Solera Capital Summer Internship

Solera Capital, a New York City-based private equity firm, will host one W&M student intern in summer 2015.

Solera makes private equity investments in emerging growth companies in industries with compelling long-term prospects. Solera’s portfolio companies have achieved leadership positions within the organic/natural, US Latin media, consumer healthcare, specialty branded retail, health/wellness and sustainable industries. We are a forward-looking, modern firm that values creative, diverse thinking and talent. Among other opportunities, the William and Mary intern will be involved in research, marketing and strategic projects within the portfolio companies. The intern will receive a stipend of $6,000 to cover summer expenses during the 8-week internship.

Solera Capital’s CEO, Molly Ashby ’81, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College who majored in International Relations. She was a senior executive at J. P. Morgan Capital before founding Solera Capital in 1999.

Qualifications:
All William & Mary undergraduates with Arts and Sciences majors who will be seniors in 2015-16 are eligible to apply. Applicants must possess demonstrated research, writing, and analytical skills. Some training in statistics and/or other quantitative methods will be helpful, but is not required. Applicants must also have excellent verbal communication skills and be able to work well in a team-oriented environment.

Application Process:
Applicants should submit the items listed below to the Charles Center (Blow Hall Suite 254) by 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 2. A faculty committee will interview finalists and select the intern.
- Application form
- One-page letter of interest in which you clearly explain your interest in the internship (why it fits with previous academic or extracurricular activities, what you hope to gain from the experience, and why you are a good candidate for the position)
- One-page resume
- Banner transcript (including spring 2015 course registration)
- One letter of recommendation from a William and Mary faculty member who can comment on your academic qualifications for this internship, particularly your research, writing and analytical skills. This letter should be placed in a sealed envelope with the recommender’s signature across the seal.

Questions? Email [[lmgrim, Lisa Grimes]]