The Analyst Program
“The culture we have tried to create at Kobre & Kim is one that encourages people to speak for themselves and to be vocal about their opinions. We know that the best ideas and strategies do not always come from the top down but from all directions. This is important because we are ultimately in the business of advocating for our client’s position.”
–Michael S. Kim, firm co-founder
About the Analyst Program
Kobre & Kim is recognized industrywide for its innovative Analyst Program, which now encompasses more than 80 analysts worldwide. Analysts remain at the firm for a minimum of two years (and often longer), working alongside lawyers from the inception of the investigative phase of cases through actual litigation. Working under the supervision of the firm's lawyers, our analysts provide research, knowledge and insight into sophisticated markets and a broad suite of highly specialized financial products.
All analysts have opportunities for advancement after their first year including transitioning to management roles as a Senior Analyst or Product Manager or specializing in practice areas. Analysts are also eligible to work in a highly legal-focused role as Specialists, working closely with the firm’s lawyers across two product areas, skills or geographical regions to provide critical advisory services and leadership on certain client matters within Kobre & Kim’s main product groups.
The Analyst Program offers an unparalleled opportunity for recent college graduates and young professionals to gain substantive, hands-on experience in law; develop their critical thinking skills and acumen for a successful career in any industry; and participate in a network of both current and emerging leaders in the legal industry and beyond.
Additionally, the Analyst Program offers unique benefits and opportunities for analysts including, but not limited, to:
- Career growth (promotion opportunities, affinity groups, mentorship, biannual structured feedback)
- Skills development (client interaction, public speaking, extensive trainings, stipends for foreign language courses and job-related professional certifications)
- Graduate school preparation support (paid study leave, firm covered test preparation)
- Work perks (social and professional development events, peer mentorship and coaching, travel, stipends, external speaker events).
Analysts who remain at the firm for at least three years are also eligible for the selective Kobre & Kim Scholars Program, which awards recipients with up to one year’s tuition to pursue law school, business school and other graduate degrees.
The Analyst position is open to final-year undergraduate and graduate students from any field of study or discipline. Analysts are typically top-ranked graduates from prestigious colleges and universities. Candidates should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; a strong academic background; strong critical thinking and excellent writing, research, teamwork and communication skills.
Analysts are self-confident, highly motivated individuals who display a broad range of academic and extracurricular interests. Interest in exploring financial markets and pursuing a career in law is welcomed but not necessary. Analysts come from a range of disciplines including STEM, finance, social sciences, and liberal arts. Additional language skills — Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish — are not required but strongly encouraged.
Learn more about our current analysts in the Our People section here.
Analyst Program Job Openings
Kobre & Kim is currently accepting applications for the Analyst position with a start date of summer 2021 for the following office locations: New York, Miami, San Francisco, São Paulo, Washington DC, Hong Kong, Shanghai and London. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about more immediate openings in our São Paulo office and potential analyst openings in additional locations.
All fall 2020 recruiting for the full-time Analyst position will be conducted remotely. Please check your university’s careers portal, or with your career services office for the Analyst position job posting and additional information. If the Analyst position is not posted at your university, we still encourage you to apply if you meet the aforementioned qualifications.
Virtual campus interviews (OCI) and special events will be conducted at select U.S. universities including Columbia University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, and Yale University. If you are a current student or alumnus/a at these schools, please refer to Handshake for specific recruiting dates.
Please email email@example.com with any questions and additional information.
Kobre & Kim typically recruits summer analyst cohorts in the fall (September – early December) through on-campus recruiting (OCR) and resume drops at universities within the United States and internationally. Recruiting for the Analyst Program summer internship for rising college seniors (May/June 2022 graduates) will occur between January 2021 – April 2021.
How to Apply
Please submit your application for the Analyst position with the required materials by following the two steps outlined as follows:
- Step 1: Email the required application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Analyst Application – Summer 2021”. In the body of your email, please list your top two office preferences in order and any additional language skills and your written/oral fluency level in each language (native, fluent, proficient, intermediate).
- Step 2: Submit your application through the Kobre & Kim Careers website at https://bit.ly/30RAzau.
Required Application Materials
- Resume/CV (include your final degree)
- Cover Letter
- Unofficial Academic Transcript
- Two Writing Samples*
*Writing samples should be argumentative papers written for college courses and/or independent research papers. Full papers of 5-10 pages or excerpts from lengthier samples are acceptable.
All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants selected to interview will be contacted. Contact Analyst Program Recruiting at email@example.com with any questions or inquiries about more immediate openings or the status of your application.
Kobre & Kim is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer. Kobre & Kim provides equal opportunity to all employees on the basis of individual qualification without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, national origin, physical and mental disability, genetic information and history, sexual orientation, or other category protected by state or federal law. Kobre & Kim does not discriminate in the recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, benefits, or any other condition of employment.
Alumni of the Analyst Program
Our alumni contribute to the firm’s rich history and tradition, and we strive to maintain active relationships with our global alumni. Upon completion of the Analyst Program, more than half of our analysts attend law school at world-renowned institutions, while a significant number go on to attend top business schools or seek other advanced degrees. We also have analyst alumni who return as associates at our firm. Our alumni are among the most talented and sought-after young professionals in the world, and we aim for each individual experience at Kobre & Kim to translate into a lifetime of meaningful work.
Manager of Analyst Program & Head of Global Analyst Program Recruiting
Analyst Program Recruiting