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Alternative Investments Operations Internship (Summer 2023)


Zurich Alternative Asset Management, LLC (“ZAAM”) is currently looking for an Alternative Investments Operations Intern to join the team in Summer of 2023, of approximately 30 investment professionals, based out of New York, NY. 


ZAAM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zurich Insurance Group.  ZAAM was established in 2006 to manage hedge funds, private equity, and real estate investments solely for Zurich affiliates worldwide.  ZAAM currently manages approximately USD 6 billion of assets. 


ZAAM is seeking at least one intern to begin in Summer 2023 for approximately three months.  (With the potential to extend the internship during the school year and/or the following summer, subject to business needs.) 


The Alternative Investments Intern will contribute to the ongoing work of the hedge fund, private equity, real estate, risk, legal, and operations teams. 


During his / her time, the Intern will work directly with each member of the ZAAM operations team. The internship will cover various operational workflows and functions for all ZAAM Asset classes. He / She will focus on up to 2 specific project work and support for that group.


You will learn:

  • High-level functional roles related to Asset Management processes and procedure
  • Alternative Asset systems, such as Yardi, Allocator, Burgiss, Dynamo, and Various Data Analysis tools
  • Sharpen skills in Excel
  • Effective communication (written and verbal)
  • Market and industry research
  • Analytical work


Other Development Opportunities:

  • Summer research project presentation to the ZAAM Group
  • Networking
  • Career Growth


Basic Qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree
  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program and will be enrolled in the fall of 2023
  • Two or more years of college coursework (should be a rising Junior or Senior) 
  • Be legally eligible to work in the U.S. indefinitely


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum cumulative current grade point average of 3.0 (current could mean last semester GPA)
  • Top Business School
  • Quantitative/Programming background
  • Actively pursuing a Bachelors degree in Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Business, or related fields
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience in a corporate setting


Applicable Only to Jobs to be Performed in New York City


The hourly rate for this role is $60.00. This is the rate Zurich NA in good faith believes is the rate of possible compensation for this role at the time of the posting.  This rate is only applicable for jobs to be performed in New York City. Base pay offered may vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business needs. This range may be modified in the future. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (, including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.
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Location(s): AM - New York
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-MD1 

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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