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About Internships


FINRA’s Corporate Internship Program offers practical, hands-on experience with the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. Our program offers interns opportunities to build their career—and supplement what they've learned in the classroom—by meeting and working with employees throughout our organization.
 
Our program runs from late May to mid-August. Interns work a maximum of 40 hours per week at a competitive hourly pay rate. We offer summer internships in a number of specialized areas such as:

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Enforcement
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Market Regulation
  • Member Regulation
  • Office of Fraud Detection and Market Intelligence

 

and, in a variety of locations that may include:

  • Boca Raton
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Kansas City
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Rockville
  • Washington, DC   

 

For detailed descriptions of each intern position, please visit www.finra.org/careers.

What We Require:
 

  • Ideal candidates are majors in finance, accounting, business administration, information technology, or pursuing a master's degree or J.D. 
  • Candidates must be entering their third or fourth year of undergraduate studies or pursuing graduate studies. Some department internships will require law students to be entering their second or final year of study. 
  • Work experience in a financial, brokerage or investment environment is a plus. 

 
How to Apply:
 
To submit an application:

  • Visit www.finra.org/careers.
  • Select "Apply Now." 
  • Search for an internship position by selecting "Internships" under "Job Field."
  • Select the internship that interests you and for which you are most qualified.
  • Select "Apply Online."
  • Create a profile and upload your cover letter, resume and school transcript.


If you meet the minimum requirements for the position, and the department's management team expresses an interest in your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview. 

Our goal is to find the strongest, best possible candidate to fill an internship position. We will focus on your current and future academic pursuits, as well as previous work experience and academic excellence. The best candidates will have a strong understanding of FINRA's role in the securities industry and a strong desire to learn about securities industry regulation. Visit www.finra.org/interns to learn more and to read about the experiences of FINRA intern alumni.

What You Can Expect:

On your first day, you'll receive an orientation to the organization, your department and your group. In addition, you'll learn about FINRA's mission, our values and your responsibilities as a member of our team. You'll receive more in-depth training during the 12 weeks, including a curriculum, assigned projects and goals.

Throughout your internship, you will work with a mentor within your department who will assist in your training, answer your questions and provide guidance on your assigned project(s). Depending on your location, you'll hear presentations from several internal and/or external speakers. These presentations are opportunities for you to build professional relationships and to learn more about FINRA.

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