Commitment: Roughly 20 hours per week. Time commitments will be flexible based on the candidate’s schedule.
Duration: Fall/Winter 2021. Some possibility for Spring involvement
Location: Hybrid Remote/In Office in Chicago’s West Loop. 100% Remote work is possible depending on the candidate.
Compensation: Market Rate/Paid. Exact amount is to be determined.
A private family office is seeking a part-time MBA Associate internship for the Fall & Winter of 2021. The Associate will support the underwriting of sustainable, ocean-focused investments. Typical investments will include fund managers (PE & VC), accelerators, and some early-stage direct investments. The candidate will support all aspects of diligence, underwriting, and securing support from our investment committee. The team is currently approving 1-2 investments per month, so there will be extensive opportunity to see a wide range of opportunities.
Typical responsibilities will include:
Ideal candidates can come from a wide range of backgrounds. We are focused on the applicant’s interest in impact & the ocean sector versus investment experience. Key criteria include:
The portfolio, titled Rising Tides, is designed to be a unique bridge between several of the office’s strategies. This should provide the candidate with a unique blend of experience within evaluating philanthropic and for-profit investments. The team is currently composed of two members of the investment team, and a Program Officer from the office’s foundation.
The Founder of the private Chicago Family Office and his wife are active philanthropists and investors who are committed to positively impacting the environment and society. They believe in investing with purpose, with the goal of improving quality of life while protecting the health of the planet. It includes four teams: a philanthropy team that manages the Foundation and coordinates philanthropic efforts; a food and agriculture venture capital team focused on sustainability; an investment management team; and an operations team that provides general management as well as strategic and administrative support. The Founder serves as the CEO of the overall enterprise.
Process: Please submit your CV via email to email@example.com. Formal cover letters are not encouraged, but a brief statement describing your interest in ESG driven investment in the ocean space will be helpful and should be included in your email.
The candidate will ideally start in late September (flexible). This role is not intended to be a full-time recruitment pathway. The internship will likely be 10-12 weeks and could be extended depending on deal-flow and the entire team’s general capacity.