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Credit Research Analyst - Expert Summer Intern Programme - 2023

New York, NY

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.

Key information

Date live Apr. 11, 2022

Business Area Barclays International

Area of Expertise Campus - Research

Contract Summer Internship

Reference Code 00278053

Job description

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.

Paid holiday and vacation

Competitive pay

Private medical care

Disability assurance

Flexible working

Life assurance

Voluntary benefits

Retirement planning

*This is an example of benefits offered to full-time employees. Specific benefits may vary based on the type of role, programme and location.

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.

Qualities we look for: Resilient, adaptable, confident, driven, empathetic, curious

Why Barclays?

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.

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Purpose

We exist to provide responsible finance to people and business – but also a whole lot more.

Values

We believe great talent RISES. It acts with Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.

Mindset

We discover our full potential through our desire to Empower, Challenge and Drive each other.

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