Internship Programme

Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture offers both on and off-cycle intern­ships. Our pro­gram pro­vides can­di­dates with men­tor­ship, career guid­ance and the nec­es­sary skills required to pre­pare for work­ing in the invest­ment bank­ing, finance and legal sector.

Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture offers both on and off-cycle intern­ships. Our pro­gram pro­vides can­di­dates with men­tor­ship, career guid­ance and the nec­es­sary skills required to pre­pare for work­ing in the invest­ment bank­ing, finance and legal sector.

Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture offers both on and off-cycle intern­ships. Our pro­gram pro­vides can­di­dates with men­tor­ship, career guid­ance and the nec­es­sary skills required to pre­pare for work­ing in the invest­ment bank­ing, finance and legal sector.

Models of Internship Programs 

Models of Internship Programs 

Models of Internship Programs 

We run two inde­pen­dent intern­ship pro­grammes runs through­out the cal­en­dar year. 

Term Time Intern­ship Pro­gram — this offers flex­i­ble work­ing hours to suit the can­di­date to com­bine with their study dur­ing term time.

Vaca­tion Scheme Intern­ship Pro­gram — this is a full-time inten­sive pro­gram when the aca­d­e­m­ic sea­son is closed.

We run two inde­pen­dent intern­ship pro­grammes runs through­out the cal­en­dar year. 

Term Time Intern­ship Pro­gram — this offers flex­i­ble work­ing hours to suit the can­di­date to com­bine with their study dur­ing term time.

Vaca­tion Scheme Intern­ship Pro­gram — this is a full-time inten­sive pro­gram when the aca­d­e­m­ic sea­son is closed.

We run two inde­pen­dent intern­ship pro­grammes runs through­out the cal­en­dar year. 

Term Time Intern­ship Pro­gram — this offers flex­i­ble work­ing hours to suit the can­di­date to com­bine with their study dur­ing term time.

Vaca­tion Scheme Intern­ship Pro­gram — this is a full-time inten­sive pro­gram when the aca­d­e­m­ic sea­son is closed.

Classification of Internship Programs 

Classification of Internship Programs 

Classification of Internship Programs 

Appli­ca­tions are accept­ed for expe­ri­ence in the fol­low­ing areas:

M&A and Finance Internships 

Orig­i­na­tion, Risk Assess­ment, Sec­tor Research, Reg­u­la­tion, Finan­cial Mod­el­ling, Macro and Micro-Eco­nom­ic Analy­sis, Valuation

Core Cor­po­rate Func­tion Internships

Account­ing Finan­cial Con­trol, Sys­tems Imple­men­ta­tion, Com­pli­ance, Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy, Machine Learn­ing, Com­put­er Pro­gram­ming, Risk Man­age­ment, Mar­ket­ing Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Human Resources.

Legal Intern­ships

Con­tract, Com­pli­ance, M&A Trans­ac­tions Ser­vices, Real Estate, Com­pa­ny law, Reg­u­la­to­ry and Employment

Appli­ca­tions are accept­ed for expe­ri­ence in the fol­low­ing areas:

M&A and Finance Internships 

Orig­i­na­tion, Risk Assess­ment, Sec­tor Research, Reg­u­la­tion, Finan­cial Mod­el­ling, Macro and Micro-Eco­nom­ic Analy­sis, Valuation

Core Cor­po­rate Func­tion Internships

Account­ing Finan­cial Con­trol, Sys­tems Imple­men­ta­tion, Com­pli­ance, Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy, Machine Learn­ing, Com­put­er Pro­gram­ming, Risk Man­age­ment, Mar­ket­ing Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Human Resources.

Legal Intern­ships

Con­tract, Com­pli­ance, M&A Trans­ac­tions Ser­vices, Real Estate, Com­pa­ny law, Reg­u­la­to­ry and Employment

Appli­ca­tions are accept­ed for expe­ri­ence in the fol­low­ing areas:

M&A and Finance Internships 

Orig­i­na­tion, Risk Assess­ment, Sec­tor Research, Reg­u­la­tion, Finan­cial Mod­el­ling, Macro and Micro-Eco­nom­ic Analy­sis, Valuation

Core Cor­po­rate Func­tion Internships

Account­ing Finan­cial Con­trol, Sys­tems Imple­men­ta­tion, Com­pli­ance, Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy, Machine Learn­ing, Com­put­er Pro­gram­ming, Risk Man­age­ment, Mar­ket­ing Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Human Resources.

