Stark offers current students and recent graduates of bachelor degree programs an opportunity to join one of the most dynamic firms in the alternative investments industry. Undergraduate internships traditionally run during the summer months. Full-time students may be hired year-round and typically join Stark in our Accounting, Finance or Information Technology groups. Click on the links below to learn more about the opportunities and unique benefits of joining Stark.Accounting
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Opportunities in Stark's Accounting group span the Structured Products, Fund Accounting and Corporate Accounting functions.
Structured Products: the Structured Products group focuses on four areas; global private equity, structured lending, real estate and venture capital. The team is responsible for deal structuring, tax compliance, monthly financial reporting, valuation support and financial modeling.
Fund Accounting: the Fund Accounting team manages accounting for various investments. Members of this team learn the inner-workings of Stark's business; how it generates income, how positions are funded and how changes in valuation impact a portfolio.
Corporate Accounting: the Corporate Accounting group performs functions similar to traditional corporate accounting departments, but in a global context. Team members are involved in expense allocations related to administrative and overhead services, tax and regulatory issues for our global locations, and auditing and financial controls within our organization.
Opportunities in Stark's Finance group span the Firm's finance, operations, stock loan and treasury functions.
Finance: the Finance team is responsible for margin calls, margin statements and daily analysis of trades, offering team members unique exposure to each of Stark's global investment strategies. This group communicates capital availability information to the Firm's principals on a daily basis.
Operations: the Operations team reviews trades daily to identify and resolve any trade discrepancies. Members gain exposure to a broad array of financial instruments and trades.
Treasury: The Treasury group manages cash balances in more than 20 currencies, maintains controls on cash wires and manages short-term cash. This team is responsible for ensuring adequate funding for bank accounts daily.
Computer Science, Software Engineering or MIS students typically join our Information Technology group, the backbone of our operations infrastructure that connects every aspect of our business. Below are examples of the areas that our IT group touches.
Front Office: develops trading desk systems utilized by the investment staff.
Risk Management: measures and evaluates portfolio exposures and identifies actions required under different scenarios.
Middle Office: designs proprietary systems to facilitate and improve position management and order management.
Back Office: creates interfaces between accounting systems as well as external broker systems.
Infrastructure: provides information technology and communications support for internal users in multiple, global locations.
Spending the summer at Stark is a great way to begin a career in one of the most exciting areas of the investment industry. Interns can expect to become a contributing member of a team, gaining a broad exposure to our business and to senior members of management across the Firm. If you explore the Accounting, Finance and Information Technology links on this page, you'll get a basic idea of the various functions you can learn about as an intern.
Internships are filled through a competitive interview process and are typically available to finance, accounting and computer science students with strong academic credentials and evidence of leadership, both in and outside of the classroom.
Full-time employees enjoy unique benefits:
- Competitive bonus opportunities
- Daily exposure to firm leaders and investment professionals
- Tuition reimbursement/ culture of learning
- On-site fitness center
- Concierge services
- Onsite, subsidized breakfast and lunch
- Firm-wide events, including volunteer and social activities