The D. E. Shaw group seeks motivated, intellectually curious students from all academic disciplines to join us in one of our strategy and business development groups. You’ll spend your summer in either the COO Group, Corporate Development, or Investor Relations. In each of these groups, you’ll collaborate with a diverse and talented team of colleagues on challenging, high-impact projects central to some of the most important questions and opportunities we’re thinking about as a firm. This role offers the chance to be part of an inclusive and collegial working environment.
What you’ll do day-to-day:
You’ll take on projects that require rigorous analytical thinking and creative problem solving. You might investigate which markets our investment strategies should target for expansion, evaluate whether and where to open a new office, research prospective new investors for our funds, develop a plan for launching an opportunistic credit fund, or examine how well market indicators predict the results of recent global elections.
Throughout the summer, you’ll work closely with your manager, who will mentor you and support your professional development. You’ll be able to strengthen your skills—and develop new ones—via our robust learning opportunities. You’ll also have regular opportunities to learn about us and our industry from internal and external experts, get to know employees across the firm, and enjoy events and outings like talks, Broadway musicals, and casual game nights.
Who we’re looking for:
- We’re more interested in talent, entrepreneurship, and drive than we are in any particular skill or experience.
- We’re interested in highly accomplished students with keen analytical aptitude. Strategy and business development interns excel at taking a structured and detailed approach to solving problems, communicate effectively (verbally and in writing), take initiative and lead organizations, and thrive on collaboration. They are usually approaching their final year of full-time study.
- You’re not expected to have previous finance experience, but it’s great if you do. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all academic disciplines. We’ll help you learn everything you need to know, both through our training program and in the work you’ll do alongside our team. Recent interns in these groups majored in economics, international relations, global affairs, and statistics/data science.
Please note that this post is not an application. Please navigate to our website to apply: https://www.deshaw.com/recruit/jobs/Oncampus/Symplicity
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.