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Recruiting for Summer Analysts and Summer Associates begins in October with events and information sessions held on select campuses. The application deadline for Summer Internships is early January. Candidates must apply through the Blackstone website, as well as through their career center if Blackstone is actively recruiting on campus (note: application deadlines vary by school).
Current juniors are eligible to apply for Summer Analyst positions; current first year MBA students are eligible to apply for our Summer Associate positions. Candidates may apply to multiple groups at Blackstone and may be selected to interview for more than one group.

First round interview selections are made in January or early February; we will either return to campus for on-campus interviews or arrange for in-office or phone interviews for schools where we do not actively recruit on campus.

Final round interviews are held soon after first round interviews and are conducted in our offices. Our recruitment process typically concludes by the end of February and the summer internship program begins in June.

The following groups typically recruit for Summer Analysts:

  • Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (“BAAM”)
  • Blackstone Advisory Partners
  • Park Hill Real Estate
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Strategic Partners
  • Innovations & Technology

The following groups typically recruit Summer Associates:

  • Blackstone Advisory Partners
  • Private Equity
  • Restructuring & Reorganization
BAAM
Summer Analyst: BAAM Business & Financial Evaluation (BFE)

BAAM’s BFE team is responsible for performing initial and ongoing operational due diligence with respect to BAAM’s underlying hedge fund managers. BFE evaluates a manager based upon all non-investment aspects of the business, and specifically focuses on the operational risks associated with managing an alternative asset investment firm. A manager’s size and strategy, along with industry best practices are taken into account when performing this evaluation. Additionally, BFE supports BAAM’s various products and platforms, including BAAM’s hedge fund seeding platform and long only platform. BFE will also be involved in due diligence matters pertaining to other groups within Blackstone as needed.

A Summer Analyst’s responsibilities will include a variety of tasks associated with the team’s evaluation of a hedge fund manager from an operational risk perspective. Specific tasks may include: participating in operational due diligence meetings on both hedge funds and hedge fund service providers, performing various types of research on the hedge fund industry (including regulatory, news sources, industry periodicals and ad hoc research projects), analyzing manager financial statements, performing queries to analyze industry trends, and preparing information for internal or client reports. The Summer Analyst will also be expected to assist with, and/or lead, as necessary, any ad hoc projects.

In addition to working at one of the world's leading alternative investment firms, Summer Analysts gain the opportunity to access and learn about the dynamic and unique hedge fund market. Meetings are often conducted with CFOs, COOs, etc. of the respective funds, giving Summer Analysts exposure to seasoned industry professionals. The BFE team works closely with the COO, and other senior members of BAAM, leading to a fast-paced and exciting work environment.

Summer Analyst: BAAM Marketing Communications & Client Operations

The Marketing Communications & Client Operations Team sits within BAAM’s Investor Solutions Group, providing essential infrastructure support across BAAM’s global platform and working as internal consultants. Among other things, the team aims to streamline, centralize and quality-control information delivered to clients, prospects and investment management consultants. The comparatively small size of the team offers Summer Analysts the opportunity to work closely with senior investor relations/business development professionals, interface with all other BAAM teams and assume significant responsibility.

Summer Analysts play an integral role in developing tools to assist the global Investor Solutions Group with on-boarding, branding, message control and efficiency. Responsibilities include maintaining standard marketing materials, developing a marketing language library, overseeing client reporting, managing BAAM’s entries into consultant databases and coordinating responses to consultant questionnaires. Summer Analysts may also assist in subscription and redemption processing and distribution of key client reporting.

