Summer Internship as a CXO in Chicago

This summer I had the amazing opportunity to work with a revenue cycle management company called Assembly Health as a CXO intern! A “CXO” position allows candidates the opportunity to fast-track their careers by placing them in executive roles at portfolio companies of a PE fund. You start off as a Chief of Staff and are given a tremendous amount of responsibility from the start. As you progress through the company’s ranks, you’re given the option upon exit to stay with the portfolio company or return to the fund and be in a senior role within another firm.1

As a Chief of Staff intern, I gained a tremendous amount of operational experience – I had to quickly get up to speed on the revenue cycle management industry, and how Assembly operated in this space. By the end of the summer, I had worked alongside the C-Suite on a variety of strategic and operational projects like:

  1. Developing a key account management strategy
  2. Helping standardize the sales process by automating repetitive processes, creating template decks / tools, and developing a pricing strategy for incoming clients
  3. Working with the analytics team to develop a client reporting dashboard

Overall, my internship was a 10/10 – not only did I love the impact I was able to make, I also became so close with the Assembly Health team (see a selfie of me and our Director of Skilled Nursing Facility Operations, Kristy Brown, below)! In fact, I loved it so much that I’ve decided to stay on through the Fall ’23 quarter.

My summer wasn’t all work and no play though – I had plenty of time to take advantage of everything that Chicago has to offer. I spent my free hours at my favorite bookstore in the South Loop (Sandmeyer’s):

Enjoying the food scene at hot spots like Rose Mary over in West Loop:

And soaking up the views + music the city has to offer at places like Nobu rooftop and Lollapalooza with people I love:

Summertime in Chicago has never failed to disappoint me, and this summer certainly was no exception!

  1. This is dependent on the specific PE fund and the CXO’s performance during their tenure at the portfolio company. ↩︎