Legal Intern­ships

Con­tract, Com­pli­ance, M&A Trans­ac­tions Ser­vices, Real Estate, Com­pa­ny law, Reg­u­la­to­ry and Employment

Our Requirements

Our Requirements

Our Requirements

M&A and Finance Internships

We typ­i­cal­ly pre­fer Invest­ment Bank­ing can­di­dates to meet the fol­low­ing profile:

  • From a lead­ing inter­na­tion­al­ly-recog­nised aca­d­e­m­ic institution
  • Study­ing for a first or post­grad­u­ate degree in Eco­nom­ics, Finance, Maths, Account­ing, Engi­neer­ing, Physics, Chem­istry; OR
  • Study­ing for the ACA, CFA or an equiv­a­lent pro­fes­sion­al qualification
  • Any sec­ond language
  • With inter­na­tion­al trav­el and cul­tur­al experience

Core Cor­po­rate Func­tion Internships

We typ­i­cal­ly pre­fer for can­di­dates that apply for roles in the Core Cor­po­rate Func­tions to meet the fol­low­ing profile:

  • From a lead­ing inter­na­tion­al­ly-recog­nised aca­d­e­m­ic institution
  • Study­ing for a first or post­grad­u­ate degree in any discipline
  • Study­ing for any rel­e­vant pro­fes­sion­al qualification
  • Any sec­ond language
  • With inter­na­tion­al trav­el and cul­tur­al experience

Legal Intern­ships

We typ­i­cal­ly pre­fer can­di­dates with the fol­low­ing pro­file to apply for our legal intern­ship programme:

  • To have secured a train­ing con­tract and seek­ing com­mer­cial work expe­ri­ence in advance of its com­mence­ment; OR
  • To have com­plet­ed the LPC or SQE and now seek­ing pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence before secur­ing a train­ing con­tract; OR
  • Study­ing for the LPC or SQE
  • Passed their first degree with a clas­si­fi­ca­tion of 2:1 or above from a  lead­ing aca­d­e­m­ic edu­ca­tion­al establishment. 

M&A and Finance Internships

We typ­i­cal­ly pre­fer Invest­ment Bank­ing can­di­dates to meet the fol­low­ing profile:

  • From a lead­ing inter­na­tion­al­ly-recog­nised aca­d­e­m­ic institution
  • Study­ing for a first or post­grad­u­ate degree in Eco­nom­ics, Finance, Maths, Account­ing, Engi­neer­ing, Physics, Chem­istry; OR
  • Study­ing for the ACA, CFA or an equiv­a­lent pro­fes­sion­al qualification
  • Any sec­ond language
  • With inter­na­tion­al trav­el and cul­tur­al experience

Core Cor­po­rate Func­tion Internships

We typ­i­cal­ly pre­fer for can­di­dates that apply for roles in the Core Cor­po­rate Func­tions to meet the fol­low­ing profile:

  • From a lead­ing inter­na­tion­al­ly-recog­nised aca­d­e­m­ic institution
  • Study­ing for a first or post­grad­u­ate degree in any discipline
  • Study­ing for any rel­e­vant pro­fes­sion­al qualification
  • Any sec­ond language
  • With inter­na­tion­al trav­el and cul­tur­al experience

Legal Intern­ships

We typ­i­cal­ly pre­fer can­di­dates with the fol­low­ing pro­file to apply for our legal intern­ship programme:

  • To have secured a train­ing con­tract and seek­ing com­mer­cial work expe­ri­ence in advance of its com­mence­ment; OR
  • To have com­plet­ed the LPC or SQE and now seek­ing pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence before secur­ing a train­ing con­tract; OR
  • Study­ing for the LPC or SQE
  • Passed their first degree with a clas­si­fi­ca­tion of 2:1 or above from a  lead­ing aca­d­e­m­ic edu­ca­tion­al establishment. 

M&A and Finance Internships

We typ­i­cal­ly pre­fer Invest­ment Bank­ing can­di­dates to meet the fol­low­ing profile:

  • From a lead­ing inter­na­tion­al­ly-recog­nised aca­d­e­m­ic institution
  • Study­ing for a first or post­grad­u­ate degree in Eco­nom­ics, Finance, Maths, Account­ing, Engi­neer­ing, Physics, Chem­istry; OR
  • Study­ing for the ACA, CFA or an equiv­a­lent pro­fes­sion­al qualification
  • Any sec­ond language
  • With inter­na­tion­al trav­el and cul­tur­al experience

Core Cor­po­rate Func­tion Internships

We typ­i­cal­ly pre­fer for can­di­dates that apply for roles in the Core Cor­po­rate Func­tions to meet the fol­low­ing profile:

