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Discretionary Junior Trading Intern

Discretionary Junior Trading Intern
165,000 - 253,000
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Job Description

Our Trading Team is looking for dedicated Discretionary Junior Traders to take on a full-time internship this summer. We’re looking for candidates from any discipline—we pride ourselves on having diverse backgrounds on our team, ranging from traditional business and finance to philosophy and history—that can think quickly, have a good grasp on current events and passion for geopolitics. This is an entry-level role, as we use the internship period to teach our new hires about trading, our strategy, and how we follow the markets. A background in trading is not required. Flexibility in schedule will be imperative as schedules are subject to change based on various business needs in order to cover global market hours. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of trade-able qualitative strategies. You will be integral in the interaction between various research and trading teams, and you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies. This internship opportunity may lead to a full-time position upon graduation.

What you’ll be working on:

  • Monitoring fundamental, geopolitical, and macroeconomic news and its impact across financial markets
  • Developing and executing trade strategies
  • Researching and analyzing trends across major financial markets and cultivate a thorough understanding of current world events

You’ll feel right at home if you…

  • Are pursuing a bachelor's or master's and have an expected graduation date between December 2023 and June 2024
  • Have a passion for geopolitics and current events
  • Are interested in learning how to trade
  • Have a strong interest in learning about global markets and world economies
  • Flexibility with varying work schedules depending on world events – successful candidates must be comfortable working off hours to accommodate global markets
  • Are able to work well as part of a team in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to work under pressure
  • Have excellent written and communication skills

What to expect during the internship?

  • Meaningful projects: You'll receive a challenging project to complete during your time here. Each project promotes a comprehensive learning experience and provides you with meaningful work experience.
  • Community: Throughout the summer, we host a variety of educational, social and team-building activities to foster friendship and camaraderie.
  • Housing: DRW provides fully furnished apartments located close to the office making your morning commute as easy as possible.
  • Mentorship: You'll build a professional relationship with an experienced mentor in your field. Mentors and mentees meet to discuss goals, challenges and professional development and explore the city together at our mentor outings.

DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – maximizing opportunities to include real estate, cryptoassets and venture capital. With over 1,000 employees at our Chicago headquarters and offices around the world, we work together to solve complex problems, challenge consensus and deliver meaningful results. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity and thoughtful collaboration.

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