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Internships

Program overview

The summer internship program at Oppenheimer gives participants a unique opportunity to learn about the financial services industry by working side by side with seasoned experts. Our interns gain hands-on leadership experience while learning about the different business channels within the Firm.

Who can apply

The internship program at Oppenheimer is for candidates currently pursuing a college or university degree who are entering their junior or senior year. While your discipline or major are not important, we are looking for students with an outstanding record of academic achievement (3.0 GPA and higher) and an interest in the financial services industry.

Note: For those interested in Investment Banking, we will only accept rising seniors into our program

About the program

Oppenheimer’s eight to ten week summer internship is designed to fully immerse bright, motivated students in the day-to-day activities of one of our departments. The program includes ongoing information sessions where you’ll learn about our Firm culture and history, as well as the benefits and responsibilities of being a member of Oppenheimer. You will also receive department-specific training designed to help you succeed in your role.

Oppenheimer internships are real jobs with real impact. As an intern, you will receive actual responsibilities that come with the same expectations as a full-time employee. Additionally, this experience will give you the chance to work alongside our industry leaders.

Internship areas

The Asset Management group focuses on helping Financial Advisors and their clients choose from a selection of advisory programs. As part of the group you will learn about the due diligence process and what goes into choosing the proper investment vehicles for clients.

The Compliance department leads our Firm-wide compliance effort by formulating and implementing policies to manage the Firm’s regulatory and reputational risk. Interns working in Compliance will be immersed in daily regulatory and monitoring activities.

The Marketing team is charged with the branding, marketing, and promotion of the core values of the Firm and its principal business lines. Interns will help the team support and enhance the revenue producing activities of the Firm with clear messaging and proof points using owned, earned, paid, and social media.

The Equities Group is charged with meeting expectations of our corporate and institutional clients. Interns with this team will participate in research, sales and trading and various processes for the markets Oppenheimer serves.

The Finance & Accounting Group (“F&A”) is responsible for financial, regulatory, and tax reporting for Oppenheimer globally. F&A also handles accounts payable, payroll, human resources and benefits for the Firm. As an intern in F&A, you will have a significant role in contributing to the mission of the group in providing accurate and timely processing and reporting of financial data and information to various constituencies both internally and externally.

The Fixed Income Group creates exceptional value for our corporate, municipal and institutional clients. Interns here will help the team reach their goal to be a premier research, trading and capital solutions organization for the markets we serve.

From automated trading and managing data, to risk analysis and safeguarding information, our commitment to best-in-class technology provides us with a competitive advantage. Interns in this department will be at the center of our business in a dynamic environment that demands innovative, strategic thinking and immediate, realistic solutions.

Oppenheimer’s Corporate Access & Conference team plays a major role in planning company-investor connections including conference summits, non-deal roadshows, field trips, bus tours, site visits, and other bespoke events. Interns in this department will aid in facilitating and organizing such events throughout their internship.

Oppenheimer’s Investment Banking professionals provide strategic advisory services and capital market strategies for emerging growth and mid-sized businesses. Interns will learn the methodology for helping companies address their strategic and financial goals through a variety of market conditions.

The Legal Department provides legal advice to the Firm that is critical to maintaining commitments to our clients, regulators, and shareholders and in promoting a culture of compliance. Interns in this area will be at the crossroads of finance and law.*

* The Oppenheimer Legal Internship Program is for students pursuing a J.D.

Primary functions of the Operations Department include the design and management of products, services and processes integral to the Firm. Interns in Operations will help the department execute equity, mutual fund, options and fixed income transactions for clients and registered representatives.

The application window will open up during mid-November. For more information on the program, please contact internship@opco.com

Questions?

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