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Want hands-on insights into life as a trader at a leading global market maker? 

During week one, you’ll get to know IMC (and your fellow interns, including those in the parallel technology stream). You’ll discover the basics of the IMC way of working, gain an introduction to the financial markets and our role as a market maker, learn about game theory and option theory, and take part in group activities and social events. We’ll also make sure you’re set up for success with the programming language Python.

Research project

From week two onward, you’ll spend most of your time focusing on your individual project. Usually, our trading interns’ research-based projects focus on the more systematic, analysis-driven parts of our trading activities – which means you could be tackling anything from generating new trading strategies to working on tooling, functionality, or visibility for a specific use case. Whatever your project, you’ll be doing meaningful work that may well end up being put into use by our trading teams. It’s a chance to get stuck in and make your mark on market making.

Throughout your project, you’ll be in close contact with your mentor. They’ll coach and support you and review your work. At the end of the program, you’ll present your project to a friendly audience of IMC colleagues.



Life as an intern

Alongside your day-to-day work on your individual project, you’ll get a first-hand perspective of what it’s like to work at IMC. You’ll be a valued member of one of our trading teams, participating in catch-ups and helping out where needed. 

Over the nine weeks, trading interns also attend lectures and workshops run by experienced IMCers from different functions and departments, take social skills training, and join in with intern-only and company-wide social activities.

To take part in IMC’s trading internship, you’ll need to be an undergraduate with a solid background in a technical subject (for example, many of our trading interns study mathematics, statistics, engineering, or physics). And you’ll need to be able to commit to a nine-week summer program with us in Amsterdam. 

New to the financial markets? Don’t worry: we don’t expect our interns to be ready to hit the trading floor. You’ll find out everything you need to know from our experts as part of your induction program at IMC – so just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm to learn! One thing we do ask is that you start to familiarize yourself with Python code before you join us: we’ll send successful candidates a starter pack to look through ahead of the program.