Summer Analyst: BAAM Legal & Product Development
The Summer Analyst will work with BAAM’s Legal & Product Development team on a variety of different matters relating to hedge funds and hedge fund solutions. Primary job responsibilities include: review offering documents of underlying hedge fund managers and prepare summaries of key terms or issues relating to investments in hedge fund managers; assist in evaluation of manager terms and negotiation of side letters; assist in compiling various databases relating to Blackstone managers and Blackstone funds; provide support relating to the offering of any new funds or structured products; analyze manager and portfolio liquidity, fees, and other terms to produce internal and external reports; assess current and prospective regulatory risk through industry and government-focused research; and perform research on market trends within the hedge fund industry.
Summer Analyst: BAAM Investment Team

The Investment Team, comprised of Investment Research and Risk Management professionals, combines a top-down and bottom-up approach to portfolio construction by using both macroeconomic views and investment-level analysis to manage portfolios of hedge funds. The Investment Team is responsible for the sourcing, due diligence and ongoing monitoring of hedge fund managers, as well as asset allocation and portfolio construction.

Due to the relatively small size of the professional staff, research teams are typically small and Summer Analysts are therefore expected to assume important and integral roles.

Blackstone
Advisory Partners
Summer Analyst: Advisory

The Advisory group is one of the most experienced teams in the industry, and has been involved in some of the largest, most complex transactions of the past twenty years. We have professionals in the US, Europe and Asia and focus on a diverse set of industries, including FIG, consumer, TMT, energy, industrials and real estate.

Summer Analysts at Blackstone have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of a project and be staffed on several assignments at one time. Due to the relatively small size of the professional staff, Summer Analysts are able to assume integral roles on deal teams. Summer Analysts are involved with the development, structuring and financing of transactions and regularly attend client and internal meetings, negotiations and due diligence sessions.

Typically, Summer Analyst work will include financial analysis, computer modeling, research, competitive analysis, development of client presentations, assistance in the execution of transactions and drafting of memoranda for internal and external use. Summer Analysts will work on a wide range of transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, recapitalizations, private placements and leveraged buyouts.

Summer Associate: Advisory

The Advisory group is one of the most experienced teams in the industry, and has been involved in some of the largest, most complex transactions of the past twenty years. We have professionals in the US, Europe and Asia and focus on a diverse set of industries, including FIG, consumer, TMT, energy, industrials and real estate.

Summer Associates within the Advisory group work directly with companies in evaluating, structuring and recommending financial and strategic alternatives. Summer Associates typically work on a wide variety of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, asset sales, restructurings and divestitures. Summer Associates are expected to be involved in all aspects of a transaction, including due diligence, valuation analysis, and the negotiating of contracts and other agreements. The comparatively small size of this group offers professionals the unique opportunity to work closely with senior members of the firm, many of whom were previously group heads at leading investment banking firms.

Summer Analyst:
M&A Advisory Structured Products

The Structured Products team is part of Blackstone’s Advisory group and focuses on providing clients with innovative solutions and financing structures to meet complex M&A and corporate finance objectives.

Summer Analysts at Blackstone have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of a project and be staffed on several assignments at one time. Due to the relatively small size of the Structured Products team, Summer Analysts are able to assume integral roles on deal teams. Summer Analysts can expect to gain an in-depth understanding of finance, accounting, tax and regulatory considerations, and their impact on securities across the capital structure. Summer Analysts are involved with the development, structuring and financing of transactions and regularly attend client and internal meetings, negotiations, and due diligence sessions.

Typically, Summer Analyst work will include financial analysis, computer modeling, research, competitive analysis, development of client presentations, assistance in the execution of transactions and drafting of memoranda for internal and external use. Summer Analysts will work on a wide range of transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, recapitalizations, private placements and leveraged buyouts.

Summer Associate:
M&A Advisory Structured Products

The Structured Products team is part of Blackstone’s Advisory group and focuses on providing clients with innovative solutions and financing structures to meet complex M&A and corporate finance objectives.

Summer Associates within the Advisory group work directly with companies in evaluating, structuring and recommending financial and strategic alternatives. Summer Associates typically work on a wide variety of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, asset sales, restructurings and divestitures. Summer Associates are expected to be involved in all aspects of a transaction, including due diligence, valuation analysis, and the negotiating of contracts and other agreements. The small size of the Structured Products team offers professionals the unique opportunity to work closely with senior members of the firm, many of whom were previously group heads at leading investment banking firms.

