Placement and Duration

The Summer Analyst Program is a 10-week direct placement program that begins in June. Summer Analysts may be placed with a compliance advisory team that is aligned with one of our businesses or a team covering specific compliance areas, such as financial crimes, regulatory relations, trade surveillance, information controls and global monitoring and testing. Collectively, these teams are integral to the firm’s global compliance risk management program.

Training program

The Summer Analyst program includes a Firmwide orientation to Morgan Stanley’s businesses and division specific training. Your training will continue throughout the summer with structured learning sessions run by senior executives. Similarly, you will have many opportunities to integrate with peers and senior colleagues through a series of networking, social, charity and mentoring events.

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As a Summer Analyst, your responsibilities may include:

  • Participating in compliance risk assessments, analysis of the compliance environment and controls for a line of business, and defining and documenting the operating processes for processing Monitoring models.
  • Conducting monitoring and surveillance of transactions, employee activities and communications; monitoring development in regulatory requirements and adjusting surveillance models accordingly.
  • Reviewing and analyzing trade surveillance reports and vendor surveillance system alerts, and signing off alert completion related to employee, client and firm trading activities.
  • Assisting a business with its launch of new products.
  • Analyzing regulations, rules and various proposals; drafting and coordinating regulatory updates and compliance bulletins.
  • Reviewing and drafting policies, procedures, compliance manuals and developing/updating related training courses.
  • Conducting research, and assisting with, coordinating and responding to various regulatory inquiries and examinations.
  • Conducting due diligence (for example, financial crimes concerns) reviews of clients during the account opening process.
  • Conducting investigations on irregularities and abnormal activities and documenting findings.
  • Escalating unresolved issues or potential violations of the Morgan Stanley’s policies or external rules and regulations to his/her manager, coverage Compliance and Senior Management of Business Units.
  • Attending meetings with clients and regulators.
  • Providing advice and guidance to employees on their investing and outside activities.


  • You are in your penultimate year of study.
  • Track record of academic excellence.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize a variety of data to produce well-designed and meaningful summaries and reports.
  • Adept at solving problems and developing efficient processes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word.