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MBA- Finance and Strategy Internship



Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

The Team

We're hiring quickly and consciously, and as an intern , you're going to make a massive impact on the team. We have a flat structure, collaborate across disciplines and everyone has an impact across many areas of the business. We value feedback, honesty and clear communication. The scope of this opportunity is massive given the rate of growth of C&I solar, and the potential financial and sustainability impact it has on corporate energy procurement. Come and help us create a new energy asset class from the built environment.

What you'll do

We are looking for two MBA interns who are financial wizards and brilliant in financial modelling. Willing to roll up their sleeves and support high- impact business initiatives. The scope of the projects will vary based on business needs and the candidate's relevant skills and interests, but is going to be aligned with either our Business Development or Finance team. Support project finance transactions, including construction debt, term debt, and tax equity investments. Analyse financing structures and come up with project financing financial models including project debt financings and upstream financing solutions.

Who you are

If you are looking for a life-changing career opportunity where you can grow and bring on your experience to make a difference then this is the job for you. So, who you are is of utmost importance. It probably looks like this:

You execute

We're out to earn the trust of our future customers, and we’re doing that by demonstrating the real value in what we build. So, we all need to execute to completion.

You’ll be enthusiastic about solving problems and delivering value in any challenge.

You learn

We don’t have all the answers to everything we need right now, and neither will you. We are continuously learning as we build. That applies throughout the company.

You’ll be comfortable with what you do and don’t know; you'll know how to ask for help and provide help in return. We'll be supportive, and make sure you can be the best at what you do.

You communicate

As a remote-first company, much of our interaction is asynchronous. To fully deliver your ideas, passion, and values you need to be an excellent communicator.

You’re experienced

We are looking for someone that has 1-4 years’ experience in private equity, renewable energy development, investment banking, infrastructure investing and/or project/structured finance. Able to own high-impact projects aligned to either the Finance or Business Development team at InRange. Industry experience in real assets / industrials, with preference for expertise specifically in power and renewable energy. Advanced Excel knowledge and ability to build and understand complex financial models. You have strong numerical skills and possess a high attention to detail. You have a very good understanding of finance concepts, are experienced in (financial) modelling and proficient in using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. You are proactive, show ownership for your tasks and feel comfortable to work in an entrepreneurial environment and frequently interacting with key decision makers.

One main ingredient is the hunger and willingness to get your hands dirty with the details but also thrive at a strategic level. You must be comfortable with working in ambiguity and have a passion for crafting structure in places where it doesn't yet exist. With a "the buck stops here" mentality, a bias for quantifiable results versus activity, and willingness to hold yourself & others accountable for delivering results. We need Contrarians!


Joining a startup this early comes with both risk and reward.

For the right person, this opportunity will accelerate your career. You’ll collaborate with an experienced team of startup builders and investors. Your high degree of autonomy and responsibility will give you a place to show how you get things done.

We have a bold vision to go far. This is location specific role but we have a flexible, remote, or office working environment. For this role, we require someone to be based in the UK and have the understanding and experience of debt financing within the UK and Europe.

Most importantly to us, you'll be working in a culture you help to build; one that treats others how you want to be treated.