Institutional Securities

2019 Freshman Enhancement Program

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Placement and duration

The Freshman Enhancement Program provides Black, Hispanic, Native American and LGBTQ students the opportunity to experience Morgan Stanley culture first-hand. Participating divisions include Wealth Management, Global Capital Markets, Investment Banking, and Sales & Trading and Research. We encourage students of all majors and disciplines to apply.

Selected candidates participate in a paid program at our offices in New York City before June and based on participant availability (exact timing of the program to be determined). The program includes valuable training, networking opportunities and exposure to Morgan Stanley professionals across businesses.  

Training program


  • You are a current freshman undergraduate student.
  • You have an interest in financial services, excellent work ethic and strong verbal/written communication skills.
  • You are analytical, quantitative, have the ability to multi-task, are results driven, a leader and a team player with a positive attitude.

Morgan Stanley New York

Founded in New York City in 1935, Morgan Stanley has evolved into one of the world's foremost financial institutions, with more than 55,000 employees in 43 countries. Our New York headquarters offers the finest in financial thinking, products and execution to individual investors, companies, institutions and government agencies. We offer our clients the personalized attention and service of a boutique, the intelligence and creativity of the brightest professionals in the industry and the global resources of Morgan Stanley.

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Application Process and Deadline

Eligible candidates must: (i) be currently enrolled as a freshman at an accredited 4-year institution at the time of application; (ii) have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0); and (iii) be able to commit to the full length of the internship. Candidates must submit the complete application along with their resume (including most current GPA) and cover letter. Successful candidates will be selected for at least one interview in order to determine offers.

Please note you will not be able to save the application until it is completed. If you do not have your GPA yet, please note your expected GPA in the application, include details in your cover letter and submit the application. When you receive your GPA, send an updated resume to

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