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Trading Desk Operations Specialist - 2023 Summer Internship

About the Program

Our goal is to give you a real sense of what it’s like to work at Jane Street full time. Over the course of your internship, you will explore ways to approach and solve exciting problems within your field of interest through fun and challenging classes, interactive sessions, and group discussions—and then you will have the chance to put those lessons to practical use.

As an intern, you are paired with full-time employees who act as mentors, collaborating with you on real-world projects we actually need done. When you’re not working on your project, you will have plenty of time to use our office amenities, physical and virtual educational resources, attend guest speakers and social events, and engage with the parts of our work that excite you the most.

If you’ve never thought about a career in finance, you’re in good company. Many of us were in the same position before working here. If you have a curious mind, a collaborative spirit, and a passion for solving interesting problems, we have a feeling you’ll fit right in.

About the Position

As a Trading Desk Operations (TDO) intern, you’ll be part of an immersive experience, paired with experienced TDOs who will teach you how we monitor trading tools, manage and update complex spreadsheets, optimize our existing processes, and develop new tools for the desk. This program is the internship counterpart to our Trading Desk Operations Specialist program.

Our TDO Specialists are integral to the firm’s success, building and maintaining desk infrastructure that is responsible for trading thousands of financial products across 200 trading venues worldwide.

During the program, you'll work on real-life projects that expose you to the variety of problems we solve every day. As you become familiar with the daily operations of the desk, you’ll learn the flow of the trading and settlement cycle and the regulatory and operational considerations of each step.

Our trading desks are central to our collaborative and cooperative office environment, and we believe the best way to integrate interns is through a hands-on, interactive approach. From the beginning, you can expect to work side-by-side with more experienced TDO Specialists who are committed to teaching, guiding, and supporting our interns.

About You

We don’t expect you to have a background in finance or any other specific field—we’re looking for smart people who enjoy solving interesting problems. We’re more interested in how you think and learn than what you currently know. You should be:

  • Planning to graduate in 2024
  • A critical thinker with a strong quantitative foundation
  • Interested in expanding your technical skills
  • An agile and adaptive problem-solver who likes a fast-paced environment
  • Proactive, organized, reliable, and courteous
  • A strong communicator
  • Eager to ask questions, admit mistakes, and learn new things
  • Fluent in English

If you’d like to learn more, you can read about all the internships we offer, our interview process, and meet some of our newest hires.

Base salary is $150,000.