We’re hiring Summer Associates for 2022

Each year, Lerer Hippeau looks forward to welcoming Summer Associates. During your time with us, you will become key members of our team, making meaningful contributions around sourcing, adding to our knowledge of emerging industries, and developing tools to better support our portfolio and founders. This year, we are hiring a Summer Investment Associate and a Summer Platform Associate. We’re excited to kick off the search for our 2022 Lerer Hippeau Summer Associates.

Lerer Hippeau is the most active early-stage venture capital fund in New York. The firm has more than 300 portfolio companies with investments in leading consumer and enterprise companies, including Everlane, Parade, Oscar, Guideline, Transfix, Studs, Blockdaemon, and notable exits including Allbirds, Venmo, Warby Parker, DocSend, and GroupMe, among others. Founded by a team of operators, Lerer Hippeau invests across all sectors, backing founders with product vision, customer insight, and a keen instinct for brand building.

About the Summer Investment Associate

This summer, we’re looking for a Summer Investment Associate to join our investment team. At Lerer Hippeau, we’re an inclusive and flat organization. Our Summer Investment Associate program is an invaluable opportunity to gain exposure to key areas of venture capital including sourcing, investment analysis, partner meetings, deal execution, and portfolio support. All candidates should have a strong interest in learning about the venture capital industry and a passion for technology and startups.

Our Summer Investment Associate will lead special projects for the partnership and support the existing portfolio. As of now, the internship will be remote.

This summer you will:

  • Complete one or more sector-specific deep dives and help map out interesting investment opportunities
  • Assist the investment team with market and competitive landscape research
  • Participate in virtual networking events to expand network with tech community
  • Develop benchmarking processes and initiatives that support LH portfolio operations
  • Work on ad hoc portfolio company projects
  • Write one (or more) Medium posts sharing high-level insights from work and/or research completed over the course of the internship

About you:

  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s program (MBA preferred) with at least 2 years of full-time, post-college work experience
  • Demonstrated interest in startups and technology
  • Domain experience or interest in emerging tech, enterprise software, crypto is a plus
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and expertise in Excel
  • Strong communication skills and proficiency in PowerPoint
  • Baseline knowledge of the New York tech ecosystem and familiarity with venture capital

If you’d like to apply to the Summer Investment Associate position, please fill out our application here. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and will follow up directly if your background and experience make you a fit.

About the Summer Platform Associate

We are looking for a Summer Platform Associate. Joining our Platform team for the summer will be an invaluable opportunity to gain exposure to key areas of VC platform including marketing, operations, content, brand, special projects, and general portfolio support. All candidates should have a strong interest in learning about the venture capital industry and a passion for technology and startups.

Our Summer Platform Associate will work with the Platform team and our Marketing and Communications head on special projects and support the existing portfolio. As of now, the internship will be remote.

This summer you will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of how Platform and operations support VC firms and their companies
  • Work with the Operating Partner, Director of Talent, and Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications on various initiatives
  • Devise content and thought leadership on investment opportunities and related topics; assist with editorial calendar, social media, and press planning
  • Contribute to event planning, brand-building opportunities, and People operations
  • Work on ad hoc portfolio company projects
  • Participate in virtual networking events to expand network with tech community

About you:

  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s program (MBA preferred) with at least 2 years of full-time, post-college work experience
  • Demonstrated interest in startups and technology
  • Expert writer with experience in marketing and communications
  • Strong communication skills and proficiency in PowerPoint
  • Baseline knowledge of the New York tech ecosystem and familiarity with venture capital

If you’d like to apply to the Summer Platform Associate position, please fill out our application here. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and will follow up directly if your background and experience make you a fit.

In the meantime, read what last year’s summer associates worked on:

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Note: Lerer Hippeau cannot provide employment visa sponsorship for this role. As a precondition for employment, all applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Lerer Hippeau is the most active early-stage venture capital fund in New York.