An internship at Advantum Corporate Finance is a great opportunity to get to know an attractive employer in the field of investment banking / M&A boutiques.
The team at the Tallinn office is rather small and everybody is cooperative and easy to talk to. This makes it easy to integrate well into the team, to get to know everybody of the team, even personally, and to quickly get an overview of the entire business. The learning curve at Advantum Corporate Finance is extremely steep since the team is small and therefore everybody has to take on responsibility and deliver results. Nevertheless, everybody in the team is very cooperative and they take their time explaining and training the interns and new employees. Due to the great team spirit, nobody will ever be left alone with a task (s)he is struggeling with.
The internship was in Estonia but it is sufficient to speak English. Since the Tallinn office works closely together with the Berlin office, German is a big advantage.
In addition to experiencing a steep learning curve, an internship at Advantum Corporate Finance increases the chances for a full time hire significantly. On top of that, pervious interns have landed investment banking jobs at other reputable banks, including bulge bracket banks.
Since Advantum Corporate Finance receives a large number of applications while having only a few internship slots available, I strongly recommend to clearly convey the motivation for the internship, especially when applying from abroad.