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Investing in the next generation of investment professionals is our priority. We want to empower you—which is why we offer training, and a culture of mentorship and mobility, so you can cultivate the tools you need to build your career. If you're passionate, driven and ready to develop new ideas, we want to help you challenge your limits.

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Our Programs

We offer dynamic programs for students and graduates—helping you get up to speed, so you can dive into critical projects right away. You'll be able to develop your skills while having a significant impact on the firm. Come grow with us through one of our internship or associate programs.

Summer Internships
Full-Time Positions

Our interns work on projects that matter. Throughout the summer, you'll get to know what it's like to work at a leading asset-management firm, while being responsible for important deliverables with high visibility in a supportive environment. You'll work with other talented students and learn from industry leaders. Many of our interns go on to become full-time associates upon graduation.

Junior Intern Program

This program is for undergraduate students who have successfully completed their junior year of college. We offer a 10-week, full-time, paid summer internship that runs from June through August. We invite many of our successful interns to join our full-time associate program after graduation.

Sophomore Summer Leadership Program

This program is for undergraduate students who have successfully completed their sophomore year of college. It's designed to provide firsthand exposure to careers in finance to a select group of students from underrepresented populations (women, people of color, LGBTQ). The nine-week, paid internship program includes one week of training, and rotations through two different departments. Each project-based assignment lasts four weeks. This program runs from June through August.

Departments with Internship Opportunities

  • Arya Partners (MBA students only)
  • Client Services
    • Client Group
    • Private Wealth Management*
  • Investment Services
    • Equities
    • Fixed lncome
    • Multi-Asset Solutions
  • Portfolio Management Group
  • Sell Side Equity Research (both BA and MBA students)
  • Sell Side Sales
  • Technology & Operations*
*Opportunities available in multiple US locations
Opportunities available in New York. London, and Hong Kong

Internship Criteria

  • Be available to work from June through August
  • Have strong communication and leadership skills
  • Be able to work independently, while also being a team player
  • Be detail oriented and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Have completed some course work in finance and economics (preferred but not required)
  • Undergo a thorough background check (for selected candidates)
Note: Interns are not allowed to take academic classes or hold other employment that will conflict with the paid internship schedule.

Our associates are essential to the success of AB. Through the Rotational and Direct Placement programs, you'll develop your interests, expand your skill set and build invaluable relationships, while impacting the firm with your ideas. If you're in your last year of university or business school, you can apply for one of our full-time positions.

Rotational Programs

Our Rotational Associate programs give you a deep exposure to key areas of our business as you serve various roles in a specific department. You'll rotate through four positions over two years, learning the business from multiple perspectives and getting the opportunity to decide where you'd like to focus your career long term.

Participating Departments

+ Client Group
+ Equities
+ Fixed Income
+ Legal & Compliance
+ Multi-Asset Solutions
+ Quant
+ Technology & Operations*
*Opportunities available in multiple US locations

Direct Placement Programs

With our Direct Placement programs, you can concentrate your efforts with one of our investment-research or client-services teams. You'll be fully immersed in one area, mastering professional skills, building your knowledge of the investment industry and developing a future career path.

Participating Departments

+ Private Wealth Management*
+ Sell Side Equity Research & Sales
+ Portfolio Management Group
*Opportunities available in multiple US locations
US and international opportunities available

Recruiting Timeline

August

September — February

June

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August

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September - February

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June / July

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Find Yourself at AB

Investing in the next generation of investment professionals is our priority. We want to empower you—which is why we offer training, and a culture of mentorship and mobility, so you can cultivate the tools you need to build your career. If you're passionate, driven and ready to develop new ideas, we want to help you challenge your limits.

Jack

Rotational Associate—Equities

"I'm currently doing a rotation with Emerging Markets Strategic Core, so I'm looking at different emerging-market companies and analyzing whether they'd be a good fit for our portfolio, within the framework we have of quality, stability and price. I'm also working on thematic research to figure out what kinds of trends in emerging markets could eventually lead the way and translate to trends in developed markets. I'm excited to come to work every day because of the people at AB. It's not what I was expecting from a financial-services firm, but everyone is really nice here. It's a culture of people who are smart and intellectual, so I'm learning a lot from the people I work with."

Emily

Sales Associate—AB Bernstein

"The culture at AB is pretty spectacular. That's something that I wasn't prepared for and was pleasantly surprised by. Bernstein is very academic, which I like, and that comes with the caliber of our research and how we think about our analysts. I enjoy the people I work with—they're driven and motivated, and we work together to do good work for the firm and for our clients. It always feels like there's a path to the next level in your career."

Elijah

Research Associate—AB Bernstein

"I've been granted the freedom to drive a lot of the projects that I work on and mold them how I want. If you think about the people who have been working in the industry for 20+ years, a lot of the technology that they started with is so different from what we have today. As Millennials, we have the advantage of being well versed in the technologies, and I think, at AB they understand and embrace that. So when you're utilizing technology to improve processes, they love it."

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