Intern with Savana
Winter quarter 2023 (Jan 9 to Mar 10) application deadline: January 6, 2023. -- FULL (no longer accepting applications for this quarter)
Spring quarter 2023 (March 13 - June 2, except Spring Break) application deadline: March 10, 2023.
Summer 2023 (June 5 to Sep 1) application deadline: June 2, 2023.
See below for application instructions.
Savana Partners is a traditional search fund sponsored by top names in the industry. Search funds are one of the highest performing investment asset classes and are a rapidly emerging form of private investment / entrepreneurship hybrid model first pioneered in the 90's. The model provides a way for mid-career executives to gain mid-market investment and CEO experience earlier in their careers than traditional corporate paths offer. Savana is founded and operated by alumni from HBS and UCLA Anderson business schools, and is based in Irvine, CA.
Expected work activities
Expect 4 hours of work per week (aim for 30 minutes per day, 4 days a week)
Help us evaluate investment opportunities (broker CIMs, public data)
Identify business models and learn our investment scoring criteria
Browse business databases, build target lists, manage data (Excel data wrangling)
Analyze markets (sizing, and penetration)
Craft outreach marketing copy
Calculate investment returns and valuation (Excel financial modeling)
Research industry trends and attractiveness
Develop original investment ideas for exploration and research
Stellar job reference provided for those who meet the above criteria
Gain "Private Equity Analyst" or "Search Fund Analyst" intern experience on resume to stand out in the pile
Build valuable pattern recognition for quickly sizing up investment opportunities
Learn about search funds, small business entrepreneurship, and lower middle-market investing
Learn the names of the top search fund investors for when you are job hunting or raising capital in the future
Gain exposure to a variety of unique and high potential industries
Get experience highly valued in private equity, investment banking, and sales oriented industries
Learn the pros and cons of different industries and business models for budding entrepreneurs and investors planning to found or buy their own business
Additional program details
No full-time offer at conclusion of program
To apply, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1 page resume (PDF)
1 page investment idea for a real world small business (15 to 150 employees). Include the company website URL, a brief summary of the business, and 3-5 bullet points on why you think it would make a good acquisition. (PDF)
In your email, please briefly include
One sentence about you
How you found us
One sentence about how this internship will help you