Finance
Chief Financial Office Summer Internship
Interns will have the opportunity to focus on a particular area within the Chief Financial Office such as Financial planning and analysis, Audit, Business finance, Treasury and Affiliated investor reporting.
Technology
Summer Analyst: Information Technology Business

As a summer intern on the Innovations & Technology team at Blackstone, you will work with a group of talented individuals in a highly team-oriented environment to create the next generation of innovative solutions for a growing business.

Our Business Summer Analysts are involved in the full development lifecycle and will work very closely with all stakeholders during the conceptual, design, development, and production stages of each project. You will be expected to take ownership of specific functionality areas within our applications, write detailed design documents to outline specifications, workflow and user interface. Then you will perform quality assurance tasks to ensure stability and thoroughness of the platform as you help manage each project with the technical lead and the developers and roll out the products to our users to ensure that we have met our goals.

You will also be responsible for performing market research and analysis and conducting user interviews to identify specific areas of improvement as well as presenting designs of proposed functionality improvements to internal teams as well and clients.

Summer Analyst: Information Security
As a member of the information security team at Blackstone, you will work with a group of talented individuals in a highly team-oriented environment to developed models to detect and prevent cybercrime and protect Blackstone information assets. Our Summer Security Analysts will be using state-of-the-art Network Forensic, Automated Malware Analysis, and Security Information Event Management (SIEM) platforms to detect and prevent security breaches. Analysts will model known and develop new event scenarios in SIEM correlation rules, build alert triggers for suspicious or anomalous traffic and utilize threat feed data to identify malicious activity.
Summer Analyst: Software Engineer
As a software engineer summer intern in the Innovations & Technology team at Blackstone, you will work with a group of talented individuals in a highly team-oriented environment to create the next generation of innovative solutions for Blackstone. Summer Software Engineers are involved in the full development lifecycle. They will serve as contributors during the concept and design phase, and as the project owners during the development, stabilization and support phases. Summer Software Engineers will be expected to take ownership of projects, determine technical design, flush out business design holes with the business analysts and code and support the system. Success as a Summer Software Engineer on our team means delivering business value and great code.
Restructuring & Reorganization
Summer Analyst: Restructuring & Reorganization

Summer Analysts in the Restructuring & Reorganization group at Blackstone have the opportunity to develop a diverse and broad corporate finance skill set. Financial restructuring transactions are complex and involve negotiations with a number of key stakeholders including, among others, the board of directors, management, secured and unsecured lenders, and equity holders. Due to the relatively small size of the group, Summer Analysts are integral to all aspects of a deal and are involved with the development, structuring and financing of transactions and regularly attend both client and internal meetings, negotiations and due diligence sessions.

Typically, Summer Analyst responsibilities will include performing on-site due diligence with the client, developing detailed business plans, building comprehensive financial models to be used in corporate valuations, attending key client negotiating and strategy sessions and assisting in the preparation of a plan of reorganization and disclosure statement materials for Chapter 11 cases. Summer Analysts will work on a wide range of transactions including both Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings as well as out-of-court restructuring transactions such as recapitalization, exchange offers, and distressed mergers and acquisitions as well as debt and equity capital raising transactions.

Summer Associate: Restructuring & Reorganization
Summer Associates work directly with clients to evaluate, structure, and negotiate financial and strategic alternatives for companies. Summer Associates receive broad-based exposure to the full spectrum of complex issues that arise in restructurings, including valuation analysis, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, creditor negotiations, exchange offers, and Chapter 11 reorganizations. The comparatively small size of this group offers professionals the opportunity to work closely with senior members of the firm and to have extensive client interaction.
Real Estate
Summer Analyst: Real Estate Partners (BREP)

Blackstone’s Real Estate Private Equity Group offers Summer Analysts the chance to engage in the direct acquisition of real estate-related companies, portfolios of real estate assets, and individual properties worldwide. Summer Analysts at Blackstone have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of real estate investing and can expect to be staffed on a number of transactions at one time. Due to the relatively small size of the professional staff, Summer Analysts are expected to assume integral roles on deal teams. Summer Analysts are involved with the development, structuring, and financing of transactions and regularly attend both external and internal meetings, negotiations and due diligence sessions.

Typically, Summer Analyst work will include real estate valuation analysis, computer modeling, research, competitive analysis, development of presentations, assistance in the execution of transactions, and drafting of memoranda for internal and external use. Summer Analysts will work on a wide range of transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, recapitalizations, joint ventures, and leveraged buyouts.

Summer Analyst: Real Estate Debt Strategies (BREDS)

Summer Analysts in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies Group have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of real estate debt transactions including restructurings, recapitalizations, new loan originations, and acquisition of legacy loans, CMBS and other forms of public and private debt. Due to the relatively small size of the professional staff, Summer Analysts are expected to assume integral roles on deal teams and can expect to be staffed on a number of assignments at one time. Summer Analysts are involved with the development, structuring, and financing of transactions and regularly attend client and internal meetings, negotiations and due diligence sessions.

Summer Analyst work will typically include financial analysis and modeling, market research, competitive analysis, development of client presentations, assistance in the execution of transactions, and drafting of memoranda for internal and external use.

Strategic Partners
Summer Analyst: Strategic Partners

Summer Analysts in Strategic Partners develop an in-depth knowledge of company analysis and valuation. Through analysis of leveraged buyout, real estate, venture capital, mezzanine and distressed private equity funds, analysts gain exposure to a wide array of companies, industries and capital structures. Summer Analysts are also exposed to a variety of private equity funds and investment strategies. Strategic Partners Summer Analysts will be involved in extensive financial modeling of portfolio companies and funds, preparing memoranda presented to the Investment Committee, and structuring and executing investments.

Private Equity
Summer Analyst: Private Equity

Blackstone’s private equity group offers Summer Analysts the chance to engage in the direct acquisition of large and midsized companies in a variety of sectors worldwide. The investment process develops both the financial skills of investment banking and the strategic thinking of management consulting. As a result, this Summer Analyst program is a unique experience among financial firms, enabling our Summer Analysts to develop a well-rounded business mind.

Summer Analysts at Blackstone have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of projects and be staffed on a number of assignments at one time. Due to the relatively small size of the professional staff, Summer Analysts are able to assume integral roles on deal teams. Summer Analysts are involved with the development, structuring and financing of transactions and regularly attend internal meetings, negotiations and due diligence sessions.

Typically, Summer Analyst work will include financial analysis, computer modeling, research, competitive analysis, assistance in the execution of transactions and drafting of memoranda for internal and external use. Summer Analysts will work on a wide range of transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, recapitalizations, joint ventures and leveraged buyouts.

Summer Associate: Private Equity
Summer Associates will work on companies in a wide range of industries on potential investments, acquisitions, analysis of potential exit opportunities, and the monitoring of current portfolio companies. Summer Associates are involved in transaction due diligence, valuation analysis, and the negotiating of contracts and other agreements. The relatively small size of this group offers Summer Associates the opportunity to work closely with senior members of the firm and to have extensive interaction with management teams and external advisors.
Summer Analyst: Investor Relations & Business Development
Summer Analysts will be involved in supporting investor relations and potential fundraising efforts for the Private Equity business. Summer Analysts will model alternative fund structure economics, maintain a database of due diligence information, work on the deal summaries and due diligence processes, and draft updates to limited partners, private placement memorandum, and marketing materials. Summer Analysts will also be exposed to legal issues associated with fund raising and fund documents.
Park Hill
Summer Analyst:
Park Hill Real Estate
The Summer Analyst position entails drafting marketing materials (e.g., private placement memoranda, management presentations, due diligence materials, etc.), the coordination of road shows, and responding to investor due diligence requests. Due diligence typically includes analysis of projected asset and portfolio returns for fund managers, as well as a qualitative and quantitative analysis of managers’ track record of investments. Summer Analysts are exposed to all elements of a transaction and play a critical role throughout the engagement decision and marketing process. The Park Hill Real Estate Summer Analysts have significant interaction not only with senior principals, but also with clients and investors. As a result, Summer Analysts develop a deep understanding of the real estate private equity marketplace and the investors that provide the capital

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