The D. E. Shaw group seeks motivated individuals with impressive records of academic and/or professional achievement to join us as trader/analyst interns.

Research analysts and traders are vital to the firm’s fundamental investing groups, and we’re looking for talented individuals with unique perspectives to join our inclusive and collegial team.

Candidates may have a passion for investing, but they may also be newcomers to the field and simply interested in solving complex, multifaceted problems that are ever-changing and reach far beyond the finance industry. This is a ten-week program that is expected to run from June to August 2025.

What you’ll do day-to-day

You’ll research, analyze, and perform due diligence on specific companies or industries to help the team assess potential investments. You’ll be tasked with staying up to date on current news and trends, reading company reports, and analyzing data from a variety of sources.

Because our approach sits at the intersection of finance and technology, our interns employ a number of technological platforms to analyze market data and ultimately make qualitative decisions based on these analyses.

Who we’re looking for

  • Candidates who display analytical rigor, have impressive critical thinking skills, and have a demonstrated interest in financial markets (e.g., through trading or coding competitions; STEM research experience; involvement with investing or finance clubs, internships, or insight programmes; or Olympiad participation) will excel in this role.
  • Applicants should have exceptional attention to detail and be able to analyze and think through the implications of new investment ideas while also contributing ideas of their own.
  • We welcome applicants currently enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or graduate degree program across all fields of study. No previous finance experience is necessary. Students who apply to this internship are usually approaching their final year of full-time study.

About us

At the D. E. Shaw group, we believe the diversity of our employees is core to our strength and success. We are committed to supporting our people in work and in life, which is why we offer benefits such as a family planning and surrogacy program and a charitable gift match to all full-time employees.

Additionally, our staff-led affinity groups are pillars of our community, helping to celebrate diversity, promote leadership and development opportunities, and facilitate inclusive mentorship. Members and allies organize a wide range of educational and social programming, from expert talks to film festivals.

The members of the D. E. Shaw group do not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, caregiver status, or any other category protected by law. We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and are eager to hear from individuals having a wide range of backgrounds and personal characteristics.

The applicable annual base salary or hourly rate paid to a successful applicant will be determined based on multiple factors, including without limitation the nature and extent of prior experience and educational background.