Internship Securities Research & Corporate Finance - Life Sciences

Van Lanschot Kempen
Asset Management , Banking, Corporate Finance
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Job description

Do you have interest in financial markets and affinity with Life Sciences (biotech, pharma, medtech, diagnostics) and are you up for the challenge? Apply now for a combination internship at the Corporate Finance Life Sciences and Securities Research Life Sciences teams for a period 6 months. Hereby you'll start at the Corporate Finance department and then move to Securities.

As a Corporate Finance intern you will work closely together for 3 months with our employees on preparing pitches to win new mandates and the execution of ongoing projects and transactions. During the three-month internship period, you will operate as a fully-fledged team member and you will be actively involved in (strategy) discussions.

Next to the Corporate Finance team, the Securities Research teams are continuously looking for talented students for full time internships in which interns operate for 3 months as a fully-fledged team member and carry out sector and company analysis in co-operation with the team’s research analysts. The output of such studies is immediately used for our research reports which are sent to investors. During the intensive period you will become acquainted with the basics of the equity brokerage business and obtain in-depth knowledge of the European Life Sciences sector.

If required by your university, the 3 month period at the Securities research team will allow for the writing of a thesis in the form of an initiation of coverage research report.

Would you like to work with entrepreneurial, ambitious colleagues on both preparing and executing transactions and writing research on exciting Life Sciences stocks? Then this is a position for you!

Who are we looking for?

Kempen seeks university students with ambition, drive and proven talent. While the requirement for both an economic and scientific background is not a prerequisite, interest in the financial sector and Life Sciences sector are. You have excellent analytical capabilities, excellent communication skills and you are a real team player. You have commercial insight, are proactive, see opportunities and dare to take the initiative. You prefer project-based work, are not afraid of deadlines and are willing to take chances. Kempen requires its analysts to rise to the challenge, and our interns are no exception. Are you results-oriented, driven, an entrepreneur and customizable? Do you think you fit in our organization and do you want to take on the challenge?

Check your profile:

  • Master phase or master’s degree, preferably with a scientific or financial background;
  • Affinity with financial markets and the Life Sciences sector;
  • Analytically strong;
  • Above average grades.
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Strong communication skills.

Company information

The story behind Van Lanschot and Kempen is a fascinating one. It is a story of people with guts, energetic and intelligent people who are determined to be successful. It is a story about people who exceed expectations, take responsibility, carefully consider opportunities they identify and subsequently capitalize on them, people with an entrepreneurial spirit and an unwavering passion for their work. Candidates who fit this description can expect to be given every opportunity within our company. This is where the magic happens! We are a specialized and independent asset management company with a strong focus on wealth retention, wealth protection and wealth creation for our clients. Our strength lies in the special, strong relationships that our reputable brands, Van Lanschot and Kempen, have with private and institutional clients. Private banking, asset management and merchant banking are the areas in which we excel and in which we differentiate ourselves by the personal attention we give our clients, as well as our expertise and experience.


Kempen fosters an open culture that consistently provides young talents with every opportunity to make an impact in the organization early on in their career. Kempen offers challenging career opportunities to courageous and ambitious finance professionals with a common sense view and the ability to stand their ground at boardroom level. Candidates who fit this description can expect to be given ample space and support to reach their full potential. Kempen is an employer of choice with over a century of experience, and has developed into a leading merchant bank specializing in asset management, corporate finance, securities broking, and private equity. We excel in our services and take pride in our excellence!

This pride is the founding block of our culture. We stand by our word and do what we say we will, with total commitment to our clients, and fully focused on being the best at what we do!

Kempen Corporate Finance Life Sciences & Healthcare

Innovation and entrepreneurship in biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceuticals are the driving force behind major medical breakthroughs. As one of the few European investment banks, Kempen has a leading position in providing life sciences and healthcare companies the best possible advice in mergers & acquisitions and capital market transactions. Our specialist market and industry expertise enable our professionals to provide top-level financial advice to our international client base, consisting of private- and public companies, private equity, venture capital, family offices, management teams, (majority) shareholders and institutional generalist as well as life sciences specialist investors.

Securities department

In the Dealing Room we have specialists engaged in research, sales, sales trading and trading. Research is responsible for proactively forming an opinion on the firms in their coverage universe and publishing reports, recommendations and price targets. Sales is engaged in advising international institutional investors. They also organize roadshows and seminars worldwide, and bring other investors and management teams of listed companies together. Sales Trading and Trading is where supply and demand comes together and trades are executed.

What do we offer?

From the minute you join us, we will challenge you to make a difference. Van Lanschot Kempen fosters a culture that encourages initiative and entrepreneurship. You will be given every opportunity from day one to make an impact in your professional field and to contribute to the future of our organization. At Van Lanschot Kempen, we value our employees and reward them by offering excellent career opportunities to those who know how to seize them. Furthermore, we offer you a generous remuneration and benefits package, including personal and professional training opportunities to develop your career.


Please contact our recruitment team at Please note that your grading lists is a mandatory step in the application process. Without these documents we cannot process your application.


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