The Blackpeak Internship Program is designed for undergraduate, graduate students and recent graduates with a keen interest in the business environment in Asia.
Blackpeak offers both full-time and part-time internship opportunities all year round. Depending on your areas of interest and language skills, you will be assigned to one of our offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai or Tokyo. The internship program is designed to span three to six months.
The program allows you the opportunity to work on a broad range of projects across a range of industries in various Asian countries. You will be able to develop knowledge and skills in relation to research and investigation work on target companies and their principals, business intelligence, corporate finance advisory and litigation support.
You will be expected to carry out the following duties:
Conduct intensive qualitative research and information analysis on Asian companies or industries.
Assess the quality, reliability and relevance of the information.
Produce high quality written reports and present your ideas and findings, under the guidance of our senior management team.
In addition, you will also carry out non-project related duties or research projects such as:
Assist sector teams with market research and analysis on one or more industry sectors, and develop ideas for sector-related practices.
Develop and gather information on research tools and databases.
Perform peer-review of written reports.
Prepare and translate materials for meetings and events.
Examples of research projects on which Blackpeak interns have worked:
Greater China – A map of business interests of China tycoons
Japan – Compile information on civil litigation databases from Tokyo’s local district courts
Southeast Asia – Background information on large family-owned conglomerates
Requirements & Preferences
Successful applicants will preferably be students with or pursuing a degree in social science, humanities, languages or business with experience in qualitative research and analysis.
We are looking for candidates for our Global Japan/Korea practice in Tokyo. You will be reporting to and working with Blackpeak’s Tokyo office, as well as providing support to our other regional offices.
Full professional proficiency in written and spoken English AND Japanese (with proficiency AT LEAST equal to N1 JLPT) or Korean (with proficiency AT LEAST equal to TOPIK level 6) is required.
What we're doing.
Blackpeak is an international investigative research and risk advisory firm experienced in investigative due diligence, investigations and security, and business intelligence research. We provide our clients with practical, tailored advice and assistance across the investment cycle.
We specialize in investigative due diligence, investigations and security, and business intelligence research. Each project is executed by our in-house team with unmatched in-country expertise, using customized investigative methodologies.
Our team members have been managing risk consulting projects for more than 20 years covering all industries across the globe.
Founded in Asia, the firm now operates from strategic locations in key financial and economic centers, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and New York.
Why we're doing.
Blackpeak is dedicated to uncovering critical risk-related information for our clients worldwide.
Salary / Fringe Benefits / Perks
For part-time candidates, a minimum commitment of 15 hours a week for three months is preferred. Interns will be offered a modest monthly allowance. You should make sure you are legally allowed to work in the location for which you apply.