The DSW Ventures 1-Year Internship Programme - 2024

An opportunity to gain hands-on venture capital experience working with a team of senior experts.

This is a perfect opportunity for a bright and ambitious finance or business student looking to get exposure to investing and venture capital. You will work closely with members of the team at all levels and gain deep insights into the investment process and portfolio management. This is a challenging role for a talented and ambitious sandwich course student who can commit to a year working with us.

The job specification is below. If you are interested, please email your CV alongside a covering letter to

Job Title: Venture Capital Intern - University Sandwich Course Student

Location: Manchester

Duration: 12 months starting July 2024

DSW Ventures is a leading venture capital firm that invests in disruptive, high-growth startups and supports founders in their quest to create world-changing businesses. We are currently seeking a highly motivated and passionate university student to join our team as a Venture Capital Intern for a sandwich course placement.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented individual to gain hands-on experience in the fast-paced world of venture capital, learn about the latest innovations in technology, and contribute to the success of our portfolio companies.


  • Internal projects: Assist in the development and maintenance of internal databases, deal tracking, and reporting systems.
  • Deal assessment: Working with the investment team to administer and critically assess applicant companies.
  • Deal sourcing: Assist in the identification, screening, and evaluation of potential investment opportunities.
  • Market research and analysis: Conduct thorough market research and analysis on various industries, sectors, and emerging technologies to identify potential investment opportunities.
  • Due diligence: Participate in the due diligence process for potential investments, including financial analysis, market research, and interviews with company management and industry experts.
  • Marketing: Attend industry conferences, events, and meetups to establish relationships with entrepreneurs, investors, and other key stakeholders.


  • Currently enrolled in a university sandwich course in Business, Finance, Economics, or a related field.
  • Strong analytical, research, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
  • A genuine passion for startups, technology, and venture capital.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Familiarity with financial modeling and valuation techniques is a plus.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a covering letter and CV to Keith Benson at

DSW Ventures is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. We believe that diversity and inclusion in the workplace contribute to our success as a company and create a richer experience for our employees.

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