join our Summer program

June - August

Minimum 12 week commitment

Full-time (40hrs/week)

join our spring Internship program

January - May

Minimum 12 week commitment

Part-time (20hrs/week)



Private Equity Interns shadow and learn from SFA's entrepreneurs at every stage of the search process: research, outreach, business model evaluation and company due diligence. This comprehensive experience gives interns insight into a variety of industries and companies. In addition, SFA organizes frequent workshops and events to increase interns' exposure to innovative business ideas and enhance their skills.

This unpaid Internship Program is open to current students who receive course credit from their university.


Interns Lean How To:

  • Identify and evaluate potential acquisition targets
  • Conduct research to identify and evaluate industries of interest.
  • Interface with brokers and bankers to source opportunities.
  • Analyze financial statements, business models and other information in Confidential Information Memoranda.
  • Conduct due diligence on acquisition targets.
  • Optimize internal processes.
  • Recruit and train future SFA interns.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student eligible to receive course credit for the internship
  • An entrepreneurial, energetic, optimistic attitude
  • Strong analytical abilities and attention to detail
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
  • A keen interest in finance and entrepreneurship
  • A strong work ethic
  • A good understanding of financial statements


Helpful Qualifications:

  • A business-related major
  • At least one prior internship experience



  • Day-to-day learning from Searchers
  • Workshops and events


  • Engage with successful entrepreneurs with experience in PE, IB, industry and consulting
  • Discuss with frequent guest speakers
  • Enjoy meeting others at company-wide events


  • Highly entrepreneurial environment
  • Convenient downtown Boston location
  • Flexible schedule for exams, breaks, etc. 


  • Hands-on experience
  • One-on-one mentorship
  • Personalized career counseling




    Interning at SFA provides interns with experience that is applicable in every corner of the business arena. Our alumni have continued their careers at firms such as:

    • Deutsche Bank
    • Loomis, Sayles & Co
    • HarbourVest Partners
    • Liberty Mutual
    • Bank of America
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Silicon Valley Bank
    • John Hancock Investments
    • Alvarez & Marsal
    • Goldman Sachs
    • Bain Capital
    • Bain & Co.
    • McKinsey & Co
    • Deloitte
    • EY
    • JMI Equity
    • UBS
    • Eaton Vance
    SFA exemplifies startup mentality; it’s really hands-on. You get a lot of exposure that you would not get at a typical internship. Already as an intern I have participated in due diligence on a company we considered acquiring.
    — Senior, Northeastern University
    Your searcher and the rest of the SFA team genuinely care about your career path.
    — Senior, Babson College
    SFA holds skill-building workshops that have really contributed to the hands-on learning.
    — Senior, Suffolk University
    You can really craft what you want out of the internship.
    — Senior, Boston University
    The open floor plan makes SFA feel like a community. It’s cool that all the management works right beside us.
    — Senior, Boston University
    I like all the direction and hands-on learning that you get direct from upper management.
    — Senior, Northeastern University