  • From a lead­ing inter­na­tion­al­ly-recog­nised aca­d­e­m­ic institution
  • Study­ing for a first or post­grad­u­ate degree in any discipline
  • Study­ing for any rel­e­vant pro­fes­sion­al qualification
  • Any sec­ond language
  • With inter­na­tion­al trav­el and cul­tur­al experience

Legal Intern­ships

We typ­i­cal­ly pre­fer can­di­dates with the fol­low­ing pro­file to apply for our legal intern­ship programme:

  • To have secured a train­ing con­tract and seek­ing com­mer­cial work expe­ri­ence in advance of its com­mence­ment; OR
  • To have com­plet­ed the LPC or SQE and now seek­ing pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence before secur­ing a train­ing con­tract; OR
  • Study­ing for the LPC or SQE
  • Passed their first degree with a clas­si­fi­ca­tion of 2:1 or above from a  lead­ing aca­d­e­m­ic edu­ca­tion­al establishment. 

Our Pol­i­cy 

Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture strong­ly sup­ports and seeks to retain can­di­dates from a diverse range of back­grounds. All appli­ca­tions are con­sid­ered on merit.

How to Apply

Please sub­mit your CV with a cov­er­ing let­ter. Your let­ter should explain why you are apply­ing for the intern­ship pro­gramme, what skills you believe you have and what you hope to gain from par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pro­gramme. All appli­ca­tions should be sent to: contact@stirlinginfrastructure.com.

Our Pol­i­cy 

Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture strong­ly sup­ports and seeks to retain can­di­dates from a diverse range of back­grounds. All appli­ca­tions are con­sid­ered on merit.

How to Apply

Please sub­mit your CV with a cov­er­ing let­ter. Your let­ter should explain why you are apply­ing for the intern­ship pro­gramme, what skills you believe you have and what you hope to gain from par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pro­gramme. All appli­ca­tions should be sent to: contact@stirlinginfrastructure.com.

Our Pol­i­cy 

Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture strong­ly sup­ports and seeks to retain can­di­dates from a diverse range of back­grounds. All appli­ca­tions are con­sid­ered on merit.

How to Apply

Please sub­mit your CV with a cov­er­ing let­ter. Your let­ter should explain why you are apply­ing for the intern­ship pro­gramme, what skills you believe you have and what you hope to gain from par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pro­gramme. All appli­ca­tions should be sent to: contact@stirlinginfrastructure.com.

Expe­ri­ence of Pre­vi­ous Interns
M&A and Finance Intern Experiences

Expe­ri­ence of Pre­vi­ous Interns
M&A and Finance Intern Experiences

Expe­ri­ence of Pre­vi­ous Interns
M&A and Finance Intern Experiences

Dr. Saleh Salman­pour – PhD. Aero­nau­tics Engi­neer­ing, Impe­r­i­al Col­lege London 

I joined Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture to gain expo­sure to the cor­po­rate world with an invest­ment bank­ing flavour. Dur­ing my time at the firm, I had a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to inter­act with key stake­hold­ers, includ­ing client meet­ings with the CEOs of major EPC con­trac­tors and ener­gy com­pa­nies. Hav­ing been giv­en respon­si­bil­i­ty from the very onset, I was able to take own­er­ship of sig­nif­i­cant tasks and have a tan­gi­ble impact on the close­ly-knit team at Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture. I was able to build on my exist­ing ana­lyt­i­cal abil­i­ties while devel­op­ing the required skills for deal analy­sis, risk mit­i­ga­tion and finan­cial mod­el­ling. With­in the role, I had the flex­i­bil­i­ty to focus on areas that res­onat­ed with my future career aspi­ra­tions and gain in-depth expo­sure to the ener­gy sec­tor and inter­na­tion­al markets.

Nabeel Nauzer — BSc. Eco­nom­ics, LSE (Schol­ar­ship Winner) 

