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Quant Trader Intern

IMC Trading
Quant Trader Intern
Chicago, US
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Job Description

We will begin processing applications in mid-August. Please note, due to high volume, allow up to 3 weeks for your application to be reviewed. If you have a time sensitive deadline, please reach out to


IMC trades a wide range of financial instruments, in many different ways. This means we look for different types of traders; from the quantitative minds who enjoy the mathematical side of trading to more operationally focused personalities who thrive on interacting with brokers over the phone.

Our traders share one thing in common, though: they are at their best when solving complex problems. Their insights into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we always trade in the right place, at the right time.


Are you passionate about making direct and immediate impact? Do you enjoy problem solving, finding areas for improvement, and developing innovative solutions? Does your curiosity and desire to learn drive you? If so, apply to join IMC as a Quant Trading Intern!


Our 10-week trading internship is your chance to experience life as a trader at IMC via meaningful and challenging projects. You’ll have all the support you need to succeed: a mixture of hands-on and classroom training, and a mentor who’ll oversee your work and professional development. Where you go from here is up to you – the bar for talent at IMC is high, interns who meet these performance expectations will have the opportunity to secure a graduate position by the end of the program.

As a Trader Intern at IMC, you will:

  • Enjoy the support of a dedicated mentor and intern lead
  • Work closely with our traders and technologists, building valuable connections
  • Access to educational and career growth related trainings
  • Take part in classroom-based training and mock trading sessions
  • Attend a full schedule of incredible social activities and events throughout the summer
  • Receive a highly competitive compensation package with accommodations included

Reasons Why This Is Your Future Internship:

  • You thrive working on meaningful and challenging projects
  • You want to work at a place where creativity, teamwork and innovation are recognized and rewarded
  • You’re aiming to secure a graduate position before graduation


  • Current university student graduating between September 2024 – July 2025 that is pursuing a degree in a quantitative field of study (e.g. Mathematics, Physics or Econometrics)
  • Strong analytical skills and desire to solve complex problems
  • Experience in a programming language is an advantage (e.g. Python, Matlab or R)
  • Interest in the Financial Markets; previous knowledge is NOT required
  • Must be able to start internship on June 10, 2024


Our hiring process, including tips on applying and interviewing with IMC, is described on our website. Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start your journey with IMC.


IMC is a leading global market maker with offices in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific. We use algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities across multiple trading venues. Our vital role, at the centre of the financial markets, provides liquidity for buyers and sellers worldwide.

In the late 1980s, IMC quickly identified the importance of technology in the fast-evolving trading environment. Our passion for innovation continues to drive us today. Although our company has grown rapidly over recent decades, we still approach our work with the same entrepreneurial spirit, with an emphasis on continuous improvement and innovation. We like our people to think for themselves and we give them the responsibility and support they need to make an impact. This means real work as well as dedicated training programmes and mentors.

While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun – whether solving complex challenges or taking part in team-building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute to a better society through our foundation.

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