Proprietary Trading Intern
Traders at the D. E. Shaw group are at the core of our discretionary investment strategies, and we’re looking to train motivated and unique individuals to contribute to the team during this coming summer. Among a diverse group of colleagues composed of published authors, entrepreneurs, opera singers, International Math and Physics Olympiad medalists, and many others, trader interns will take on complex challenges that are ever changing and reach far beyond the world of finance.
Since our approach sits at the intersection of finance and technology, our traders employ a number of technological platforms to analyze market data and ultimately make qualitative decisions based on this analysis. Trader interns will assist in general trading activities, monitoring markets and positions, and analyzing market events.
What we're looking for
- Ideal candidates will possess computer literacy, will excel at both quantitative and qualitative problem solving, and will have an interest in financial markets (absolutely no previous finance experience is necessary, however).
- Preference will be given to students approaching their final year of full-time study towards a bachelor’s or other advanced degree, though all are encouraged to apply.
The members of the D. E. Shaw group do not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. Note that for us, this is more than just a legal boilerplate. We are genuinely committed to these principles, which form an important part of our corporate culture, and are eager to hear from extraordinarily well qualified individuals having a wide range of backgrounds and personal characteristics.