Campus Recruiting - Investment Banking 2020 Summer Analyst
Houston, TX
Job Description

Piper Jaffray Investment Banking Summer Analyst Opportunity

About Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray is a leading, international middle-market investment bank and institutional securities firm, serving the needs of middle market corporations, private equity groups, public entities and institutional investors. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the firm has additional investment banking offices in New York, San Francisco, Charlotte, Houston, Boston, Chicago and London. Piper Jaffray investment banking specializes in a variety of financial transactions and focuses on the needs of growth companies in the clean technology and renewables, consumer, financial institutions, health care, industrial growth, technology, media, telecommunications, and business services sectors. Piper Jaffray is one of the premier investment banks focused solely on the middle market.

Simmons Energy - A Division of Piper Jaffray

Simmons Energy was an independent investment bank for over 40 years, and was acquired by Piper Jaffray companies in early 2016. Simmons has built a lasting reputation for specializing in the entire spectrum of the energy industry and continues to do so as the energy-specific branch of a much larger firm. Simmons has acted as financial advisor in over $166 billion of transactions, including 592 merger and acquisitions worth nearly $100 billion. Simmons has a large equity research team with coverage of approximately 130 public energy companies in the integrated oil, oil service, E&P, coal, power, and alternative energy sectors. Simmons has served as co-manager on over $62 billion in public debt and equity offerings. The firm's clients range from small, privately held companies to multi-billion dollar public entities. Consistent with its specialized approach, Simmons recruits high-caliber individuals with the goal of offering a rewarding career to its employees.

The Summer Analyst Program

Simmons Energy is currently seeking undergraduate students for our 2020 Investment Banking Summer Analyst Internship Program. Summer Analysts generally work 10 weeks within an industry or product group in Investment Banking and have the opportunity to learn financial modeling and basic analysis of companies and industries, as well as gain an understanding of the dynamics of the capital markets.

The internship program includes one week of formal training and a speaker series from executives across the firm. Interns will all attend networking events during the program. Our internships are a direct pipeline for our full-time analyst positions the following year.

The internships are open to students who will graduate in December 2020 or May/June 2021.


  • Outstanding academic achievement - minimum GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Must plan to graduate in December 2020 or Spring 2021
  • Most candidates major in Finance, Accounting, Business, or Economics or have self-studied
  • Strong MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills
  • Superior work ethic

What We Look For

Simmons Energy seeks dedicated and motivated individuals possessing demonstrated academic achievement (minimally, a GPA above 3.4) as well as leadership, organizational and teamwork skills. The ability to create innovative solutions, articulate complex ideas and adapt to a rapidly changing environment is essential. Analysts must be able to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects. The most successful analysts have taken courses in finance and accounting and are very familiar with financial modeling.

Simmons Energy and Piper Jaffray are equal opportunity employers.

Job Type Full-time