Start your career with us
Our internships and various student programs are not just a training ground but the start of your career path.
We offer a wide range of programs across all of our business lines and support areas throughout the United States and abroad.
Investment Banking Analyst and Associate Program
Piper Sandler partners with undergraduate and MBA programs across the country, primarily for our investment banking analyst & associate hiring. Gain valuable experience working on complex transactions for some of today’s most exciting growth companies.
From Our President
“Piper Sandler takes great pride in setting their interns up for success. I launched my career as a Piper Sandler intern and took advantage of the abundance of tools and resources continually offered at the firm. The entrepreneurial spirit, distinct culture, and unrivaled potential for growth has inspired me to stay for over 30 years.”
Piper Sandler internships are designed to fortify your knowledge and capabilities with technical training and hands-on experience. Your career possibilities are endless with a foundation built in partnership with Piper Sandler.
Diversity recruiting programs & partnerships
Career Exploration Program (CEP)
An annual, two-day informational event held at our headquarters in Minneapolis where participants have the opportunity to hear more about career opportunities from senior leaders and rising junior professionals at the firm. The program is a pipeline for our summer internship opportunities across seven nationwide Piper Sandler offices. The CEP is for undergraduate students from all majors and disciplines and is designed to attract high-achieving, diverse candidates, which includes female, Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Asian, veteran and LGBTQ students.
Piper Sandler MBA Fellowship Program
This program is designed to enhance participation from MBA students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, women, LGBTQ individuals, military veterans and people with disabilities. The fellowship offers recipients $35,000 after accepting an offer and starting a 2021 summer associate investment banking internship. Recipients of the first-year fellowship award may also be eligible to receive an additional second-year fellowship award in the amount of $40,000 upon receiving and accepting a full-time position following their completion of the summer associate program.
Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)
Piper Sandler partners with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a nonprofit organization that is transforming the career and life trajectories of a new generation of diverse leaders, while expanding the talent pipelines at leading businesses, social-sector organizations and universities. MLT equips and emboldens high-achieving people from underrepresented communities – African American, Latino/a and Native American – to realize their full potential, to make a mark and make a difference.
“Analysts are given great exposure both from a client and senior banker perspective from a very early time in the analyst program. On my second month on the job, we had a sell-side healthcare services M&A transaction going through diligence. The CEO specifically asked to meet me and thank me for all my hard work on the transaction over the past couple months. It is my understanding that this sort of experience does not happen at bulge bracket investment banks.”
Investment Banking Analyst 2019 - Present
“My internship experience at Piper Sandler was everything I could have asked for and more. I was fortunate to spend two summers at Piper, where I not only learned the tactical skills needed to succeed on the job, but also the importance underlying the work I was doing. The leaders of Piper Sandler did a great job investing in me as a young professional, as a colleague, and as a person. Piper has fostered a healthy and inclusive culture, focusing on relationships and collaboration, allowing for optimal outcomes for both the client and the firm. I am very grateful for the relationships I made and the invaluable skills I learned throughout my internship experience at Piper Sandler.”
Merchant Banking Intern Class of 2019, 2020
“As an intern I was provided many opportunities to grow and gain knowledge, which I am able to apply to my career today. The people that work here are very approachable and want to help you learn and succeed.”
Fixed Income Intern class of 2020