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2021 Summer Internship - Economic Research Intern

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2021 Summer Internship - Economic Research Intern

Philadelphia, PA
Internship
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    The Nasdaq Futures Internship Program provides successful candidates with a unique opportunity to experience a challenging and immersive 10-week internship. As participants in the Nasdaq Futures Internship Program, you will deliver real, impactful work within a business unit. You will work on a defined project and partner with a mentor, network with senior colleagues, and present your project at the end of the program. You will also participate in learning & development opportunities as well as “lunch and learn” sessions with senior leaders.

    This Nasdaq Internship runs for 10 weeks commencing from June to August. Upon completion of this internship, outstanding interns will be evaluated for full-time opportunities with NASDAQ post-graduation.

    Objectives of this Role

    Our Team

    The Economic Research team is experts in quantitative analysis, data science, financial products, market microstructure, financial regulation, and exchange competition. ER analysts provide Nasdaq’s rapid response to the most pressing issues facing the company and the financial industry. ER analysts have frequent contact with all levels of management, customers, and regulators, providing excellent opportunities for advancement. The team works with a wide array of trading systems and industry data to provide valuable insights to the industry and within Nasdaq.

    Project Overview

    The research project will depend on the exact needs of the Research team and the intern’s technical and quantitative skills. Possible topics may include:

    • Researching the impact of segmentation within the US equity market on price discovery and market quality
    • Analyzing the impact of the increase in retail trading activity in the US equity markets
    • Analyzing the economics of zero commission trading

    Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

    Your Role

    The intern will work closely with other members of the ER team to further Nasdaq’s understanding of the financial markets. The intern will research metrics, techniques, and theoretical models to analyze the given project. The intern will partake in a collaborative team environment and gain exposure to a wide variety of research and business projects that the team is working on. The research will be used for thought leadership, improving exchange functionality, and/or competitive responses to industry trends.

  • Qualifications

    Skills and Qualifications

    • Is working on completing a degree in Finance, Economics, Math, or Computer Science, statistics, or related fields (must be graduating by June 2022)
    • Knowledge and experience in using SQL and other analytical languages such as Python or R
    • Highly motivated with evidence of intellectual curiosity and creativity

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in financial markets, securities, and data
    • Experience building statistical models
    • Extremely effective communication skills, both spoken and written
    • Experience using cloud services, including storage, compute analytics, and security (e.g. AWS)
    • Experience with code versioning frameworks (e.g. Git)
  • Industry
    Financial Technology
  • Fun Fact
    Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman started her career as an intern at the company.
  • About Us

    Nasdaq's mission is to fuel the world’s economic growth one investor, one company, one market at a time. Nasdaq connects buyers and sellers, visionaries and experts, dreamers and doers to transform the global economy.