My sum­mer intern­ship at Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture was undoubt­ed­ly a very reward­ing and immense­ly use­ful expe­ri­ence. From the first day, I was involved in projects with­in the renew­ables sec­tor, from con­duct­ing a full due dili­gence check­list assess­ing var­i­ous risks to per­form­ing finan­cial analy­sis on live M&A trans­ac­tions. I was invit­ed to attend a con­fer­ence on Project Finance, lis­ten­ing to direc­tors and part­ners of var­i­ous infra­struc­ture relat­ed funds dis­cuss their opin­ions on the cur­rent mar­ket and their opin­ions on spe­cif­ic top­ics of inter­est. I par­tic­i­pat­ed in con­fer­ence calls with clients from the Mid­dle East to East Asia, and attend­ed meet­ings with prospec­tive investors, learn­ing about their require­ments and top­ics of sig­nif­i­cance. I also learnt a sig­nif­i­cant amount about the ener­gy and infra­struc­ture mar­ket from the sup­ply chain to the major mar­ket play­ers, and I worked on a research report about the Euro­pean ener­gy demand out­look. I pro­duced offi­cial engage­ment doc­u­ments, high­light­ing the sig­nif­i­cance of LNG and regions of sig­nif­i­cance for exec­u­tives of major oil com­pa­nies to view. My Excel and Bloomberg Ter­mi­nal skills have sig­nif­i­cant­ly improved as a result of the live trans­ac­tion­al expe­ri­ence to which I was exposed. My intern­ship was an invalu­able insight into invest­ment bank­ing with­in Renew­able Ener­gy and LNG mar­kets, and it will def­i­nite­ly help me what­ev­er career I decide to pursue.

Jingyan Chen – MSc. Finance, Impe­r­i­al Col­lege Lon­don and CFA Candidate. 

I par­tic­i­pat­ed in the intern pro­gramme at Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture this sum­mer, and my role main­ly focus­es on doing research and analysing finan­cial mod­els in the ener­gy sec­tor. I think Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture pro­vides an excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ty for those who are inter­est­ed in the invest­ment bank­ing indus­try and want to get lots of hands-on expe­ri­ence with­in a rel­a­tive­ly short time. At Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture, I worked as a part of the team, and I was able to take part in live trans­ac­tions and get lots of expo­sure to real deals. The tasks here are both chal­leng­ing and excit­ing. Doing an intern­ship here, you do not expect to do repet­i­tive work. Instead, I am able to work on a wide range of core projects. For exam­ple, dur­ing my time here, I con­duct­ed an in-depth analy­sis of two finan­cial mod­els for wind farm assets. It is real­ly fas­ci­nat­ing and intrigu­ing to deal with these com­plex projects and to gain some indus­try knowl­edge besides my own major. In addi­tion, I car­ried out research on the glob­al ener­gy mar­kets and analysed the com­pe­ti­tion between mar­kets. All of my work was relat­ed to deals in the Trans­ac­tion Ser­vices team and was pre­sent­ed to clients directly.

Fur­ther­more, I sup­port­ed and dis­cussed the val­u­a­tion and the mod­el in detail with clients via con­fer­ence calls. I am also able to par­tic­i­pate in some con­fer­ences, dis­cus­sions with indus­try experts, and even the nego­ti­a­tions with coun­ter­par­ties, which are real­ly good expo­sures for my future career. Mr Stir­ling, CEO of Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture, is a very expe­ri­enced pro­fes­sion­al in M&A, law, and tax, and he is very approach­able. He gave lots of help­ful guid­ance on deals and careers to me, and also intro­duced his pro­fes­sion­al con­tacts to me. I had a real­ly valu­able expe­ri­ence in SIP, and I rec­om­mend Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture to ambi­tious pro­fes­sion­als and students.

Ali­cia de Mora Losana — BSc. (Hons) Eco­nom­ics and Man­age­ment Kings Col­lege Lon­don  

My expe­ri­ence at Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture has been exact­ly what a third-year with a pas­sion for the finan­cial sec­tor might be search­ing for. Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture has giv­en me an insight into how finan­cial advi­so­ry firms work, specif­i­cal­ly those with a focus on real assets. It has allowed me to devel­op my research, ana­lyt­i­cal and crit­i­cal-think­ing skills as well as my com­mu­ni­ca­tion com­pe­ten­cies. I’ve had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn about the devel­op­ment of infra­struc­ture projects and their impor­tance to investors and to soci­ety, by not only using exten­sive and accu­rate research to cre­ate pro­pos­als for investors and pre­sen­ta­tions but by hav­ing the chance to be present in meet­ings with large cor­po­ra­tions ever since the start of my Ana­lyst role.

Due to my posi­tion at Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture, a firm with a sup­port­ive work envi­ron­ment and plen­ty of oppor­tu­ni­ties for involve­ment, I now feel more pre­pared for the start of my pro­fes­sion­al career in the finan­cial sec­tor after graduation.

