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 Business Development intern, you’ll learn how we solve problems across departments to support the firm’s growth in an incredibly competitive global market. This program is the internship counterpart to our full-time Rotational Development Program, and combines big-picture thinking with deep dives into data and documentation.
Our Business Development team sits at the intersection of several teams, including Trading, Technology, Risk, Compliance, Finance, Operations, and more. With this unique, holistic perspective, interns are able to see how all parts of the firm interact and intersect with each other, getting a comprehensive overview of our business.
During the program, you'll work on live projects that expose you to the wide variety of problems we solve every day. You might help identify and resolve bottlenecks; automate existing manual processes; and integrate new trade flows into our operational, regulatory, and technical infrastructure. In the process, you will need to gather information and feedback from multiple stakeholders and coordinate closely with several internal groups.
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
- Excited to engage with diverse topics in finance, technology, and the law
- Interested in developing a broad range of technical skills, from project management, to working with data, to understanding and writing code
- Self-motivated, organized, careful, and detail-oriented with strong interpersonal, communication, and time-management skills
- Able to exercise good judgment and eager to ask questions, admit mistakes, and learn new things
- Fluent in English
Please note: Jane Street will provide flights to and from Hong Kong as well as accommodation throughout the entirety of the program.