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Careers at Parnassus Investments

Parnassus Research Internship Program

Parnassus Investments has had many talented people come through the Parnassus Research Internship Program since it began in 1986. We consider the Program to be one of our proudest achievements.

Prospective Research Interns

Please contact Sheila Alfaro at for more information about the Parnassus research internship program.

Research Intern Reunions

Please contact Marie Lee at for more information on Parnassus intern reunions.

Marketing Associate

The Marketing Associate will support the continued growth of a well-established investment management firm with a diverse client base. The position will work most closely with the advisor relationship team, in addition to interacting on a regular basis with the IT, Shareholder Services, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Teams. The Marketing Associate will be an integral member of the Sales and Marketing team at Parnassus Investments.


  • Management of marketing material, including: fact sheets, presentations, and white papers
  • Maintain and update information posted to the company website
  • Tracking and reporting of client information
  • Creation and tracking of campaigns and email lists
  • Data reporting to investment platforms, and completion of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the advisor channel
  • Preparation of conference material and attendance at advisor conferences
  • Respond to in-bound phone and email inquiries from investment professionals
  • Support outreach efforts to broker-dealers, RIAs, banks, trusts and family offices

Reporting Relationship:

This position will report to the Director of Advisor Relations


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in Marketing, Business Administration or Communications
  • Must have excellent organization and interpersonal communication skills (written and oral)
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Excellent Excel and Power Point skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Experience with CRM systems, knowledge of Salesforce is a plus
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize projects, and work within short time frames
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and basic HTML code is preferred
  • Experience in the asset management industry is preferred
  • Effective at working independently and within a small team environment
  • Series 6 or 7 and 63 licenses, or desire to obtain

If you are interested in this opening, please email a copy of your resume as a PDF attachment.

Thank you,
Nancy Reyes
Director of Advisor Relations

Software Engineer Internship

As a software engineer, you will work in our IT team to improve and create new components that drive our business processes. This is an internship with flexible start dates, lasting typically about 12-14 weeks.


  • Actively participate in the design and development of in-house business application tools
  • Improve and maintain our website applications and data warehouse solution
  • Refactor and create new data access and unit testing components
  • Integrate 3rd party APIs and components
  • Implement Test Driven Development
  • Learn about the business and technical practices at Parnassus Investments


  • Bachelors in Computer Science (in progress or completed)
  • Strong foundation in Computer Science (data structures, algorithms, programming languages, operating systems, databases)
  • Experience in web development preferred
  • Solid understanding of Object-Oriented design and programming concepts
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity or experience with C#, Javascript, Html, CSS, SQL, ASP.NET, Visual Studio, relational databases preferred
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Learn new languages and platforms quickly
  • Be a self-starter and possess strong sense of self-motivation
  • Love technology and software

Please send your resume and interest to