Susan Chen — BSc. Eco­nom­ics, LSE (Prize Win­ner)  

The intern­ship at Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture has been an incred­i­bly insight­ful view into infra­struc­ture and real estate as asset class­es. Dur­ing my time at Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture, I have been involved on live M&A trans­ac­tions, prepar­ing pre­lim­i­nary due dili­gence ques­tions on the buy-side of the acqui­si­tion of a renew­ables port­fo­lio in Europe, as well as prepar­ing var­i­ous teas­er doc­u­ments to send to insti­tu­tion­al investors. This hands-on expe­ri­ence is some­thing I would not have had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to be involved in at oth­er intern­ships as a uni­ver­si­ty stu­dent, and hav­ing this kind of deal expo­sure has allowed me to broad­en my knowl­edge of what hap­pens dur­ing a live M&A deal.

Fur­ther­more, I have been able to devel­op my tech­ni­cal knowl­edge and research skills through research on the key trends with­in the ener­gy mar­ket, in par­tic­u­lar, the ener­gy and infra­struc­ture mar­ket. Through read­ing var­i­ous research papers and using Bloomberg ter­mi­nals to sup­port this process, I was able to pro­duce a pre­sen­ta­tion on the val­ue chain of infra­struc­ture sup­ply chains, and iden­ti­fy strate­gic invest­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties to ener­gy com­pa­nies.  Dur­ing my time here, I also had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to attend the con­fer­ences, which had speak­ers attend­ing from var­i­ous firms around the world that were invest­ing in infra­struc­ture glob­al­ly. This allowed me to gain an insight into the rel­e­vant themes with­in the infra­struc­ture mar­ket, such as PPPs, renew­able ener­gy trans­porta­tion and infra­struc­ture assets.

Max­ie Chopard – Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don LLB Hons Law, LPC – Dis­tinc­tion 

I thor­ough­ly enjoyed my intern­ships at Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture. I was giv­en real respon­si­bil­i­ty in a sup­port­ive envi­ron­ment where every individual’s con­tri­bu­tion is val­ued. Through chal­leng­ing tasks rang­ing from draft­ing engage­ment let­ters and con­fi­den­tial­i­ty agree­ments to legal research on com­mer­cial issues, I felt that I was able to apply what I had learnt on the LPC while gain­ing expo­sure to the dif­fer­ent types of trans­ac­tions the firm handles.

Although I was a legal intern, Michael took every chance to involve me in trans­ac­tions. I sat in on client calls and meet­ings, attend­ed indus­try events and par­tic­i­pat­ed in inter­nal train­ing ses­sions through which I deep­ened my under­stand­ing of the ener­gy and infra­struc­ture sec­tors. As a future trainee solic­i­tor, this improved com­mer­cial aware­ness will enable me to pro­vide prac­ti­cal advice to my clients. I would rec­om­mend the intern­ship to any­one who is look­ing for a hands-on learn­ing experience.

Tian Ma — BA Jurispru­dence, Oxford

Over the past months, I have been attend­ing an invest­ment bank­ing intern­ship with Stir­ling Infra­struc­ture Part­ners under CEO Mr Michael Stir­ling’s direct super­vi­sion. This intern­ship has been a trans­for­ma­tive expe­ri­ence for me.

When I joined SIP in my first year of uni­ver­si­ty, I had lit­tle expo­sure to the invest­ment bank­ing world and was keen to explore the finance indus­try in prac­tice. I was encour­aged to gain knowl­edge across var­i­ous sec­tors by car­ry­ing in in-depth indus­try research from Fin­tech and Enter­prise Soft­ware to trans­port infra­struc­ture and ener­gy mar­kets by work­ing at Stir­ling infra­struc­ture. Under Michael’s patient guid­ance, I was able to gain an in-depth under­stand­ing of how these indus­tries worked and speak and present to some mar­ket-lead­ing indi­vid­u­als work­ing in these sec­tors and engage them in dis­cus­sions about our research findings.

Michael has been a tremen­dous men­tor over the course. Even though I was only a first-year when I start­ed at SIP, Michael con­sis­tent­ly encour­aged me to devel­op myself proac­tive­ly in research about mar­kets and trans­ac­tions that the firm is involved in and devel­op my per­spec­tives and analy­ses. I had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to col­lab­o­rate with team­mates to cre­ate and pub­lish research brief­in­gs and work with expe­ri­enced financiers to build a pro­pri­etary set of finan­cial met­rics to assist clients in cap­i­tal raising.

Through the expe­ri­ence, I have gained many insights into var­i­ous mar­kets and indus­tries and bet­ter under­stand the prac­ti­cal aspects of an invest­ment bank­ing career and improve my skills in finan­cial research, writ­ing, and pre­sen­ta­tion. I believe that these skills will become invalu­able assets in my career in the future.

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