Trading Internships

UBS
#1

Has anyone done a trading internship with an investment bank before, and if you have, did you enjoy it and did you find it easy or hard compared to what your expected?

I am interning in trading with [[UBS]] this summer. Does anyone have any idea of what it is like there for an internship? If you did an internship, did you get offered a job?

Thanks!

#2

I know somebody who did trading there as a job. She seemed to love it! She was doing [[derivatives]] [[trading]] at [[UBS]] at Finsbury Avenue. In her words, “everyone should give it a go”.

In terms of [[internships]] though I’m not sure I can be of much help!

#3

Hi Chups. Do you have previous experience in trading to secure that internship? Cos I have an interview with Barcap coming and would love to know what to expect for trading. Thanks.

#4

Generally you don’t need any prior experience for an internship - although it helps. You should be aware of what you will be doing as a trader though, on a day to day basis, and why you want to do it!

Point of note: as an intern, and any trading internship, the FSA regulations massively limit what you can actually do. Be prepared to learn more than you actually get involved with!

#5

Thanks Redsuperted. How about pple trading with individual accounts in forex, options etc? Is that in a way similar to what traders do in a bank? I guess my motivations are my interest in working in dynamic environments and interest in how financial markets affect asset prices? Is that credible?