Geopolitical Intern

  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
  • Posted
    May 02

Position description

Ergo is a global intelligence and advisory firm specializing in due diligence, competitive intelligence, and geopolitical analysis in the world’s most challenging geographies. We have unique assets and capabilities across emerging and frontier markets in industries such as oil and gas, agriculture, infrastructure, financial services, and aerospace and defense. Our clients include leading private equity firms, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, multinational corporations, and law firms.

Work at Ergo is exciting and challenging and offers the opportunity to conduct in-depth analysis, primary research, and consulting on a wide range of issues of interest to international investors. This is a demanding position in which you will work with our research team to understand our clients' questions and then lead the process to discover the answers.

Ergo seeks an intern of the very highest caliber for a summer start in New York. Current students and recent graduates from top undergraduate programs are especially encouraged to apply. The internship will be paid, and applicants must have full time work availability in New York City.

  • Helping leading investment analysts and corporate leaders leverage primary research to make better decisions
  • Recruiting world-class global subject matter experts into the Ergo network and for participation in Ergo client projects
  • Monitoring and regularly reporting on complex political, economic, and security dynamics in challenging countries
  • Conducting due diligence investigations on companies and individuals through the use of primary and secondary sources
  • Writing, analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting complex findings to meet high standards
  • Working closely with Ergo's research and executive teams
  • Interacting with leaders and front-line managers in global policy and industries


Ideal candidates will have completed (or are in the process of completing) an undergraduate or graduate degree with an emphasis on business and/or international affairs and fluency in at least one language other than English. Previous internship or work experience in security policy, consulting, risk analysis, sell-side research, or international business is a plus. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a genuine interest in international affairs and emerging markets. Self-starters with demonstrated passion and drive are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have:

  • A strong academic record
  • Absolute integrity
  • A positive attitude and sense of humor
  • Superior communication and oral/written presentation skills
  • A desire to work hard in a rewarding atmosphere
  • A personal and work history that shows honesty, discipline, initiative, creativity and a very strong intellect
  • A proven capacity to research, write and present complex material
  • The ability to work well with a team
  • Solid facility with Microsoft Office (familiarity with Adobe Design Suite is a plus)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.5.

Application instructions

Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to [email protected] with “Summer 2017 Intern” in the subject line. 

To learn more about Ergo, please visit our website at  No phone calls please.

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