Private Equity Business Development Internship

Job Description


Blackmore Partners is searching for driven and ambitious candidates, seeking experience in working with Corporate and Private Equity. We currently have openings in our 6-month training program. Please send your resume for the application.

Internship Program:

Our private equity business development intern program will provide you with the opportunity to break into this highly competitive industry. It will teach you valuable skills to prepare you for a career in our industry. In addition, our interns participate in a rotational program through all levels of our firm, depending on your ability and experience, giving you a comprehensive overview of the deal process, from deal generation, deal qualification and if possible, during your term, you may get involved in deal fundraising and closing.

Placed in small teams, you will be responsible for executing and monitoring critical segments of our business, starting with our front-end process (deal sourcing) and moving to our back-end process (deal qualification and funding) if you show the qualification in the program when we give you assignments. You will be responsible for executing your tasks while monitoring their impact and developing strategies to improve the quality and results of the teams you are in and the projects you are assigned.

Please note we DO NOT teach and do not require financial analysis or modeling skills, but we will test those who have the background and/or experience to be potentially involved in those assignments if available or needed. I.E. If you have the relevant experience and/or knowledge, once we have active deals proceed to the preparation stage or later stages, we will involve those who are qualified to be on the projects with our deal managers or partners.

6-month UNPAID internship and can be applied for credit if accepted at your university.


  • Conducting extensive industry research and developing reports
  • Utilizing our database management tools and working on CRM process(SalesForce, Hoover)
  • Screening/qualifying executives for BMP process
  • Helping executives develop acquisition targets
  • Managing relationships with PEG’s
  • Conducting extensive research on target companies
  • Assisting in developing/ presenting acquisition proposals
  • Participating in deal sourcing, capital raising process, and campaigns


Industry Skills/Experience

  • Screening and qualifying operational executives to work in PE industry
  • Client Relationship (CRM) database management
  • Deal marketing materials preparation
  • Financial language and variables of deal making
  • High touch/hands-on communication
  • Confidence in communication
  • Presentation skills
  • Knowledge about Private Equity Groups in lower-middle market, M&A communities’ needs, deal criteria and talent acquisition

Professional Growth

  • Time Management/ Meeting multiple project deadlines
  • Critical thinking
  • Organization skills
  • Leadership abilities
  • Account management (PEG’s and Executives)
  • Networking skills
  • Communication skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Economics/Business or relevant field
  • Proven communication skills both verbal and written
  • Team oriented
  • Desire to learn
  • Detailed oriented
  • Punctuality / Ability to meet deadlines
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Good research skills and ability to perform industry research on a timely manner


  • Entrepreneurial spirit and strong motivation want to be successful in our industry
  • Adaptable to change
  • Understanding of financial markets and business strategy
  • Industry related experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Strong in Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with LinkedIn, SalesForce and/or any database management tool is a PLUS
  • Knowledge in financial statements or experience in financial/business analysis is a PLUS
  • Financial Modeling skills is a PLUS

Seniority Level


Location of the internship will be taking place in our Chicago Office:

4802 N. Broadway, Room 200
Chicago, IL 60640


  • Financial Services
  • Private Equity
  • Consulting

Internship Term


Job Functions

  • Analyst
  • Finance
  • Consulting

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