Firm Risk Management

Summer Analyst

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Placement and duration

The 10-week Risk Management Summer Analyst Program provides students an introduction to the Financial Services industry and risk management, specifically. Summer Analysts are integrated into teams in Risk Management and are expected to take on responsibilities of full-time analysts. Placement will be determined by aligning your skillset and interests with our business needs.

We are committed to providing opportunities to develop key competencies necessary for a successful career within Risk Management. Summer Analysts will receive classroom and on-the-job training to shape a strong foundation in risk management and our businesses. Managers are committed to providing meaningful and challenging projects that can be implemented and incorporated into our day-to-day activities. Risk Management professionals are focused on developing and training Summer Analysts to ensure a successful internship experience.

Training program

Summer Analysts participate in a firmwide orientation which provides an overview of Morgan Stanley’s businesses, structure, and strategy. This is followed by two days of classroom-based training covering product and industry knowledge, soft skills, and teambuilding activities. Summer Analysts will also take part in networking events within Risk Management and with other divisions at the Firm. Summer Analysts will be assigned a peer mentor and will have opportunities to meet senior management in the Division.

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  • Risk Monitoring: Assist in day-to-day risk management of our market, credit, operational or liquidity risk exposures by providing independent analysis of business activities and establishing processes to monitor these risks.
  • Model Development: Participate in developing and enhancing tools and methodologies to quantify risks for business as usual and stress testing purposes.
  • Model Risk Management: Learn about the Firm's governance framework for models used in all divisions and assist in reviewing and validating various types of models.
  • Reporting and Strategic Risk Infrastructure: Contribute to key projects to establish and maintain a strong infrastructure supporting risk management activities, including reporting on risk exposures and metrics, data management and project management.
  • Regulatory Programs: Work with teams within Risk and across the Firm to drive key regulatory initiatives including rule implementation, regulatory exam and relationship management, remediation and governance.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are an undergraduate or graduate student in your penultimate year of study from any degree discipline with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • You must have a strong interest in risk management and excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • You have excellent leadership, inter-personal skills and are a team player.
  • You pay close attention to detail, have analytical and problem-solving skills, and are able to understand and evaluate complex information quickly.
  • You have strong project management skills.
  • You have the ability to manage dynamic priorities.


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