Internships at Barclays
Our internships are the perfect introduction to the world of financial services. You’ll be immersed in your chosen business area, learning from our people and taking on real business challenges.
Wherever you join us, you’ll discover a platform to help you absorb the essential skills and knowledge you’ll need to progress on your journey at Barclays. You’ll receive genuine support and encouragement, with both senior and junior mentors to guide you; and you’ll have the opportunity to take part in networking and social events. We want you to feel part of our community from the very start.
Apr. 11, 2022
Campus - Research
Turn information into insight
Barclays’ award-winning Credit Research team provides expert knowledge to enable both internal and external clients to make informed investment decisions. Covering Investment Grade, High Yield, Emerging Market, Municipals and Credit Strategy, this team offers actionable insights and innovative products, every day. Find out if you have what it takes to succeed here by becoming a summer associate.
Fundamental analysts are responsible for covering companies within specific sectors or industries while strategists analyze macro trends and their impact on the overall credit market. In addition to performing macro and industry analysis, the research team works with internal contacts (trading, sales, investment banking, etc.) and external clients (money managers, pension funds, hedge funds, etc.) on a regular basis in order to better evaluate the credit markets. This is a fast-paced and exciting role requiring a high degree of interaction and partnership with Sales & Trading.
Real responsibility, right away
As a summer associate, you’ll spend the summer rotating through two coverage areas in our Credit Research team, gaining valuable experience and having a genuine impact on our business. Under the direction of a senior analyst, you’ll exercise your critical thinking skills, contributing insights and ideas to investment theses and reports. You may:
- analyze macro trends and assess their impact on overall credit market
- build quantitative models to highlight relative value within credit
- build and maintain financial models and industry databases
- opportunity to participate in client meetings and phone calls
- understand the next wave of financial analysis through opportunities to work with our Quantitative Portfolio Strategies and Data Science teams.
A place where you can thrive
At Barclays, you’ll be surrounded by people who will help you achieve your ambitions. Our collaborative, supportive environment gives you the chance to build solid relationships with senior leaders and peers alike. During the program, you’ll also:
- participate in formal and informal training
- connect with junior and senior mentors
- attend dedicated networking sessions and other program events
- receive detailed performance feedback
- give back to the community through volunteer events.
We invite top-performing, eligible summer associates to join us as full-time Credit Research analysts after graduation.
To be considered for this program, you must:
- be a masters or MBA student with an anticipated graduation date between December 2023 - June 2024.
Ideally, you would also have:
- a GPA of 3.2 or above
- a strong interest in business and finance, though no specific major is required
- resourcefulness, team-orientation, enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrated through participation in extracurricular activities
- if MBA:
- advanced knowledge of accounting, bond math, corporate financial valuation methods, financial modeling and the market
- advanced Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills and basic knowledge of Bloomberg
- intermediate knowledge of derivative valuation methods
- basic knowledge of statistical methods
- knowledge of fixed income securities (preferred)
- the ability to prioritize numerous tasks independently, demonstrated through work experience.
It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.
What you get in return
However high you rise at Barclays, we believe all our employees should receive a competitive package of core benefits flexible to you and your family’s needs. At Barclays, you’ll support our customers and clients, and we’ll support you with rewards that will genuinely make a difference. See some of the benefits* you could receive when joining us full-time.
What makes a successful Intern at Barclays?
These key qualities will help you lay a solid foundation for success on our programmes. From day one, we’ll help you further develop and strengthen them. We’re ready to help you achieve your aspirations and make the most of everything we have to offer.
There’s no other business quite like Barclays. There are no other careers quite like ours. We’re here to champion your development, and we truly want you to enjoy your career journey. We’ll give you all the support and encouragement you need to make the most of this experience. And you’ll have the chance to make a genuine contribution to our inclusive culture and support our purpose as we serve our customers, clients, communities and colleagues.
The Barclays Way
This is the spirit of Barclays. It’s why we exist, what we believe and how we behave. But most importantly, it’s how we make decisions, take action and get things done.
We exist to provide responsible finance to people and business – but also a whole lot more.
We believe great talent RISES. It acts with Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.
We discover our full potential through our desire to Empower, Challenge and Drive each other.
More about working at Barclays
Barclays offers corporate and investment banking and credit card services in the US. Our 10,000 US colleagues are located in offices across the country, with headquarters in New York City, a world-class campus in Whippany, New Jersey hosting our Technology and Functional Teams, and sites in Nevada and Delaware supporting our contact center operations.
We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.
Respect: We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.
Integrity: We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.
Service: We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.
Excellence: We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.
Stewardship: We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.
Barclays offers a diverse, inclusive and engaged culture. A place where people can bring their whole selves to work and be respected for who they are, valued for what they do and celebrated for their contribution to our business and our community.
We are an equal opportunity employer and opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.
We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a Carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.