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Navigating the VC/PE Internship Landscape: Insights from Previous Interns

Embarking on an internship journey at a venture or private equity capital fund can be both exhilarating and challenging. To shed light on the experiences of past interns, we've gathered valuable insights and advice from individuals who have navigated the intricate world of venture capital. Here's a glimpse into the lessons learned and shared wisdom from those who have treaded the path before you.

Dive in with Curiosity and Embrace the Unknown

"If you're gearing up for your own internship at a venture capital fund, here's my advice: Dive in with curiosity, make connections, and absorb every bit of knowledge. Embrace the excitement, and who knows, you might just find your adventure along the way! Don't be afraid of not having the knowledge and skill set, as the best way of learning something is by doing it." - Mathias Väinsars, was an Intern @FirstPick

Patience is they Key

"One of my mistakes was that I expected to learn the VC analyst's craft super quickly. It is not a usual position, for which you get onboarding/training, and you are good to go. It takes many months and even years to gain that proper know-how, so be patient, GenZ kid." - Kipras Vaičekauskas, was an Intern @Practica Capital

Learn from the People, Not Just the Tasks

"While tasks undoubtedly provide valuable learning opportunities, the best source of knowledge is the people who work there. Their diverse backgrounds, global and top-tier firm exposure, and extensive networks make them the best mentors you could have. So don't be shy and soak up their knowledge." - Matas Baliukonis, Vilnius Jesuit High School, was an Intern @Contrarian Ventures

Seek Mentorship and Cherish Connections

"Don't be afraid to seek mentorship; while you strive to soak up every opportunity to learn, remember to cherish your time during the internship and value the strong connections you'll build here." - Emilija Čapkauskaitė, Vilnius Jesuit High School, was an Intern @INVL

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