizational community features multiple Employment Resource Groups representing our dedication to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, StepStone does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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