Undergraduate Intern, Program and Events 


Position Description

EMPEA is seeking an Undergraduate Intern in its Programs & Events Department to support its efforts in program content development, member and sponsor communications, and business development. EMPEA’s suite of conferences, in-person training and education events and online professional development programs are focused on providing our members and global industry stakeholders the intelligence and relationships needed to navigate the fast growing economies of emerging markets.

The Undergraduate Intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist the programs and events team with researching and developing compelling content for our events, including current emerging markets private equity and global economic themes, relevant keynote speakers and other content providers. The Undergraduate Intern will also serve as an important point-of-contact for our member private equity firms, international investors and other supporters. This internship provides hands-on opportunities to learn about the asset class and connect with major industry players. Job responsibilities may also include supporting programs and events logistics and reporting, responding to general inquiries, assisting with speaker and sponsor coordination efforts, and various organizational tasks related to the production of conferences and other events as necessary.


  • Work with a dynamic team passionate about emerging markets
  • Develop a keen understanding of private equity from leading industry players and global economic experts
  • Acquire hands-on training in programs, events and budget management for international non-profits
  • Connect with C-level executives directly and learn the landscape of emerging markets investors


The qualified candidate is an undergraduate student with an interest in emerging markets, economic trends and global private sector development. Professional demeanor, excellent attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and multi-task are required. Prior economic research experience, use of Salesforce and Excel proficiency are preferred.


This is an unpaid internship. The intern will work 15-20 hours per week, and start date and term of internship are flexible. Targeted start date is August 19, 2013.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume by 5:00pm, August 7, 2013 to Emily Sandhaus at

Submissions should be addressed to the attention of Emily Sandhaus, Senior Manager, Programs & Events with the email subject: EMPEA Intern – [Last Name]. Only applications that include a cover letter will be considered.
No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Contact: Emily Sandhaus, events@EMPEA.net


The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) is an independent, global membership association whose mission is to catalyze the development of private equity and venture capital industries in emerging markets. EMPEA’s 320+ member firms share the belief that private equity can provide superior returns to investors, while creating significant value for companies, economies and communities in emerging economies. Our members, representing nearly 60 countries and more than US$1 trillion in assets under management, include the leading institutional investors and private equity and venture capital fund managers across developing and developed markets. More information can be found at www.EMPEA.org or you can follow us on Twitter @EMPEA.