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Internship

• Starts Jun 4

Intern - Global Investments

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Aflac

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🚀 Summer Internship

New York

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Summer Internship

Banking & FinanceNew York

Description

  • Our summer interns participate in a series of activities that provide the opportunity to learn about all areas of the firm, as well as on-the job training in portfolio analytics and surveillance. The Intern will be assigned projects in support of current business needs including data governance and business analytics while focusing on optimization and efficiency projects, structuring of large data sets in support of portfolio management and investment decision making. Intern will also learn best practices for research and data analytics and other responsibilities in support of managing investments in an insurance asset manager for the full 10 week period.

Program Overview:

  • The Associate Summer Internship is a ~10-week internship program within the data governance department where the intern will learn about investments and methods for analyzing large data sets. Data assessment and application in an insurance asset manager, data governance, and business analytic tools used in relation to managing large data sets.
  • The Intern will gain valuable experience in data governance and business analytics, large data analysis and synthesizing ideas from data, while also learning about insurance asset management and the industry, companies and their financials, company and market analysis; whilst leveraging data mining tools to compliment daily team activities.
  • The Intern will benefit from virtual exposure to Aflac Global Investments platform projects from concept à design à test à and implementation, while understanding the characteristics of different asset classes and the leveraging best practices in data and business analytics across our US and Japan operations
  • The Intern will interact with Senior Management and will present their analytical project(s) to an audience of key stakeholders including other analysts, investment professionals, and Senior Management. 

Requirements

  • We seek highly motivated student with degree focus in finance, data, or business analytics; ability to demonstrate a willingness to learn, intellectual curiosity, and have a strong interest in investments, finance, data or business analytics within an insurance asset management and our company. Additional qualifications include:
  • GPA of 3.0 or above preferred and in good standing with the school
  • Working towards a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Finance, Statistics, Economics, Data/Business Analytics, or similar degree programs.
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, and relationship management skills
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with MS Office, with an emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
  • All candidates must have eligibility to work permanently in the U.S. and must be physically located in the continental U.S. for the duration of internship. Working time zone is Eastern Standard Time in New York City.
  • Worker Designation: requires a hybrid work schedule with a minimum of 3 days in the office

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Bachelors

Area of Responsibilities

Banking & Finance

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the investments’ data governance team members to understand all aspects of data capture for reporting and interfacing needs across different systems.
  • Develop knowledge Excel, VBA, or other system applications to efficiently manage analytics for large data sets.
  • Develop methodology in conjunction with other development team members in terms of data governance, security master and portfolio data and how to capture ensuring accuracy and efficiency.
  • Will develop knowledge of Asset Management Systems and information workflow to further understanding
  • System application will include web-based and on premise applications
  • Gain experience and insight into business knowledge and combine integration, infrastructure, applications technology, and project management for an insurance asset manager
  • Research and identify automated solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of investments’ data management group and the end to end usage from front office to middle office to back office.
  • Prepare oral and written analyses and concepts to Data Governance group
  • Compile and maintain highly sensitive and confidential information in accordance with Aflac Global Investment policies.
  • Written and verbal presentations to key stakeholders
  • Participate in company/department wide meetings throughout the summer.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Start date

Jun 4, 2024

Location

New York

Benefits

  • Aflac Global Investments has over $100 billion of assets under management.
  • Aflac is a Fortune 100 company with a significant overseas operations in Japan, Bermuda, and U.S. and a corporate culture that recognizes and rewards excellence in all of its employees.
  • Opportunity to gain deep industry knowledge of investments through focused interaction with existing experienced professional staff to generate real-world work product.
  • An open, collaborative work environment amongst other interns in different programs, as well as employees and senior management.
  • Training sessions including Introduction to Fixed Income, Life Cycle of Trading, Understanding Investments Technology Platform, The Role of Compliance in an Insurance Investment Firm, Credit/Market Risk, Derivatives, Macro Strategy, and Understanding the Buy-Side of Investments.
  • Weekly financial/investment/economic discussions with company senior stakeholders to develop and inform investment theory to practical application.
  • Information sessions with senior management, networking with other interns placed throughout other areas of Aflac, and virtual social activities.