Lionheart Ventures

Lionheart Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on reducing existential risk. Their mission is to ensure humanity’s security for a thriving future.


Founded by St Anne’s alum David Langer (Mathematics, 2007), Lionheart’s main areas of investment focus are transformative artificial intelligence and frontier mental health technologies.


Summer 2024 Analyst Internship

Each summer Lionheart look to bring on one or more exceptional interns to support them during the Long Vacation. They design internship projects around the specific expertise of each intern.

Example projects include market research into specific sectors, academic research into aspects of the field of existential risks, AI, and mental health, or development of strategies as to how to leverage the latest AI tools or LLMs.


Terms of the Internship

  • Who can apply: Open to undergraduates and graduates studying any subject (undergraduates preferably in their penultimate year).
  • Personal Qualities: Exceptional analytical and communication skills.
  • Skills / previous work / experience: Mathematical modelling or software engineering skills are a bonus. Prior start-up or investing experience preferred. Demonstrated interest in technology start-ups and existing interest in existential risk is a bonus. Seriously interested in pursuing a career in technology entrepreneurship or venture capital investing.
  • Period: 10-12 weeks over the Long Vacation
  • Location: Remote
  • Remuneration: UK living wage


How to Apply

The following documents need to be emailed to Christine Robertson ( by 19th January 2024 (Friday of Week 1 Hilary term):

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the internship and how your skills and experience may assist you in the role (maximum 1 side A4 equivalent)
  • Up to date CV (maximum 2 sides A4 equivalent)
  • A reference sent directly from your Personal Tutor / College Advisor / Course Supervisor.


Please ask Christine at the above email address if you have any questions!


The opportunity to intern at Lionheart Ventures was extremely formative and enjoyable. Lionheart is a tight-knit team of motivated individuals all working towards an incredibly important goal: making humanity more resilient and lowering existential risk. Throughout the internship, I was given the chance to sit in on pitches from start-ups, taking notes and asking my own questions, and to attend Lionheart’s weekly investment update meetings, which provided an excellent insight into how the company runs as a whole.”   Ed Lamb, BA Classics, Lionheart Ventures intern 2022.