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Generalist Intern (New York) – Summer 2025

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Summer Internship
  • Data
  • New York City

AI generated summary

  • You must be an analytical, creative problem-solver with great communication skills. Numeracy, programming, and modeling experience preferred. Currently enrolled in undergrad or grad program. No finance background needed. Let's collaborate and excel together!
  • You will work on analytical projects in credit risk, market analysis, due diligence, AI regulations, and research review. Think creatively and problem solve daily.

Requirements

  • We’re interested in highly analytical, accomplished students who communicate effectively (verbally and in writing), solve problems creatively, thrive on collaboration, have keen attention to detail, and are process oriented.
  • Candidates with well-developed numeracy and/or knowledge of programming languages such as Python and/or R are preferred.
  • Experience with modeling and forecasting work, particularly where the objective is to drive commercial suggestions and decision-making, is helpful.
  • We welcome applicants currently enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or graduate degree program across all fields of study. No previous finance experience is necessary. Students who apply to this internship are usually approaching their final year of full-time study.

Responsibilities

  • You’ll take on projects that require rigorous analytical thinking and creative problem solving. You might design reports and tools to help manage credit risk; analyze and share news about lending and trading markets; monitor market events; perform bank due diligence; explore regulatory issues associated with the use of artificial intelligence (AI); or review outside research used by the firm’s trading desks.

FAQs

What kind of projects will I be working on as a Generalist Intern at D.E. Shaw in New York?

As a Generalist Intern, you will work on challenging and high-impact projects that require rigorous analytical thinking and creative problem solving. You may be involved in designing reports and tools for credit risk management, analyzing lending and trading markets, monitoring market events, conducting bank due diligence, exploring regulatory issues related to AI, or reviewing research used by trading desks.

What kind of skills and qualities are you looking for in candidates applying for the Generalist Intern position?

We are looking for highly analytical, accomplished students who communicate effectively, solve problems creatively, excel at collaboration, pay attention to detail, and are process oriented. Candidates with strong numeracy skills and knowledge of programming languages such as Python and/or R are preferred. Previous experience in modeling and forecasting work is a plus.

What is the compensation package for Generalist Interns at D.E. Shaw in New York?

The Generalist Intern position offers a monthly base salary of $9,000, overtime pay, a sign-on bonus of $5,000, travel coverage to and from the internship, and the choice of furnished summer housing or a $10,000 housing allowance. Additionally, interns receive a $3,300 stipend for self-study materials and a $4,000 stipend for personal technology equipment. If you have any questions about the compensation, please feel free to ask one of our recruiters.

Is previous finance experience necessary for the Generalist Internship at D.E. Shaw in New York?

No, previous finance experience is not necessary for the Generalist Internship. We welcome applicants currently enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or graduate degree program across all fields of study. Students who apply to this internship are typically in their final year of full-time study.

Finance
Industry
1001-5000
Employees
1988
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

The D. E. Shaw group is trusted by investors across the world to manage their assets by seeking the optimal balance of risk and reward. While we’re known as a pioneer in quantitative investing, we also have considerable expertise in areas that involve fundamental analysis or portfolio manager discretion. We use a combination of quantitative and qualitative tools to uncover independent, hard-to-find sources of return across global public and private markets. Founded in 1988 over a small bookstore in downtown New York City, the D. E. Shaw group began with six employees and $28 million in capital and quickly became a pioneer in computational finance. In the early days of exposed pipes and extension cords, tripping on a cable could take out our whole trading system. Today, the firm has more than 2,000 people around the globe and an institutional-grade (and trip-proof) infrastructure, but we still value creativity, entrepreneurship, and the spirit of discovery.