Commonfund is proud to bring in a group of outstanding young people each year for our 10-week summer intern program. The program is designed to provide high school and college students exposure to the financial world and an opportunity to work alongside asset management professionals with a range of experiences supporting client-related mandates. Positions are available in our Wilton, CT headquarters as well as our New York City office.
This class of 2019 includes 14 interns hailing from schools across the country with varied interests and majors. This year’s class also included Aastha Jain, a scholar from the Girls Who Invest program which Commonfund has partnered with since its’ inception in 2016 and is thrilled to sponsor and work with to provide opportunities for young women who aspire to careers in the asset management industry.
We were also very happy to have Bianca Juca, a student from the local Wilton High School and a member of the A Better Chance program, join us this year as an intern supporting our legal department. Darvin Molina, who is also an alumni scholar of ABC Wilton, joined our summer internship program in our New York office as a part of the business development team. Darvin is currently studying finance and management at Providence College. More details follow about the programs as well as profiles of each intern.
Girls Who Invest
In 2015, Seema Hingorani founded Girls Who Invest (“GWI”), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry.
A Better Chance of Wilton
A Better Chance (“ABC”) is a national program that refers academically talented inner-city students to some of the nation’s finest independent and public schools. Since 1963, A Better Chance has been the preeminent resource for identifying, recruiting and developing leaders from within the nation’s most economically-disadvantaged neighborhoods. A Better Chance serves as a national clearinghouse for deserving students, and places them in one of 279 boarding and day schools across the country, or in one of 23 public school programs including Wilton, Connecticut.
Founded in 1996, A Better Chance of Wilton has been transforming lives through educational opportunity. ABC Wilton provides deserving students with ‘a better chance’ by placing them in an environment that encourages academic excellence, improves their college acceptance chances, and lays the foundation for an improved future – for our scholars, our community and our country.
This popular town program is strongly supported by the high school, its administration, The Board of Education and most importantly by the people and businesses of Wilton. All of the program’s funds come from the generosity of the friends of A Better Chance of Wilton and 100% of those funds go to the support of the program. Interestingly, of its peer group of five programs in Fairfield County, the Wilton program is the most efficient in cost per Scholar per year. The driving force of the program is its large working board which oversees the many functions needed to ensure the smooth, continuous running of the program. In addition to the board, at any one time there are over 100 additional volunteers also associated with the program. It truly “takes a village.”