A fast track to the world of trading and technologyOur summer internship program teaches you everything you need to know about financial markets, so no background knowledge is required. In the classroom, through desk-shadowing, mock-trading, and from projects and mentors, you’ll get to really understand trading and technology at IMC.
Much of the learning occurs as you participate in trading simulations and writing Python scripts to interact with our simulated exchange. You’ll learn how to make good decisions in a fast-paced environment.
The internship is an extremely realistic job experience. You’ll work on meaningful projects that are important for IMC's overall strategy and have a real impact on the business.
What you can expect
As an intern at IMC you’ll work on meaningful projects. There are so many things we want to research and explore. You will have the opportunity to work on these projects, add your own insights and have an impact. Many interns have seen their work enter production before they’ve even completed their internship. You’ll have a mentor to coach you. But even with their support, believe us, it’s sure to be challenging.
During the first week of the internship, we will teach you everything you will need to know. We’ll take you through technical training where you will acquire skills you can directly use during your placement. From option theory and a crash course Python to the IMC way of working; and from fortnightly lunch and learn sessions to weekly theory corners for you to improve your theoretical knowledge, we offer it all.
Your projects are outlined to you with clear summaries of the expected milestones. All the projects are real scenarios for our business. In one-on-one sessions with your mentor, you will receive feedback on your progress. On your final day you will present your project findings and insights.
We hire technologists who want to learn more about the markets and traders who have technical skills. They challenge each other and solve problems in a highly collaborative way. Our teams are not siloed; strategies and tools are shared to leverage the best ideas.
As an intern you'll work alongside a dedicated mentor but also with other employees both within and outside your team. You'll also have opportunities to network with IMC employees during lunch every day, Friday happy hours, volunteer events and other social events.
We pride ourselves on our culture of casual intensity. We hire extremely bright and driven individuals that hold themselves and their colleagues to a high standard. However, our dress code and the way we interact with each other is friendly and casual.
Sharing is a great way to make friends so you’ll share a luxury apartment in a desirable neighborhood of Chicago - full of restaurants, activities, nightlife, etc. That will make it easy for you to plan your agenda, explore the city and meet up with colleagues. We also arrange teambuilding and social events to help you build relationships across IMC.
If you’re offered an Internship at IMC that’s a sign of our confidence in you. The application process for our graduate and intern positions is identical. We hire you as an intern because we see potential to hire you for a full time position after you graduate. Take your time to get to know IMC and to get an understanding of what a full time position will look like. Are you thriving and performing well and are you enjoying yourself, then there’s a good chance that we’d love to see you back for a full time position after you graduate.
Once a year, from the beginning of June until the end of August, we host a large group of students in a structured program lasting approx. 10 weeks. Currently we do not offer off-cycle internships, however, we're always open to connecting with interested candidates and encourage you to join our Talent Community.