Program Overview

The Undergraduate Summer Internship is open to rising college or university seniors (graduating in December 2021 or Spring 2022). U.S. Work Authorization is required for Boca- or Boston-based internships; UK Work Authorization is required for London-based internships.

The 2021 Undergraduate Summer Internship will run for 9 weeks (beginning in June 2021.) Summer Interns must be able and willing to commit to the full length of the program.

Polen Capital will be receiving applications until October 30, 2020. We review applications on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply as soon as you are ready because interviews can occur prior to the application period closing.

Firm Overview

Polen Capital is a global investment management firm advising approximately $50 billion in assets as of September 2020 and providing high value-added, quality growth equity investment strategies to a wide range of institutional and individual clients around the world. Since 1989, the Firm has been committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional professionals who are aligned with our goal of preserving and growing our clients’ assets to protect their present and enable their future.

Polen Capital has three autonomous investment teams that oversee a global equities universe of high-quality growth companies. The Boca Raton-based Large Company Growth team manages three large company strategies: Focus Growth, Global Growth, and International Growth. The Boston-based Small Company Growth team manages three small company strategies: U.S. Small Company Growth, U.S. Small- and Mid-Cap Company Growth, and International Small Company Growth. The London-based Emerging Markets Growth team manages a Global Emerging Markets Growth strategy.

The firm has been recognized by Pensions & Investments as one of the industry’s “Best Places to Work” in each of the past four years.

As an Undergraduate Summer Intern, you will:

  • Gain hands-on exposure to our asset management business, investment philosophy and process
  • Participate in leadership and skill-based training, speaker series, and firmwide events alongside full-time employees and fellow Summer Interns
  • Collaborate with team members to produce tangible results on projects that are relevant to the firm

Summer Interns may be considered for full-time roles post-graduation.

Available Groups

Analytics (Boca Raton, Boston)
Investment Analytics supports investment research initiatives with statistical, data-driven analyses. Business Analytics generates portfolio and performance analytics and internal management reports that support business management, investment, marketing, and distribution.

Distribution (Boca Raton, Boston, London)
The Distribution team builds and maintains relationships with clients which include Financial Advisors, RIA’s, Institutions, and Consultants around the globe, services our clients, and helps to grow our business.

Finance (Boca Raton)
The Finance team is responsible for strategic planning and financial management initiatives and the financial and tax reporting for Polen Capital.

Human Resources (Boca Raton)
The Human Resources team is responsible for recruiting, talent management, employee relations, learning & development, and diversity & inclusion.

Large Company Growth Team (Boca Raton)
The Boca-Raton based Large Company Growth Team oversees the management of our large-cap growth strategies: Focus Growth, Global Growth, and International Growth.

Legal & Compliance (Boca Raton)
Legal & Compliance plays a crucial role in protecting the firm from legal and regulatory risk by formulating and administering the firm’s compliance program and drafting and negotiating legal documents.

Marketing (Boca Raton, Boston)
The Marketing team guides the firm’s strategic marketing initiatives, from our global brand to digital strategy, and ensures consistent messaging and branding across all internal and external communications, from corporate and product to web and social media. The team also leads and executes community-based initiatives and firm-wide events.

Operations & Trading (Boca Raton)
The Operations & Trading team is responsible for all in-house operations and trading for the firm’s investment strategies in addition to oversight of any aspects of operations and trading that are outsourced to ensure our business functions seamlessly.

Technology (Boca Raton)
Infrastructure & System Administration supports the firm’s technology efforts, ensuring a state of-the-art, durable and scalable technology platform to protect the firm’s data and processes.

How to Apply

Kindly submit your resume by Friday, October 30 to and reference the group you would like to intern with in the subject line of your email. You will receive a response from Polen Capital if you are selected for an interview; please note that we cannot ensure a reply to all applicants.

For additional information on our Summer opportunities, download our internship experience flyer.