As an intern at IMC, you’ll work on a meaningful project. There are so many things we want to research and explore – and you’ll have the opportunity to work on one of these topics, add your own insights, and have an impact. In fact, many interns have seen their work enter production before completing their internship. But you’d better believe it’ll be a challenge – which is why you’ll have a mentor to support and coach you every step of the way.
During the first week of the internship, we’ll help you acquire the skills you’ll need for the rest of your placement. That could mean anything from lectures on game theory and option theory to a crash course in Python or an introduction to IMC’s trading systems and strategies. Whichever stream you’re part of, our traders and engineers will share their knowledge to ensure you’re up to speed and all set for success.
Once you’ve found your feet, you’ll have the chance to tackle your very own IMC project as part of one of our trading, Java, or C++ teams. You’ll be assigned a mentor who’s always on hand to guide and support you. But you can also tap into the knowledge and skills of your teammates, taking the opportunity to shadow and learn from them. At the end of the program, you’ll present your project and outcomes to your team and other key IMC stakeholders.
Throughout the internship, you’ll have the opportunity to shadow different desks, so you can get a feel for the teams, their differences, and what they have in common. Plus, we’ll make sure you have the chance to make some trades in our mock trading group activity – not only is it good fun, but it’s also the perfect way for our interns to gain new insights into what trading at IMC actually means.
You’ll be a full team member for the duration of your individual project. You’ll take part in catch-ups and team meetings, join the team for social occasions, and help your colleagues when they need it. After all, they might run into a problem you can solve, or perhaps you can build a tool to make things more efficient – so keep an eye out for the opportunity to take on an interesting side-project. While your priority is to complete your individual project, you’ll be encouraged to contribute fully to the team, too.
Summer at IMC is a social season! Our interns are welcome to join our office-wide Friday drinks, roof terrace BBQ, and charity event – and to take part in a range of intern-specific social activities. You’ll get to know our people, experience our culture, and find out why IMC is such a unique place to work.
If you’re offered an internship at IMC, it’s a sign that we see real potential in you: if you do well during the internship, you could be offered a full-time position after you graduate. So take your time to get to know IMC and understand what a full-time position would look like. If you’re enjoying yourself, thriving, and performing well, there’s a good chance we’d love to see you back as a graduate trainee after you finish your studies.
The trading and technology internship streams both start in Amsterdam in July. The trading program lasts for 9 weeks, and the tech program lasts for 12 weeks.