The role of an Intern in Banking & Corporate Finance at Santander is both versatile and unique. You will be based in Amsterdam, a newly established Santander branch in Europe. Your core activities are twofold. One part is focused on building core Corporate Finance skills to be able to support pitching to clients and execution of strategic mandates. The other part is focused on supporting Client Relationship Management activities that help building, sustaining, and monetizing global relationships. You will be acting for Santander’s clients based in the Netherlands & Belgium. Both elements are further explained below.
Corporate Finance – actively support in origination and execution of mandates:
An important part of the role is the day-to-day execution of Corporate Finance and M&A mandates. You could, for instance, help to perform company valuations that require various valuation methods such as discounted cash flow, leveraged buyout, merger models, comparables, etc. You will draft company profiles by analyzing financial statements, you will assist in the preparation of marketing presentations for both origination (pitchbooks) and execution (information memorandum, management presentations, etc.) and you will also help performing financial and strategic business analyses on sectors, competitors, and customers.
Client Relationship Management – assisting Bankers in their global coverage responsibilities for large clients:
At Santander, we follow a focused and relationship-driven model with a target portfolio of Corporates, Sponsors, and Financial Institutions. As an intern you will support Junior and Senior Bankers in originating and executing Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and Treasury Solutions mandates. In doing so you will help prepare many client meetings, business plans, monitoring performance in terms of client profitability and absolute revenue targets (involved in all internal and external aspects of transactions, e.g., client pitches, credit documentation, risk & business committees). The successful candidate must (i) be eager to work on projects in a large, diverse, and global organization within a challenging and dynamic business environment and (ii) demonstrate intellectual curiosity in delivering a wide scope of solutions ranging from M&A advisory to ECM, DCM, Syndicated Loans, Acquisition Finance, Structured Finance, Working Capital Solutions, FX, etc.
Santander’s value proposition:
You will become part of a truly entrepreneurial, international, and multicultural working environment. Santander offers an opportunity to join a globally leading Corporate and Investment Bank with a competitive and ambitious team. You will be based in Amsterdam working within a diverse team. As an intern you will work alongside experienced Junior and Senior Bankers, gaining excellent exposure, experience, and inclusion in the whole process of winning and closing deals across different products and services. Santander will help you grow your core Banking & Corporate finance skills, extend your knowledge across all banking products and grant you an opportunity to experience to be part of a rapidly growing team with ambitious growth targets.
Requirements for the role:
- Preferably experience in Investment Banking (prior internships)
- Advanced undergraduates or graduates from top-tier business/engineering schools, with top tier results
- Strong analytical and quantitative skills
- Proven ability to meet deadlines while paying attention to details
- Entrepreneurial mindset, pro-active and autonomous
- Ability to work in a truly international environment
- Team player who can interact effectively with all levels of hierarchy and product teams
- Excellent proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, and financial modelling
- Languages: Fluent in Dutch and English. French and/or Spanish are a plus
- Availability from July, September or November for a minimum of 4 months.
If you are interested in this position and recognise yourself in the above described profile we kindly invite you to apply via the button below or to email your CV, Motivation letter and Graduation certificates (high school, bachelor and master) with reference ‘Application Santander Internship’ to [email protected] (incomplete applicant files will not be considered).