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RCIF Summer Program

RCIF is accepting students for its summer program in August.

Please don't hesitate to contact RCIF's executives via their socials or at to learn more.

The full application is below.

The deadline for submitting the application is July 25th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.


Your path to becoming a Fund Analyst.

Rigorous and requiring hours of commitment, graduates of the program receive familiarity in working with financial statements, and an ability to concisely state and support investment theses. The Analyst Candidate Program runs from October to April and consists of a weekly seminar, readings, exclusive speaker events, and required investment reports.

A combination of case studies, research, theory, and writings paves the way for students to become intelligent investors. With guided learning towards writing concise and well thought out investment reports, the Analyst Candidate Program prepares students for roles in investment research and management.
Admitted students are required to complete all required readings, homework, two investment reports, as well as attend all weekly sessions, speaker events, and annual stock pitch.

High performers may be invited back to be our Fund Analysts, or connected to other opportunities.

The application for 2021-2022 will be released in September.


Your pathway to becoming an effective business operator & executive.

RCIF interns have access to a library of resources, direct mentorship, and automatic enrollment into the Analyst Program. As our organization aims to replicate the culture and efficiency of Berkshire Hathaway, decentralization and meritocracy are critical to the success of Rational Capital. RCIF seeks diligent candidates with a mind for critical thinking. The experience aims to provide critical skills and a mindset necessary to become an efficient operator. 

The application for 2021-2022 will be released in September.


Get real hands-on investment experience. 

High performing members of the Analyst Program will have the opportunity to be assigned to a Fund Analyst for hands-on experience conducting research alongside the research team. The mentorship program is designed to give analyst candidates insight into the work of a Fund Analyst and real portfolio management experience. You will assist the Fund Analyst in their research and investment reports. The mentorship program prepares the highest performers to become Fund Analysts.


As part of the Research Team.

This component of the organization fully manages the real portfolio of private capital at Rational. Lead by the President and Vice-President of Research, Fund Analysts report back weekly in discussing investment ideas supported with valid research and evidence. Reports will have a direct impact on buying and selling decisions within the organization for the fund.


Your foray into the world of investing

The Pre-Analyst Program runs for 6 sessions per semester and is designed to introduce students to the foundations of value investing. This program is highly encouraged for students who wish to apply to the Analyst Candidate Program. 

Topics will include: introduction to value investing, accounting, corporate finance, valuation, management analysis, and research & report writing

Details for the upcoming fall semester will be release in September.