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2021 Summer Internship - Nasdaq Ventures Intern

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2021 Summer Internship - Nasdaq Ventures Intern

New York, NY
  • Responsibilities

    The Nasdaq Futures Internship Program provides successful candidates with a unique opportunity to experience a challenging and immersive 10-week internship. As participants in the Nasdaq Futures Internship Program, you will deliver real, impactful work within a business unit. You will work on a defined project and partner with a mentor, network with senior colleagues, and present your project at the end of the program. You will also participate in learning & development opportunities as well as “lunch and learn” sessions with senior leaders.

    This Nasdaq Internship runs for 10 weeks commencing from June to August.

    Objectives of this Role

    Our Team

    Launched in 2017, Nasdaq Ventures is a global venture investing program focused on cultivating talent and technology advancement within financial services—spurring innovation that aligns with and accelerates our vision to reimagine the markets of tomorrow. We invest in companies across seven key themes: data analytics, artificial intelligence, RegTech and compliance, blockchain and digital assets, market infrastructure, new marketplaces, and ESG. The team has invested in 15 companies to date, most recently Matter, a Copenhagen-based ESG data company, and Dealpath, a San Francisco-based pipeline management tool for commercial real estate investors.

    Project Overview

    • Assisting with the evaluation of new investment opportunities through initial company screening, industry research, archiving materials, and follow up meetings.
    • Assisting with the diligence and execution of an investment, the evaluation, and execution of a bridge financing, or conducting industry research to inform corporate strategy decisions.
    • Portfolio and pipeline management activities including tracking of opportunities, updating of project management tools, and business development to drive synergies between Nasdaq businesses and portfolio companies.

    Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

    Your Role

    The Nasdaq Ventures Internship Program provides unique exposure to the world of corporate venture capital and financial technology. As an intern, you will assist the team in evaluating new investments and ad-hoc portfolio management projects. You will work collaboratively with the strategy leads for each of Nasdaq’s business units, network with senior colleagues, and meet dozens of passionate founders from across the globe.

  • Qualifications

    Skills and Qualifications

    • A college sophomore working on completing a business or STEM degree (must be graduating by June 2023)
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Highly motivated self-starter with a team orientation and ability to work independently
    • Ability to handle multiple assignments at once and meet associated deadlines

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Has a basic understanding of venture capital and a desire to learn about financial technology
    • Previous experience working at a venture firm, startup, or accelerator
    • Plans to continue working in venture capital, finance, corporate strategy, or startups post-graduation
  • Industry
    Financial Technology
  • Fun Fact
    Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman started her career as an intern at the company.
  • About Us

    Nasdaq's mission is to fuel the world’s economic growth one investor, one company, one market at a time. Nasdaq connects buyers and sellers, visionaries and experts, dreamers and doers to transform the global economy.