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SMBC 2023 Summer Intern Program – Structured Debt in New York, New York


What is the Opportunity?

SMBC hosts a 10-week Summer Intern Program for undergraduate students who will have the opportunity to work on teams, be exposed to significant firm-wide projects within their respective business areas and support a range of deals with our clients.

We offer many different opportunities including building financial models, developing client presentations, conducting research, and observing client meetings – all to improve their understanding of the global banking industry.

Our Summer Intern Program is an excellent gateway to our full-time Analyst Program.

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We are currently hiring into the following areas:

Execution Management

SMBC’s Global Structured Finance team is one of the world’s leading project finance powerhouse. We provide debt and equity services to clients globally and have strong market positioning. We provide a variety of financing solutions for large scale infrastructure projects including conventional and renewable power plants, transmission lines, mining, oil and gas facilities, toll roads, ports, airports, bridges and hospitals across US and Canada. Our typical products are structuring of project finance, financial advisory to project developers, long / short term loan to project, large scale underwriting of the loans, bond (144A, US private placement) arrangement, Export Credit Agency financing and M&A.

Subscription Secured Finance

SMBC is a global leader in subscription-secured lending to private equity funds investing across multiple asset classes. SMBC offers financing to investment management firms that seek a flexible and inexpensive form of leverage to employ on closed-end, private equity funds, for either commingled fund partnerships or single investor separate accounts. We manage relationships with over 80 Financial Sponsors, spanning the largest private equity firms globally and a large cross-section of mid-market sponsors.

Real Estate Finance

Our desk is a client-facing division of Specialized Finance Department, responsible for delivering the full front-to-back spectrum of non-recourse commercial real estate financing. We finance the following types of real estate: multifamily apartments, logistics centers, office buildings, retail shopping centers, hotels, data centers and so on. Our customers are the world’s top-class real estate investors, as well as Japanese and Asian investors, as we leverage our long-standing history and wide client coverage in the Asian market.

Structured Placement

The Structured Placement Group is the dedicated U.S. Private Placement (“USPP”) team within SMBC Nikko. With a focus on project bond and corporate financings, the team provides global clients access to the USPP investor base. This investor base comprises many North American and select European and Asian pension funds, insurance companies and other large institutions interested in investment opportunities around the world. The Structured Placement Group has been extremely active in a diverse set of industries, including renewable energy, oil & gas, infrastructure and transportation.


At SMBC, we connect the diversity of our employees to the resilience of our firm. We strongly encourage an inclusive environment so that our staff can be their authentic selves and fully thrive in their roles. It is our belief that diversity is not only about demographic differences but also of thought, knowledge, skills, and culture. The acceptance of such diversity strengthens each one of us and is essential to the success of our firm. We are deeply committed to attracting and retaining a high-performing, talented, and diverse workforce.

We are a market leader. The evolution of SMBC’s products and services is driven by the ever-changing needs of companies across the globe in every industry sector. SMBC takes market-leading positions and has been consistently recognized in the banking industry for providing outstanding financial services.

Our corporate relationships are built on trust. To successfully navigate an uncertain economy while also capitalizing on the opportunities that rise, clients count on SMBC to take a long-term view that emphasizes stability and attention to the numbers. This approach has served our clients well.

Our competitive advantage:

  • A strong client base with broad coverage of the Fortune 500

  • Worldwide operations enable us to provide clients with global solutions, make SMBC the leading choice for U.S. businesses expanding in Asia

  • A solid balance sheet and conservative approach


How Our Program Works

Our Summer Intern Program is designed for students who completed their junior year.

This 10-week program commences in June and includes:

  • Orientation

  • Training with on-the-desk experience

  • Senior Speaker Series

  • Japanese cultural activities

  • Social networking activities

  • Volunteer Day with a local nonprofit

  • Mentorship opportunity with both a junior and senior mentor at SMBC


The successful candidate will possess or demonstrate the following personal and professional attributes:

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a graduation date of December 2023 or May 2024 ; excellent academic record

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with specific ability to communicate concepts and ideas concisely

  • Financial modeling/valuation and analytical skills; keen interest in finance and markets

  • Ability to comfortably interact with clients in a professional and mature manner

  • Outstanding ethics, integrity, and judgment

  • Intellectual curiosity

  • Comfort in and commitment to a strong teamwork environment

  • Highly organized, detail oriented, self-driven, and motivated

  • Advanced Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills and the ability to quickly learn new software applications

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Posting Date 2 weeks ago (7/29/2022 1:39 PM)

Career Category Summer Intern Program

iCIMS ID 2022-13224

Corporate Title N/A

Type Limited Duration Full Time (Non-Exempt)

SMBC is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability